One of the most sustainable, long term ways of getting food out of your yard is by developing a food forest. Starting a food forest can seem like a complex thing, but really once you have designed the main layout, you can continue to keep adding to your food forest over the coming months and […]
Designing a food forest from the ground up can be an overwhelming and seemingly insurmountable task at the beginning. Working out what plants are good food forest plants, and even understanding what exactly is a food forest. I have created a series to help you in the design process. I will hold your hand while […]
Many spring ephemerals, such as daffodils, dazzle the early season with their colorful flowers. But their benefit to the ecosystem extends beyond beauty. Learn about spring ephemerals and how they can benefit a food forest or permaculture garden.
Have you heard the term permaculture but you’re not exactly sure what it means? Permaculture expert, Josh Deel of Barefoot Farms & Permaculture answers “What is Permaculture?” plus 12 more of your questions.
I have never met a dispassionate food forager. You will love everything about it–the opportunity to connect with nature and with loved ones, and the joy of applied knowledge that results in delicious food. There are a few things you should know before you get started, but you can get started now. It’s a short […]
Growing kiwi and grapes at 8,600 feet without a green house? How about sea buckthorn, lingonberry, or plums? You didn’t think that is possible? When I moved up here the feedback I received from people was that growing anything was very limited, if at all possible. The very stubborn homestead woman in me decided to […]