Posts

Showing posts from May, 2015

Food: Our Common Ground

The need to eat, drives us all.

"People, no matter where they live, or what they do, have one thing in common, the need to consume food. Humans also share this common need with all living beings large and small."

more

Tulips On a Cold, Grey Day

Image

Bees

When laying our your garden plan consider planting for both honey and native bees. "All elements of an ecosystem are important to the functioning of that ecosystem. Remove one element and the system will need to make adjustments. The effect of that adjustment may often not be known until after it has happened."  More

Growing Potatoes

.

"You can grow potatoes on your patio or balcony in a container or in a community garden plot or your backyard". I have grown potatoes in the earth, in straw and in tires

Tulips and friends

Image
Front yard, this am


Mandala Garden Workshop

Image

Greenhouse

Image

Greenhouse on Site

Image

Apple Tree: Backyard May 12, 2015

Image

Delicious Dandelions

Stop trying to kill them, eat them instead.

"This is urban food foraging at its most basic. You may not even have to leave your own property to gather this most versatile plant. If you are a home owner and have a lawn, the odds are good you have a handy supply of dandelions."

more

Crocus and Spring Bulbs Front Lawn

Image

Beans

Image
Growing in kitchen on dryer and in peat pots


Starting A Community Garden

This tells the story of how a community garden began. "One of the greatest challenges in developing a community garden is finding a site that is suitable for this purpose. Ideally, the gardeners would own the land, but a long term lease is the next best arrangement." more

Swales and Hugelculture workshops

Image

Crocuses

Image

Spring Bulbs Day Three

Image