Category Archives: Food Forest

What To Do With Harvests After The First Freeze of Winter

We had our first freeze here in NE Georgia two nights ago. So my friend and I went out and harvested everything possible that would not make it thru the cold the day before and that morning. We got out … Continue reading

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Basket Making From Foraging and Found Material

It’s fall in NE Georgia and the leaves are turning, with some freeze in the short future. From the many things growing around in the garden and wild crafting, it’s time to harvest and gather basket making material for winter … Continue reading

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Transitioning from Summer to Fall in the Edible, Orchard and Herb Gardens

By Diann Dirks 10-9-18 Hillside Gardens, Auburn, Ga. Many of us have gardens in the summer. But did you know that unless you are in the bitterest of cold areas, growing cool and cold weather crops can substantially increase your … Continue reading

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A Treasure Plant – Sida rhombifolia

Sida rhombivolia aka Wireweed, Broom Jute By Diann Dirks 9-27-18 Flowers and developing seed capsules Photograph by: Fagg, M. Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens Here is one of those amazing plants that just blow the mind with their … Continue reading

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What is Permaculture Design?

The word Permaculture comes from “Permanent and Culture”. It’s how nature runs – using permanent systems (cultures) that have survived billions of years on this planet. This is a scientific system of environmental design based on the long term observations … Continue reading

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Bug Off Mosquito, Tick and Bug Repellent KIT and Serum

  Finally a bug repellent with no harmful chemicals, smells nice, isn’t sticky, and works like a freight train! No bug bites. The serum alone is great for flying bugs. If you include the essential oils, it keeps off ticks. … Continue reading

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Repelling the bad bugs of summer

Insect Repellant without chemicals – mosquitoes, ticks etc. So many of the bug repellents on the market have chemicals and toxic elements in them. Even Neem causes reactions in some people. So, with some good research and experimenting with what … Continue reading

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