Many of us have decided to take an active role in providing food for our families, and not all of us have a lot of land or a lot of time to do it. Suburban homesteading is becoming increasingly popular and practical, despite the obvious challenges. Micro-farming is a way to enjoy the rewards and […]
As an edible landscaper, I get a lot of questions from people about what to plant in their yards – for this sunny spot, and that shady corner, along with my favorite question of all: What edible plants can I incorporate in to my yard? I’m obviously all about edible plants – and with amazing […]
The Permaculture Yard Class was an opportunity to take a guided tour of our micro-farm and learn about the ways in which we used permaculture design to improve efficiency and yield. In this post, we’ll review the day in pictures.
The goal of a good design is to unify a space by providing blocks of color or texture that capture or direct the viewer’s eye. It is one of the most basic landscape design principles. Find out how to do it in your landscape, and attract beneficial insects, too!
When we moved to this land 18 months ago, after so many years of dreaming and yearning, I couldn’t help but imagine the possibilities. Large gardens, an orchard filled with fruit and nut trees, a large berry patch, perennial herbs, a pond, chickens, rabbits, and dairy goats. Creating a homestead from scratch requires resources – […]
Maximilian sunflower is a beautiful flower to add to your garden, but its uses go beyond beauty. Learn about this permaculture plant and 8 reasons to grow it in your landscape.