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Permaculture principles and how they are applied in a suburban setting.

Winter Garden Tour

It’s late March and the spring is just here. Throughout the summer we will be showing the progression of the garden and what is happening on the property. For now we can show you how the yard looks in late… Continue Reading →

Getting Started: Transforming Grass into Gardens

There are a few different ways to create gardens where you have grass. This video shows one of the most labor intensive ways, but also gets things done in a shorter timeframe than spreading a tarp and tilling, and takes… Continue Reading →

Early Spring Garden Bed Preparation and Planting

It is the first week of spring, late March here in the garden. In the fall we prepped the garden beds by keeping them covered in straw, planted over 100 garlic bulbs in late fall, and have spent time in… Continue Reading →

Stay Safe, Support your Community and Healthcare Professionals

(and if you can, garden) We’ve started getting back out into the garden this spring, and with the global lockdowns going into effect thought it would be an opportunity to put into practice some of the principles that we’ve been… Continue Reading →

2019 Summary

Back for our fifth year summary of the growth of our property and lifestyle. Much of what we’ve done this year is beyond the garden so a few extra sections this year. Honeybees Our big addition to the garden production… Continue Reading →

Waste Reduction Process – Week 4

The goal of reducing our waste this month was at sometimes disheartening, and at other times uplifting of all the new innovative things that are becoming available and can be used to reduce waste, especially plastic waste. Below are the… Continue Reading →

Waste Reduction Tips – Week 3

Third week into January and here are the latest and greatest tips and tricks. You can check out the week 1 post here, and the week 2 post here. 15. Reusable mop pads Ditch the one-use disposable pads and use… Continue Reading →

Waste Reduction Escapades – Week 2

Read about the first week of our posts about waste reduction strategies here. So far we have 1 small bag of trash for the first 2 full weeks into the month of January and we have not yet put any… Continue Reading →

2018 Harvest Summary

Back for our fourth year summary of the growth of our backyard gardens. Another year that took us a while to get going, certainly due to the birth of Spencer on June 9th which took a big chunk of the… Continue Reading →

Waste Reduction Adventures – Week 1

We recognize the choices we make every day in our buying decisions matter. Starting every day thinking about and changing small choices in our lives will add up over time to conscious decisions to reduce our impact. We hope some… Continue Reading →

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