11 Reasons a Clover Lawn is Better than Grass Lawn

April 2, 2022 at 12:52 am




Time to give up and let the clover take over! Clover doesn’t need to be mowed, watered, weeded or fertilized, and it’s softer than grass.

How to Grow a “100-Year-Old” Forest in 10 Years

March 8, 2022 at 5:05 am




Engineer develops method for growing a food forest ten times faster than normal  

14 Beautiful Perennial Flowers That’ll Bloom Year After Year and Never Need to be Replanted

March 7, 2022 at 8:35 am




 
Perennial flowers also make excellent cover crops for your veggie garden, improving soil and keeping pests away!

5 Weeds You WANT in Your Garden

March 1, 2022 at 11:26 pm





Increase the productivity of your garden by harnessing the power of these five weeds

lamb’s quarters

No-Till Gardening: How to Grow More Food By Doing Less Work

February 27, 2022 at 2:35 am




Turning the soil “upside-down” exposes it to the sun and kills the microorganisms that keep it alive.

In the no-till gardening method seedlings are planted into tiny holes drilled with as little disturbance to the soil as possible. Credit: www.charlesdowding.co.uk

7 Simple Tricks to Bring Dead Soil Back to Life

February 25, 2022 at 9:37 pm




Stop tilling, weeding and fertilizing; add cover crops, compost, microbes and worms instead

One-Acre Permaculture Garden Feeds 50 Families

February 24, 2022 at 2:36 pm




One-acre garden provides fruit, veggies and eggs for 50 families with very little labor

More and more people are learning growing food doesn’t have to be hard work. When you work with nature instead of against it, it does much of the work for you.

Stop the War on “Invasive” Plants, They Do More Good Than Harm

February 4, 2022 at 11:37 pm




The counterproductive war on “invasive” plants is funded by herbicide companies. “Invasive” honeysuckle has quadrupled native bird populations, purple loosestrife cleans up polluted waterways, Japanese knotweed is a staple for native pollinators, and kudzu heals soil damaged by human development.

Permaculture Garden Produces 7000 Pounds of Organic Food Per Year on a Tenth of an Acre

December 23, 2021 at 10:11 pm




Family grows 7000 pounds of organic food per year on a tenth of an acre, supplying 90 percent of their diet… They spend less than $2 per day per person on other kitchen staples and make over $20,000 a year selling excess produce

 

Why Permaculture is the Future of Food, if There is a Future of Food

December 11, 2021 at 2:50 am




Permaculture is not only sustainable, it’s regenerative, and can heal the damage caused by conventional agriculture.

Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island