Permaculture

Permaculture

Edible landscaping for sustainable gardening.

Lasagna Gardening Layers 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, doesn't mean it's the best way." The "it", in this case,...
Natural gardening and back to Eden.

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...

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...
John Jevons, GrowBiointensive.org

Repair Soil, Increase Yield, Save Water, Save Money, with Biointensive Gardening 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,...

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...

Eat Weeds and Wild Edibles for Health and Protection 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...

Create an Edible Landscape in Your Yard 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...

The Prodigal Weed - The Marshmallow Plant Wild edible and medicinal, the marshmallow plant, after which the marshmallow treat was named, comes from a large family of mallows. Called Malvaceae, the Mallow family includes okra, hibiscus and cottons, and the latin for marshmallow, Althea...

Eat That Hedge! In a recent Facebook post about creating fencing with Willow Whips, the conversation turned to what edible plants make good hedges. We love that concept too... a hedge as a barrier and as food. ((https://www.facebook.com/gardensall/posts/806572336113569)) Purpose and repurpose! When...