The secret reason for weeds

The #1 Most Shocking Reason for Weeds in Native Gardens:

  (These are the shocking “pest” that cause problems, especially weeds in native gardens. Recognize them?)   Last Spring, I went out to visit a large local “native prairie” garden around town and found landscapers there getting ready to till … Continue reading The #1 Most Shocking Reason for Weeds in Native Gardens:

Plants for productive gardens

The Search for the Holy Hamburger Bush: Plants for an Easy Fast Food Garden

In foraging circles, you often hear of concepts like “hamburger bushes,” because, alas… they do not exist. There are no plants that produce fruits or vegetables that are easy and convenient, and provide a full balanced meal without any kind … Continue reading The Search for the Holy Hamburger Bush: Plants for an Easy Fast Food Garden

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