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Shade Garden: Permaculture in Dark(ish) Yards

shade garden

Shade gardens are often the topic of frustration among gardeners. They are especially so for those of us who want to make the most out of our land but think we might not be able to grow food due to the lack of sun. I recently shared a photo of shade plants that was posted on the wall of a …

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Best Sustainability & Climate Change Solution: Grow Your Own Food!

What you can do about climate change As Geoff Lawton put it, “All the world’s problems can be solved in a garden.” At this point, if we haven’t yet convinced you that gardening is the green choice, why not try closing the loop on our food consumption by starting with composting. Here’s a little blog we wrote about how you …

How to Plan Your Fall Garden: Extending Your Vegetable Garden Into the Fall

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! Extending Your Vegetable Garden into the Fall It is the middle of harvest time for many of …

Gardening in California Successfully

dry summer 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 GARDENING IN CALIFORNIA IS HARD California’s climate is generally called “Mediterranean.”  Yet it ranges across the …

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Permaculture Student K-12 Online

I want Permaculture Student K-12 Online! ▸ Video Lesson 1: Soil Science STUDENT VIDEO LESSON ON SOIL This is a sample video lesson from week 3 of Matt Powers’ Permaculture Student K-12 Online course. Matt interviews soil scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham about the different biological processes in the soil. Dr. Ingham explains how plants generally need two forms of nitrogen …

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Bees – Pollinators and Friends

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! Pollinators and Flowering Plants If you take a look at your garden right now (and it’s in …

A Medicinal Herb Garden

Medicinal Herbs

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! BTW, If you want to listen to the audio version of this post, it is at the …

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The Value Of Heirloom Seeds

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. Looking to buy heirloom seeds? Scroll all the way to the bottom. Thanks so much for your support! Why heirloom seeds? One of …

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How to Design Meditation Gardens

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! Meditation Garden Design I suppose the first question we should ask is, “Why meditate?” As you well …

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Grow Your Own Food

Grow your own food (and stop throwing away America’s #1 export) Did you guess what the #1 US export is? The #1 export of the US is…. get ready for it… SOIL. “In the United States alone, soil disappears 10 times faster than it is naturally replenished, according to this Cornell University study, at an estimated rate of nearly 1.7 …