Our Blog | February 2017

Planning Planting and Harvest Times

by: EJ on 02/28/2017

Cindy Connor's Grow a Sustainable Diet: Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth is a comprehensive guide that will help you develop a customized garden plan to produce the maximum number of calories, dietary staples and key nutrients you can from any available garden space.  Today's excerpt explains the importance of planning planting …

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Planning a Productive Garden

by: Sara on 02/27/2017

With March on the horizon many of our thoughts turn to the garden. Here on the west coast we would normally be planting our first seeds...but this snow will just not stop! So today's blog post is about planning where in your yard your garden should go, something we can do even with the snow falling.

The following is an excerpt from the much coveted …

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Bokashi Composting - Faster, Cleaner, and Takes Less Space

by: EJ on 02/26/2017

Bokashi is Japanese for “fermented organic matter” and in this method of composting, food scraps are digested anaeorbically in a sealed container. Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment, using a specific group of microorganisms to

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Making Soil Using Hugelkultur Beds

by: EJ on 02/24/2017

Not every property is blessed with an abundance of sweet, loamy soil.  Sometimes it is necessary to create soil.  It may be that where you live has little soil, or is extremely rocky or has other environmental constraints.  Jenni Blackmore, author of Permaculture for the Rest of Us: Abundant Living on Less than an Acre offers several soil building …

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6 Steps to Making Hot Compost

by: EJ on 02/23/2017

Ross Mars, author of The Permaculture Transition Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Resilient Living, is a scientist with a PhD in Environmental Science and a highly regarded permaculture teacher and designer.  In today's blog, he shares his secrets for making successful hot compost piles.

Hot Compost
This is by far the best method, but it does have …

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