Jennifer Houghton

Jennifer Houghton is a yoga & fitness teacher, blogger, and green homesteader living in the British Columbia mountains. She spends most of her days chopping wood, digging dirt, learning to fix things, and babying her 3 cats. She's very keen on furry creatures and the smell of balsam fir trees.

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  1. Anna @ Northern Homestead
    Anna @ Northern Homestead January 28, 2014 at 9:21 PM .

    This is on our to do list for this spring. Thank you for sharing at Green Thumb Thursday! Hope to see you there again!

  2. Debbie
    Debbie January 22, 2014 at 2:17 PM .

    Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for sharing this with the Farmgirl Friday Community! I featured your link on Farmgirl Chit Chat today! https://www.facebook.com/groups/farmgirlchitchat/permalink/1438805953002997/ come join the fun!

  3. […] built several of my vegetable beds using the Lasagna Gardening method. Homestead Mania explains how to use cardboard, normally thrown away or tossed in the recycling bin, …. Cardboard makes a great weed barrier when you recapturing part of your […]

  4. Home and Garden Thursday
    Home and Garden Thursday January 15, 2014 at 2:01 PM .

    […] at Homestead Mania shared great tips on how to make a lawn into a […]

  5. Kathy
    Kathy January 15, 2014 at 11:12 AM .

    These are terrific tips! I will be featuring your post in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

  6. Shelle @ PreparednessMama
    Shelle @ PreparednessMama January 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM .

    This really is a fast and easy way to convert an overgrown area. We just move to our new homestead a month ago and I have the old garden covered in cardboard. By the time I’m ready to plant all the old weeds will be gone and the soil will be full of earthworms!

  7. Jann Olson
    Jann Olson January 13, 2014 at 9:03 PM .

    This is very interesting. Great idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  8. Andrea Fogleman
    Andrea Fogleman January 12, 2014 at 10:48 AM .

    Hello, you’ve been featured this week over at Scrapality.com. Check out the post… http://www.scrapality.com/2014/01/party-recap.html

  9. Andrea Fogleman
    Andrea Fogleman January 11, 2014 at 9:26 AM .

    Interesting! We might put in an above ground pool this year. That means we have to remove the sod, but what if we try your method instead. Hmm, now you have me thinking!

  10. Deborah Davis
    Deborah Davis January 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM .

    Hi Jennifer,
    This post is so timely and valuable. We have a large lawn in our family’s yard which could be converted into a wonderful organic garden utilizing your cardboard method. I am looking forward to applying this technique. Thank you so much for sharing this on the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural hop!

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