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! Saving seeds ensures plant diversity.   In permaculture systems, we depend on plant diversity to create adequate …

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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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Diversity pulls forth a natural sense of wonder and appreciation for life. Why is it essential to make our gardens diverse? Perhaps you had a bumper crop of tomatoes last year, and you predict that if you converted all your available garden space into growing tomatoes, you could potentially get hundreds of pounds of tomatoes. I hope in the next …

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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. Permaculture is sometimes …

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

“We don’t feed the soil. We feed the life in the soil.” There are three main reasons to compost:     For every good farmer, growing food can be summed up in one word: Soil. Composting converts lifeless dirt into what we call “black gold.” And it does so not merely by adding nutrients to the soil, but by enhancing and …

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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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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 …

What is Permaculture? And How Does it Work?

What is permaculture

In this blog, we will attempt to answer the question, “What is permaculture?” But before we get ahead of ourselves… If by chance you would like to listen to a short podcast on this very same question click below! Let us begin by revisiting the time when the word,  “permaculture” was first coined. It was the 70s and a young …

GIY Video Lessons

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 aspects unique to permaculture always stand out.  One is that the very idea of permaculture comes to us in …

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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 …