Permaculture Jardin de Curé

(Originally published, May 2015, updated January 2021) The French “Jardin de Curé” might just be the original “Permaculture garden” of temperate Europe: diverse, beautiful, abundant, easy, and custom designed for the circumstances at hand. I believe we have a lot to learn from these old, evolved gardening systems of traditional cultures, so our front yard at Lillie House was deeply inspired by this style of garden. Let me take you on a tour of our “Permaculture Jardin de Cure´” while I share some garden pictures from this morning. The “Curate” or “Cure´” was the head parishioner in the French Presbyterian … Continue reading Permaculture Jardin de Curé

I Wish I Understood this Before I Started Farming! (Why Permaculture ≠ Farming)

“The opposite of a bad idea is rarely a good idea, it’s usually just another bad idea.”    In America’s frantic and polarized culture, this axiom is one of my favorite thinking tools. It’s an oldie-but-goodie that’s being re-popularized by … Continue reading I Wish I Understood this Before I Started Farming! (Why Permaculture ≠ Farming)

Permaculture hedge

Designing and Establishing Edible Hedges, Hedgerows, and Windbreaks

      https://instagram.com/p/BnCsKIWgVj_/       https://youtu.be/-QwdEjdOxiE You want to LEARN JUST ONE WEIRD TRICK that will have a guaranteed positive effect on a huge range of features including: Farm and garden productivity and profitability Reduced irrigation requirements Reduce … Continue reading Designing and Establishing Edible Hedges, Hedgerows, and Windbreaks