Some super benifical fall-planted cover crop plants: daikon, vetch, rye and wheat.

The late summer/early fall is the perfect time to think about fall planted cover crops. Cover cropping is not just for big acreage, it’s great for gardens and even small container gardens.

The main objectives of planting a cover crop are to maintain soil fertility by holding or adding carbon and nitrogen in the soil and by controlling weeds. Cover cropping also attracts bees, other beneficial insects and can prevent erosion.
Cover crop between old millet crop.

My Top 10 (or so) Permaculture Books

Spring Garden Abundance – Lemon Asparagus Sauté

Melliodora – Hepburn Permaculture Gardens

Visiting David Holmgren’s property as an intern I had a distinct experience of abundance and harmonizing with the seasons.  This was specifically related to food and eating. Modern food culture is one of instant gratification, at any given moment those with access and money can have just about anything they want. I make this distinction [...]

Spring Garden Abundance – Lemon Asparagus Sauté

The best gluten-free (sourdough) pancakes… ever.

Creating the perfect, light fluffy and yummy pancake has been an ongoing goal of mine, one I now think I have perfected… and it happens to be gluten free.

I have been eating gluten-free for over 10 years after finding that I was sensitive to it. My energy levels increased dramatically. At first it was a pain reading labels, and figuring [...]

The best gluten-free (sourdough) pancakes… ever.

A Permaculture Design Consultation: an outline of the general process and detailed questionnaire.

Design and Consulting Outline
Step one: Questionnaire.
The design questionnaire is intended to gather as much information as possible about the clients vision, wants and needs.
Step two: Create base map and survey the site.
The base map contains only what is already existing on the site in as much detail as possible.
The mapping phase can include contour maps, geological maps, climate maps, etc.
The [...]

Choosing a WordPress Theme: a Beginner’s Guide

Picking a theme can be daunting and even overwhelming for a beginning WordPresser. This article is an attempt to clarify the process. 

Where Do I Find Themes?

There are tons of options both within WordPress in the ‘Appearance -> Themes’ section and out in the wild of the web.  I’d love to say there is a super quick and easy way to [...]

Permaculture Design Tree
a diagram of the process

The Permaculture Design Process.

In this diagram I liken the design process to a living tree. The process starts with a ‘seed’ of inspiration and develops in complexity as it grows. The seed is expressed as a combination of the vision that reaches inward and a goal that reaches outward. Surrounding the seed are the three core ethics of permaculture, [...]

Permaculture Design Tree <br /> a diagram of the process
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