• How to Build a Fruit Tree Guild

    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. Posts may contain…

  • Create a Food Forest for Low-Maintenance, Edible Rewards

    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! Posts may contain affiliate links, which allow me to earn…

  • Implementing Your Dreams on the Permaculture Homestead

    When developing a permaculture homestead, you’ve got a lot of dreams and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Are you wondering where to start? Here’s how to look at all you want to accomplish and create a plan that breaks it down into…

  • Growing Beets – A Unique Heirloom Crop

    Anyone who enjoys vegetable gardening, growing heirloom vegetables in your home, backyard organic garden provides a great way to grow fresh crops for your everyday needs. Beets being a very easy crop to grow, and don’t require much space.  …

  • How to Plant Efficiently With Permaculture Principles

    The term permaculture is being passed around fairly frequently in agricultural circles these days. To make a complex idea quite simple, when it comes to growing things, permaculture seeks to do it as efficiently and low-impact as possible. Where organic…

  • Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

    We got involved with Shiitake Mushrooms through our Agricultural Cooperative Extension Agency. (This is a great resource for any farmer. Make it a point at least to visit your local office and see the different programs they have going on…

  • No dig, ditch back-breaking cultivation and grow great vegetables

    Origins of no dig cultivation methods are not completely clear, but the benefits of having healthy soil, bountiful crops with minimal work is clear! Managing your allotment/home vegetable garden using techniques such as double digging are time consuming, labour intensive…

  • Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal

    The land undulates upwards into gentle hills, cradling nooks of fertile terraces growing sweetcorn, sunflowers and tomatoes, before rolling down into tranquil lakes. It looks like a natural Edenic paradise on earth. But 20 years ago this land was arid…

  • Vegetables – Grow top-quality carrots

    Carrots are important root crops in commercial and home gardens for vegetable production. Here are some pointers for cultivating them. Carrots (Daucus carota) are members of the Apaceae family and are grown for the edible root, which can be eaten…

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