Comfrey is a powerhouse in the garden–attracting pollinators and beneficial insects, providing medicinal value, and enriching soil with nutrients. Here are seven ways comfrey can fertilize the soil for healthier and more abundant crops.
Calendula flowers can benefit soil, repel pests, and aid healing. I’ve been growing Calendula officinalis–also called pot marigold–throughout my garden for years, and can hardly contain my excitement to tell you all about it! Here are some of the many reasons this herb is frequently grown in the permaculture garden.
Chives are a popular herb to grow in the culinary herb garden, vegetable garden, and orchard. Here are five reasons why you should consider growing this herb.
Oregano is one of the most popular perennial herbs to grow in an herb garden. From medicinal, to culinary, to biodiversity, here are six reasons why you should add oregano to your garden.
Many ornamental and wild fruits are overly tart and seedy when eaten fresh, but become sweet and mellow when made into jelly. Here are five berry-producing plants that are easy to grow and a few ideas for making and using a mixed-fruit jelly.
Yarrow is a flowering herb with many uses medicinally and in the permaculture garden. Here are 5 reasons why you will benefit from growing yarrow.
Permaculture is a buzz word that is heard frequently in gardening and homesteading circles, but what does it mean? In this article I will define permaculture (as I see it) and share resources for learning more.
Many spring ephemerals–such as daffodils–dazzle the early season with their colorful flowers. But their benefit to the ecosystem extends beyond beauty. Learn about spring ephemerals and how they can benefit a permaculture garden.