Adding Birdhouses

Friends, I’ve purchased a formal domain, and I’m working and learning how to get it up and running quickly. Hopefully, there shouldn’t a problem with the transition with email updates and such. I’ll be sure to let you know.     I spend day 199 of the forest garden installing birdhouses. It was an easy […]

Growing Outside the Garden Box 2014

Last year I showed you Growing Outside of the Garden Box 2013 edition. The wheat was great, the sunchokes did pretty well and coming back this year, my love for comfrey continues, I have bits of the amaranth that reseeded itself, the stevia didn’t survive the hot summer, the cardoon continues to thrive, and as you know my beloved purple tree collards didn’t […]

Permaculture Orchard Film Review

This weekend I purchased Permaculture Orchard. I’m always hungry for more permaculture information, and I also like to support the permaculture world. It’s definitely a how-to for an orchard set-up with charming graphics and tunes. I’m not sure it’s a useful video for the permaculture newbie backyard gardener, but more for new or existing commercial applications. […]

Garden Inspiration 5

I’m a fanatic about researching anything I do, so I find lots of gardens. This is a series of inspiration worth sharing that has inspired me to create my garden. Inspiration is random, just like these posts. Today I bring you James Prigioni’s forest garden in New Jersey. This video is Natural Farming, From Dirt to Abundance […]

8 Uses for Comfrey

Comfrey is the best herb. The permaculture world loves this plant and I concur! It’s really helping me fix my digestive system. It’s a very old medicinal herb. Just this morning I harvested a bunch of leaves. This year is the second year for my two plus plants. I purchased only two last year, and […]

Trees I Hate to Love

It’s Day 187 in forest garden and want to share a chop and drop story. A story that proves “The problem is the Solution.” (a Geoff Lawton quote) This video is also helpful to understand the purpose of chop and drop in a more developed forest garden. You can chop and drop at any stage or even a […]

Garden Report: June 2014

At the end of each month or at the beginning of the following month, I like to review each month. I like to review the progress, what I’ve harvested and how many hours I worked. I want to show how hard or how easy it is to create and maintain an edible forest garden.  July 1st marks […]