August 20th Getting Started with Home Permaculture Class

(Other possible dates in August and September, TBD. Email to enquire.)  If you’re looking to create a beautiful, low-maintenance yard that’s also great for wildlife and native plants, but  also filled with fruit and vegetables… If you’d like to learn more about Permaculture… If you’ve wanted to get started with Permaculture or forest gardening, but didn’t know where to begin… If you’d like to add a beautiful, well-functioning “guild” (a garden that works like an ecosystem) of edible plants  to your landscape… Then this is the class for you! This class will show you the basics, set you off on … Continue reading August 20th Getting Started with Home Permaculture Class

The Era of Edible Forest Gardening has Arrived

(Edible Forest Garden at Lillie House, filled with food, flowers and medicinal and culinary herbs.) Nature is calling us home, and people all over the world feel it, the urge to reconnect with their landscapes in a more meaningful way than the endless struggle against lawn and weeds. And the forest garden – a designed ecosystem filled with ripe fruits, lush vegetables, craft materials and medicine that integrates native plants and wildlife habitat – is the ideal representation of our rightful human relationship with the world, cultivating the wild, working with ecosystems to meet our needs instead of reaping them … Continue reading The Era of Edible Forest Gardening has Arrived

Permaculture for Sanity Retention (and Landscape Management)

Kneeling on the lawn, dirty gloves to your face, you see the writing on the garden wall: you now understand the “gardener’s trap” you find yourself in – and you find yourself praying to that great tiller in the sky, to just come end it all. Now. Your garden (literally) looks like the heat death of the universe. A manifestation of pure chaos. The apocalypse, but with weeds.  And grass.  EVERYWHERE. I know this is a very geeky metaphor for a gardening blog, but it might seem clever in a moment if you bare with me. Two years ago, you … Continue reading Permaculture for Sanity Retention (and Landscape Management)