Introduction to using ollas in the garden and simple instructions for how to make a DIY olla using a terracotta plant pot. Ollas are an inexpensive way to keep plants watered. They slow-release water around growing plants using an ancient technique discovered by people living in arid regions.
Are you vegan or considering going vegan? Honey may be one of those foods that you’re not quite sure about. This is a beekeeper’s perspective on how honey is produced and harvested, crops that rely on commercial beekeeping, and answers the question, do vegans eat honey?
One of the best ways to save money and reduce waste in the garden is to spend less and share more! This is how to organize a seed swap and plant sharing event that helps people (including yourself) get seeds for free. Includes ideas for booking a venue, sponsors, donations, and reaching people with news of the event.
Clever tips for using the way wild ecosystems work to create a self-sustaining and bountiful food garden. This is sustainable garden design at its best and benefits soil, plants, yield, and community
A visit to a permaculture food forest and p-patch, how it works, and realistic tips for starting your own urban food forest. A food forest is a place where food plants are grown in layers that simulate the layers of a forest.
Black plastic mulch can kill grass and weeds to make space for a vegetable garden or new border. It’s an eco-friendly way to clear land without having to use herbicides.
Edible perennial gardening is a way to grow delicious crops while saving time, money, and effort. Plant any of these 70+ perennial vegetables, fruit, or herbs once, and harvest from them for years. Also includes a video tour of perennial edibles at the end.
Tips and ideas to start your urban homestead, a tiny farm in the backyard. Lack of land does not have to stop you from living your dream right now. Start living your homesteading dream where you live and create a life you don’t want to move from.
Use these gardening tips and tricks to grow an abundant garden while reducing time spent watering, weeding, and digging. It’s less about being a lazy gardener and more about being a smart one!