Biointensive Gardening Tips for More with Less

If you could grow 2-6 times more produce and use less water, wouldn't you want to? No brainer, obvious "YES", right? Biointensive gardening is the buzzword in gardening these days and for good reason. With the practical biointensive process, you...

Layered Garden Beds – No dig, no till, Easy Garden Method

Layered gardening beds, a.k.a., lasagna gardening, is a great option to simplify your gardening. Forget your broad fork, turn off that tiller, and stop all that weeding! One of my favorite quotes is: "Just because it's always been done this way,...

Another Bird Hitting Window Rescue – White Throated Sparrow

If you've seen our other posts and videos on the birds we've rescued, you'll know that we live in the woods, which is awesome, except for a few challenges. When it comes to gardening, our garden is smaller because there...

Edible Ground Cover Plants to Foodscape Your Yard!

Edible Groundcovers to Grow and Eat Groundcovers are a great way to spruce up your landscape, manage weeds and help retain soil. But groundcovers can also serve as food if you plant edibles, and there are some cool edible plants...

Eating Cattails and Foraging Wild Foods

Have you had any cattails recently? Ever? Did you know that chemicals from wild plants can help us perform better and feel better? It's fascinating to discover plants in our environment that are both edible and medicinal and so much more. Learning to identify...

Landscaping Ideas for Foodscaping Your Yard

Foodscaping just makes sense! Gardening, foodscaping and edible landscaping is not only a recession-proof industry, it's one that tends to thrive in harder times. While the lawn and ornamental plant industry struggled from 2009 onward, the food gardening segment grew. W. Atlee Burpee & Co., the...
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Your Mother Was a Hamster…

...and your father smelt of elderberries! It never fails. Whenever we share about anything elderberry, people chime in with this infamous line from the British TV show, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and a rip-roaring ruckus of fond memories...

Edible Hedges for Privacy and Food

Eat That Hedge! We love the concept of edible landscapes. For years we've only planted for beauty and aesthetics, mainly because we live in the woods where it's been too shady for a full on vegetable garden. But in the...
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Permaculture Gardening with Woodchip Mulch and Natural Methods

What is Permaculture? "Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labour; of looking at plants & animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area...

3 Backyard Weeds You Can Eat

Don't Spray Those Wild Weeds! Eat them instead!  Well, some of them! So many of the plants that we treat as pests in our lawns are both delicious and nutritious wild edible weeds. If we were on a hike and...