When designing a homestead based on permaculture principles, it’s essential to draw out a few maps before getting started. This process is akin to putting together a puzzle. Dumping out and looking at all the pieces from a bird’s-eye view before putting together the puzzle gives you a vision for your ultimate goal, so your efforts are maximized and the final layout is a low maintenance homestead.
Does your garden often get overshadowed by your busy schedule? Are you looking for a low maintenance garden that fits your lifestyle? Here are some crops that will allow you to reap an abundant harvest with less work.
When we think of growing food for our family right outside our door, there are all kinds of excuses that can crop up to stop us in our tracks. Here are five myths about micro-farming that can keep you from reaching your goal.
Would you like to grow food for your family, but are unsure of how to start? In this article, I’ll outline six mistakes new micro-farmers often make and six ways you can set yourself up for success.
Gardening can seem overwhelming when you consider all of the materials you need to get started. Seeds, fencing, soil, tools, and more can add up–even on a generous budget. So what’s a beginning gardener to do? Here are six ideas for getting started without breaking the bank.
Leafing through a seed catalog is exhilarating for gardeners. Colorful pictures and visions of bountiful gardens dance in our heads. Here’s how I went from dreaming to choosing the right vegetable seeds for my garden.
Here we are in the last month of the year. There’s plenty to do in the garden to make the springtime garden more manageable. Here’s what I do in the December garden.
Many people don’t think of November as the season for gardening, but there’s always something to do or harvest. Here’s what I do in the garden in November.