“Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds: Designing, building and planting your treatment wetland system” provides the reader with detailed instructions for building an environmentally friendly wastewater treatment system. Wetlands are nature’s water treatment plants, and the author shows us how to safely adapt them on a household scale….
The Minimalist Gardener is a perfect book for those who claim they don’t have the time or space for gardening. Filled with colorful photos and easy to read essays, this book invites you to explore the possibilities of low input gardening. By using plants that want to grow and placing them to make it easy for them to thrive, you can have food from your yard with less work….
When you think of “future food”, what comes to mind? Most information I’ve seen on the subject talks about lab grown “meat”, eating bugs, 3D printed foods and other synthetic options. It’s all about mass production and convenience. I think these ideas are missing some important pieces of the picture, and I’d like to offer an alternative food future….
This post is for the garlic lovers – or those who aren’t sure if they like garlic but do like to use natural and organic practices in their gardens. It turns out that this fragrant bulb is good for more than just cooking, and can be a real helpmate around the yard and garden. So – without further ado – 5 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden and Yard….
“Beyond the War on Invasive Species – A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration” by Tao Orion is a much needed dose of common sense in an ecological “war” that may not need to exist. Too often the current approach to invasive species it to treat the symptoms instead of the disease. (Not unlike healthcare.) Tao invites the reader to look beyond the idea of “good plant versus bad plant”. Instead, we determine how each plant contributes to the ecosystem. We can then use this knowledge to encourage diverse, productive habitat….