How Saving Seeds Contributes to the Diversity in Your Garden

Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. The small commission we receive if you choose to purchase goes towards making this gardening education available for free! We do not affiliate for anything we do not personally use. Thanks so much for your support! Why is the Act of Saving Seeds So Important? Saving seeds ensures plant diversity.   In permaculture …

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Lasagna Gardening 101

Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. The small commission we receive if you choose to purchase goes towards making this gardening education available for free! We do not affiliate for anything we do not personally use. Thanks so much for your support! Have you ever neglected a garden and found it overrun with weeds the next growing season? “So …

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Building Diversity in Your Garden

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Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. The small commission we receive if you choose to purchase goes towards making this gardening education available for free! We do not affiliate for anything we do not personally use. Thanks so much for your support! Diversity pulls forth a natural sense of wonder and appreciation for life.— Jen Mendez Diversity in Our …

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Best Perennials to Plant in your Veggie Garden

Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. The small commission we receive if you choose to purchase goes towards making this gardening education available for free! We do not affiliate for anything we do not personally use. Thanks so much for your support! Permaculture has a lot to do with getting the maximum yield for minimum work. Why Edible Perennials …

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Compost in Your Garden: Why You Need it & How to do it Right

Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. The small commission we receive if you choose to purchase goes towards making this gardening education available for free! We do not affiliate for anything we do not personally use. Thanks so much for your support! “We don’t feed the soil. We feed the life in the soil.”GEOFF LAWTON Why You Need Compost …

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Natural Antivirals to help with Coronavirus

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Natural Antivirals for Coronavirus Disclaimer: The plants detailed below are part of a promising study of candidate herbs to inhibit the novel coronavirus that is causing Covid-19. I am not a medical doctor nor a certified herbalist.  I have used herbs to maintain my health and the health of my family. As of this writing there is no known cure …

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Natural Cold Remedies: Plant-based alternatives

While natural cold remedies abound in herbalism circles, we find that very few of them are used in daily living. This article aims to demystify herbal remedies a bit.  And encourage that process of pouring yourself a cup of tea, to ease you and your family’s discomforts during the cold winter months. We’ve highlighted some videos of natural cold remedies …

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Indoor Gardening: Growing your house plants

Indoor gardening has always been an intriguing topic for us permaculture gardeners. Every time we did our plant sales or shows in suburban DC, we noticed that many people stopping by our booth would claim that they didn’t have any space to grow any plants. They were either living in a condo or apartment with or without a small balcony …

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Winterizing your garden

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Permaculture Tasks in Winter You have the option to either read or listen to an audio recording of this blog! Winterizing your garden should ideally begin in late fall. This is the time that deciduous trees naturally shed their leaves and store energy for next year’s growth. We want to take advantage of the resources that nature provides us and …

GIY Video Lessons

(50% off this Black Friday!)Join GIY GIY Video Lessons ▸ Video Lesson 1: What is Permaculture? What is permaculture? On the last day of our Permaculture Design Course (PDC), Wayne Weiseman our teacher asked the class this same question, “What is permaculture?” Each student was asked to come up with his or her definition and internalize it. For me, certain …