There’s something about a hoard of potatoes that makes me feel safe. Let me explain. As someone who raises and grows food with the intent of feeding the family year-round, I find myself focusing on those foods that can be grown in large quantities and that store well- long past their harvest date. Root crops […]
Chop and drop is a way to create good soil in your garden for growing vegetables. In our vegetable garden I use green manure to chop and drop. It is less work than making compost and when applied right, it can bring the same results. The way I use chop and drop is inspired on […]
I first came across Gaia’s Garden in 2013 and although I had tried to read other permaculture books before that, this was the one that really helped me to understand the concepts, both what to do and why. Toby sadly died recently, so I thought it was a good time to review the book in […]
In this blog we will look into how you can find out what type of soil you have and what pH and nutritional value your garden soil has. We will do this by analysing the soil.
I am very aware of the amount of water we have been putting through the washing machine with all the household laundry we were doing. I figured if we could capture the grey water and send it to the plants, it would solve both the issue of flooding out our sewerage field with too much […]
Turning 30 acres of bare land into a permaculture homestead in 1 year. We talk about RV living while building our home, best tools to have, creating roads, water, power – and funny stories that made our first year feel like a reality TV show.