Category Archives: Homestead

What is Net Zero Building? (Principle, Design & Energy Explained)

workers looking at a net zero building

In simple terms, a net zero building annually produces more energy than it consumes using exclusively renewable energy. But, there is more to it. There has been substantial debate regarding the meaning of “net zero” and the criteria a net zero project should meet. The discussion has grown fairly in-depth, typical for a new concept. […]

How to Grow Potatoes: Essential Care Guide + 5 Alternative Growing Methods

growing seeding potatoes

Potatoes are some of the most rewarding plants to grow in your vegetable garden. They are filling, rich in vitamins, minerals, and oxidants, and are a delicious crowd-pleaser on any dinner table. Provide them with full sun, loose soil, compost, and regular watering, and they will produce a large crop that will last you throughout […]

10 Steps to Growing Potatoes in Containers

growing potatoes in a bag

Planting potatoes in pots is the best growing method for the busy gardener who lacks space and good garden soil. It’s fast, easy, and gives you more control over the potato growing conditions. And, with the right grow guide, you will find that using pots for your potatoes is a failproof method to ensure a […]

How to Grow Fresh Air – Dr. B.C. Wolverton

Many people spend 90% of their of their lives in buildings. Growing plants indoors is a way to keep our connection to natural world. There is also a growing amount of: Allergies Asthma Cancer Chemical sensitivity In the past homes leaked a good amount of air. This aided natural ventilation and air changes throughout a […]

Electric Hybrid Water Heater Install & Rotten Egg Smell

It all started with noticing the water heater chimney was leaking a bit of water. From an energy efficiency standpoint this chimney was a giant leaky hole. Not only was it leaking water in… but also creating a stack effect that was leaking air out from the basement and main floor and sending it out […]