I’ve always been slightly (okay, a LOT) envious of those people who seem to have a green thumb. All they have to do is look at a plant and it thrives. You know, those people with giant vegetable gardens and beautiful flowers gracing their front yards. The ones who could probably plant an orchid in […]
Permaculture is a form of agriculture that is meant to be sustainable through the use of systems, perennials, recycling, and using sustainable resources to gain an abundance of yield that you can share with your friends, family and community. The permaculture principles provide the guidelines for designed such an efficient system. Come learn about these […]
Have you ever started daydreaming about a better future for yourself? When you are a homesteader, you are constantly thinking about your long-term goals. Planning for the future goes hand in hand with creating a sustainable lifestyle. Homesteaders spend their days doing activities like preserving food, raising animals and creating lasting relationships with the community. […]
A food forest, or edible forest garden, is a food production strategy that mimics a woodland ecosystem. Find out how to create a low-maintenance, perennial, permaculture garden with edible rewards!
This quick and dirty cheat sheet for growing potatoes has everything you need to know for a record breaking crop. Soil pH, amount of water, hours of sunlight, spacing…even how to save “seeds” for next year’s crop.
A guild is a grouping of plants that supports a central element—such as a fruit tree—for maximum harvest and use of space. Learn more about this permaculture technique for creating a low-maintenance system that also improves biodiversity.