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My Biodynamic Gardening Experiment

Biodynamic gardening is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach gardening and 2018 will be an interesting year in the garden as I experiment more with biodynamic gardening as I build my skills as a permaculture designer in my own backyard.

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Designing a Permaculture Orchard: How to Grow More Food In Your Backyard

A permaculture orchard in your backyard is a great way to be able to grow more food and for those of you who are into prepping, a food forest is a stealthy way to grow food.  Read on to find out how to grow a backyard permaculture orchard.

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Why I'm taking a PDC

Why I’m Taking A Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture is a hip word right now, but it has been around since the mid 1970s.  Like clothing coming into fashion, permaculture is becoming more popular and is on the upward swing of the trendy curve.  Find out why I’m learning more about this movement and how it can help you and others.

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Hugelkultur In A Raised Bed

Dear Readers,

This post is about hugelkultur and how you can incorporate it into your garden.

Hugelkultur is an Eastern European growing method that is popular in permaculture circles and techniques.  It creates a raised bed and improves its fertility or nutrient content and soil structure over time by mimicking the natural decomposition of woodlands.

It is often seen as a raised mound or hill-like structure in gardens across the globe. Read More

No Dig: Why You Shouldn’t Be Digging Or Tilling Your Garden

Dear Readers,

I used to dig, double dig, rotovate and till the garden and allotment but have a confession to make; I don’t till my garden anymore.  I now use no dig farming methods throughout the yard. Read More