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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 PlantsIf you take a look at your garden right now (and it’s in season), you …

A Medicinal Herb Garden

Medicinal Herbs

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Heirloom Seeds: Why they are valuable & timeless

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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 DesignI suppose the first question we should ask is, “Why meditate?” As you well know, online …

Current State of Food Nutrition

A light at the end of the tunnelI promised this story is not all gloom & doom.  There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. A bright shiny one.  Just be patient. But, let’s just say, that for one magical moment, all the pesticides and herbicides currently being used in the market were deemed safe for consumption. I would …

Pesticides in Food:

Pesticides and allergiesOnce upon a time, we got some negative feedback from someone who did not believe there was a link between allergies and pesticides in food. I just blocked out names out of respect to those involved. In the end, we just told everyone that all we could do was hold up all the good that permaculture had done …

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How to Observe your Garden

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“How to Observe your Garden” Every good garden design begins by knowing how to observe your garden. Observation may not seem like something one needs to actually learn, because it’s a universal skill. Anyone can and should be able to do it. But how well you design depends on how often and how much you observe. It is such a …

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Join the Climate Victory Garden Campaign!

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The History of Victory Gardens 1916 came to be known as “agriculturally the most disastrous year for Europe and America.” Crops failed in France, England, Italy, and America. The French ration of was bread 7 oz. per day. England produced 1/5th of its food. Milk production was down by 60%. This was largely due to former farmers having been called …

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HOA Bans Vegetable Gardens

HOA bans vegetable gardens

What to do when your HOA bans vegetable gardens in your front yard? Rally your community, state your case and keep on growing your own food! A little background: In 2017, we received notice from our Home Owner’s Association (HOA) that our front yard vegetable garden was not allowed according to the architectural review committee (ARC). In the words of …