About the Author

Kenny Coogan

Kenny Coogan is a food, farm, and flower columnist. Coogan leads workshops about owning chickens, vegetable gardening, animal training, and corporate team building on his homestead. His newest book 99 ½ Homesteading Poems: A Backyard Guide to Raising Creatures, Growing Opportunity, and Cultivating Communityis now available at kennycoogan.com.
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Articles by Kenny Coogan

Farm Poo Paper: Don’t Pooh Pooh It!
March 14, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Why on Earth would you make paper out of farm feces? Turns out there are a lot of reasons. Typically, with normal paper which comes from trees, …

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Raising Elk Provides Something For Everyone
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Travis Lowe’s family has been a member of the North American Elk Breeders Association since 1991. Lowe, the executive director for the past two years, says that …

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Identify and Store Nuts for the Winter
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Scarlet leaves are among us as the nights become cooler. If you are starting to feel a little squirrelly, you are not alone. It is the chilly fall …

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Visit Sustainable Living Communities for Homesteading Inspiration
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Located in picturesque Iceland 60 miles from Reykjavík, Sólheimar Ecovillage offers a world-renowned sustainable community known for its artistic and ecological atmosphere where about 100 people live …

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Baxter Black Poems Strike a Chord With Homesteaders and Cowboys Alike
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites A few days ago, through complicated algorithms, YouTube suggested to me a poem titled, “A Vegetarian’s Nightmare.” It was one clip, from a long list of Baxter …

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A Recipe for Luxurious Luffas
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites “Taste this,” Paew Piromya tells me in her father’s Bangkok restaurant as she passes a green vegetable dish with brown gravy across the table. “Guess what it is.” …

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The Cushaw Squash
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Probably deep in the stages of REM sleep, my Tampa, Florida, friend MJ Clark suddenly woke up to the sound of a large object falling through a …

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When The iGeneration Gardens
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Photos and Story By Kenny Coogan, Florida Turning off your televisions and mobile devices and spending some uninterrupted time with your family and yard may not only …

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Boost Profits and Prolong Growing Season with Japanese Vegetables
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Whether you are looking to boost profits at a farmers market or extend your growing season, Japanese vegetables are the way to go. Japanese vegetables should be …

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Growing and Cooking Tangy Tomatillos
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Tomatillos have a tangy, slightly herbal flavor and are most often used in salsas and sauces. A tomatillo can be eaten raw, making for a great salad …

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Growing a Community with School Garden Grants
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites School garden grants are only a piece of what makes a plot sustainable. Much like a child, it takes a village to care for a school garden, …

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Cucurbita Moschata: Growing Butternut Squash from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata) from seed, which is categorized as a winter squash, is similar to that of pumpkins, cantaloupe, and cucumbers who all reside in …

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Go Green with Sedum Roofs
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites Having a sedum roof or other live plants growing purposefully on your barn, coop or dwelling has many advantages. In addition to being aesthetic, these living roofs …

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Growing Squash in Containers: Green Striped Cushaw
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing squash in containers, or small defined areas, came easy for my friend MJ. One morning she woke up and saw a splattered squash on the street. …

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