Edible, Cold & Drought Tolerant Plant List for Western Colorado Landscapes & Gardens

Edible Landscaping and Forest Gardening in the High Desert Steppes

Edible Western Colorado Native: Golden Current, with bright orange berries.Direct seeding is best in the fall or early spring as soon as the ground thaws. Transplanting can be done in the fall or early spring as well, however coniferous trees and some deciduous trees and shrubs like lavender, and hazelnut require winter water and are prone to failure if planted in the fall and left without water.

How to make a user profiles section with the user avatar and custom meta fields with WP_User_Query?

WP_User_Query doesn’t give direct access to the user avatar, so how to show the avatar?

Regular profile fields are easy to reference from the codex.

But what about custom meta fields?

Displaying the avatar and other user meta with WP_User_Query isn’t quite straight forward. Some user profile data is returned by default, but user meta fields and avatar takes a little more effort.

Here […]

Change the Default Schema.org Microdata in Genesis

Since there are already so many great articles out there about the usefulness of adding Schema.org Microdata to your HTML5 markup, I’ll let Google help you out on that.

I encountered a situation where I needed to change all microdata for single blog posts, archive pages, home page and any other place a blog post was displayed.

Let’s get started:

When viewing a […]

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

Introduction to Permaculture – Bill Mollison, Teaming with Microbes – Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewi, Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability – David Holmgren, Gaia’s Garden – Toby Hemenway…

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.
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