Catching water in the landscape is in many cases more efficient than using rain barrels. Here’s how one suburban homestead used water from their roof to create a front yard garden.
The Permaculture Yard Class was a guided tour of our micro-farm. Participants learned how permaculture design improved efficiency and yield in our garden.
A cherry tree is a good choice for home fruit production, but pests can sometimes be a problem. Here’s how I planted cherry trees with a permaculture guild to reduce pests and produce an abundant cherry harvest.
Strawberries are a favorite in the garden. Here’s how to grow your best strawberries using herbs like chives to fertilize and deter pests.
Comfrey is a perennial herb that is making its way into every permaculture garden. Learn how to grow comfrey so you can take advantage of its many benefits.
Swiss chard and sweet alyssum make a beautiful combination in the edible landscape. But this combination goes beyond “pretty”. Sweet alyssum is a workhorse, helping to grow a more productive landscape with less work.
Mulching is an essential component of the garden that is often overlooked, but can save time in the long run. Find out what mulch is, how to mulch properly, and the various types of mulch.
The vision of a backyard vegetable garden conjures up visions of rectangular raised beds in full sun. Learning the basics of an edible forest garden helped me learn how to grow lots of produce in a sloping, shady, not-ideal-for-gardening, backyard.