Living Sustainably

Aquaponics | Rain Harvesting | Composting | Other Green Products

Gene Logsdon has passed away

My first experience with Gene was 40 years ago readingĀ Homesteading: How to Find New Independence on the Land. I still have that book, although it’s pretty dog eared, from reading it over and over. It was a primary inspiration for our own move offgrid over 10 years ago. Gene lost his battle with cancer today, and will be missed.


Take a garden poll, and receive free seeds and info

In co-operation with, I’ve built a new gardening poll to find out folks interest and experience levels. We are giving away free packs of seeds and a package of gardening tips for those who complete the poll. It’s in beta, and I need testers to help me work out the bugs. Please try it out at


Easiest way to Garden?

Vegetable gardening is becoming a hot topic due to rising food prices and concerns over food quality yet new-comers experience more problems and frustrations than results. We would like to share a solution that we personally approve of.

I’d like you to watch the following video about Food4Wealth which has been developed to help anyone, anywhere, setup, grow and produce fresh organic food in their backyard with the least amount of effort and the highest yields. Food4Wealth is an initiative to take vegetable gardening to the masses, and given the world situation, the demand for such assistance is growing.

Food4Wealth is at the forefront of Ecological Gardening and is so effective that any person can achieve the type of results that any veteran gardener would dream of. Most importantly, people who follow the Food4wealth method will learn to value their connection with the earth’s natural processes and work with them. Food4Wealth is a product that has been developed to teach, inspire and simplify the steps to self-sustainability.

Food4Wealth has been written by Jonathan White, an Environmental Scientist and professional horticulturalist. This is an authentic, credible and respected product written by an industry expert with 20 years of hands-on experience. Food4Wealth has been featured in September/October 2009 issues of G Magazine ( and has hundreds of satisfied and inspired members all over the world.


The best resources for biofuel info

In our travels, we have come across some amazing resources for learning about biofuels. I will list our favorites below for a few of the major types of biofuels we have experience in:

Ethanol – Alcohol Can Be A Gas

BioMethane – The Complete Biogas Handbook

WVO – Sliding Home

Biodiesel – Biodiesel Homebrew Guide

Wood – A Guide to Residential Wood Heating (free)

These are not the only good resources out there, just some of our favorites. Please discuss these and your favorites below in the comments section.