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New feature announcemnts, rule changes, questions on forum admin and help, competitions listing, etc
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Introduce Yourself New

An opportunity (only if you wish) for you to say hello and be welcomed to the SSC Community!
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Fruit & Vegetable Growing New

Growing, soils, fertilisers, pests and diseases, garden beds, harvesting, eating
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Food - Cooking, Preserving & Fermentation New

Recipes & how to do anything with food including fermentation and brewing!
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Building DIY, Machinery & Tools New

Your building or making things DIY projects go here, machinery, vehicles, tools, etc
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Poultry, Domestic Livestock, Pets, & Bees New

Caring for and growing animals - includes poultry (chickens, ducks, quail, etc); family pets (dogs, cats, birds, etc); bees, and more!
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Exercise, Health, and Well-being

Self sufficiency is also about healthy lifestyle. This category is where we post questions or discussions about physical or mental health.
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Energy

Solar, wind, fuels, and all general discussions about energy systems used to power/cook/heat/cool/ the home or communities.
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Hydroponics & Aquaponics

Anything to do with hydroponic or aquaponic gardening also can include aquaculture.
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Other

Other discussions about self sufficiency in general: concepts, definitions, philosophy, why etc, or anything not covered in the other categories.
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Member's Articles & Videos

All articles & videos by our members here at SSC
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Photography & Technology

All about photography or technology/gadgets. Post images here for discussion or chat about tech stuff.
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Places, Events, Business

All about places you've been, Events like courses or festivals, and business listings
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Chin Wag

Chat, jokes, opinion, whatever - (things not really related to other categories)
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Congrats on 1 MIL subs!
Hi everyone! My in ground garden bed has many tree roots growing through it. I'm wondering if I put a raised garden bed on top of it, will the tree roots grow up into the raised garden?

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Yay! finally, new home and new garden patch to potter in!
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