Calendula is not only a pretty little flower; it’s also quite hardy and will resurface each spring. However, I don’t grow calendula just because it’s pretty; it has many different uses.
Many people think of black walnut trees as a nuisance. They drop their nuts with green hulls on driveways, roadways, and lawns. If they aren’t picked up immediately the green fruit rinds turn black and stain sidewalks and driveways. They leave behind a slippery mess that just gets worse in the freeze-thaw periods of fall. […]
It’s time to think about raised beds. More specifically, hugelkultur beds.
If you’ve been around the organic homesteading community at all, you may have heard the term permaculture before. If you’re just diving in you’re probably wondering what on earth permaculture is, and why you should care. At it’s simplest, permaculture is permanent agriculture. It gets a lot more in depth than that, but the purpose […]
Many people hear about the ecological benefits of the no-till garden and want to give it a try. They figure that without the tilling, they will surely save time and have less work to do. While this can be true in the long term, transitioning to a successful no-till garden will require replacing the tilling […]
Permaculture is a system of ecological design. It is a collection of ecological principles that can help guide your decisions as you create a garden, a home, and a life that works well with the rest of nature. In our permaculture series, we’re introducing different permaculture principles such as creating mutually beneficial systems called guilds […]