Lotus Garden Newsletter for Homesteaders. 10th June 2020

This week it feels like everyone seems to be taking on a can do attitude and we have lots of how to posts on making things at home and doing things for yourself. It's quite empowering!

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Things happening in the community.

You may still have time to squeeze in an entry for the @ecotrain question of the week which is about whether we miss out on opportunities because they sound too good to be true.

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The current @naturalmedicine challenge asks us how we can heal from the effects of violence.

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Some highlights of the week

For those of us with a short attention span or who just like to get straight to the point and learn something new, here's a quick, useful write up with short video demonstration from @uthus2k on how to tie a clove hitch knot, useful in so many instances when you're busy around the homestead or garden.

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Here's another quick tutorial! It turns out that making your own natural cleaner is easier than I expected. @ligayagardener shares the process of making a citrus vinegar cleaner from your peels and excess citrus.

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Sometimes pests can be overwhelming and it can be tempting to resort to chemical pesticides. However, there are some much less toxic and damaging ways to tackle pests and @oscarcede explains the process of making an eco-friendly neem and orange peel insecticide.

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Plants are organisms which are surprisingly adaptable to survival. So many of our foods are more than just food, they have the potential to grow back into a plant again and @lizelle shares with us how some of these foods do this.

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Each week one of our featured authors will be selected to be a 5% beneficiary of The Lotus Garden newsletter. This week @lizelle will receive this award.


Thank you for stopping by. This week's newsletter was brought to you by @minismallholding.


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Wow thank you so much for the feature, what an awesome selection of useful info here, heading on over to some right now;)

You're welcome. It was wonderful to come across so many useful tips and ideas.

Thanks for the mention!

Don't mention it! 😜😆


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