Community Gardening

I'd like to make this post about you, my readers, my community. I write a lot about what I'm growing, what I'm planting, preparing beds for, harvesting, eating, and preserving. Perhaps I've inspired a few of you to grow something yourself, perhaps many of you were doing so long before I was even born. Do... Continue Reading →

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Composting in a chicken coop

Guess what I'm all excited about this weekend? No? Compost! Yep...humble old compost...or rather, that amazing thing without which you may as well forget about growing organic, sustainable gardens. My composting chicken coop has been active for about 8 months now, and is finally producing high-nutrient, perfect, wonderful, soft, odorless compost. Yes, this has taken... Continue Reading →

Finding and feeding

This week Mandy and I had an epiphany of sorts. We're doing it all wrong! Well, some of "it" at least. Through a few lucky clicks on the interwebs, leading to a couple of tropical permaculture groups and sites, and then a few agroforestry sites, came the realization that we've been ignoring many tropical (even... Continue Reading →

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