Category Archives: Food Forest

Good Design in Life

Good Design in Life By Diann Dirks If you look around you, you will find everything in your life that you use (even nature) is based on a conceptual design, manifested into physical universe stuff. There are things that work … Continue reading

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Fermented Fertilizer DIY

FERMENTED COMPOST/MANURE TEA Keeping soil fertile with vital nutrients and charged up with beneficial micro-organisms is key to having good yield. Using commercial fertilizer gives you pretty veggies with very little of the minerals and other nutrients our bodies need, … Continue reading

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Using the weeds around us – food and medicine.

For about 5 years I have been studying and researching almost every plant that grows wild in my area. It all started when I attended an herb walk with Patricia Kyrsti Howell, a very well known local herbalist in the … Continue reading

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June Pests – Squash Bug aka ‘stink bug’ alert

This is a good time to check for ‘stink bug’ squash beetles and cucumber beetles on your curcurbin plants (all the pumpkin, squash, cucumber, melon and gourd family). Look on the leaves for bronze colored tiny rows of little round … Continue reading

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Early May at Hillside Gardens

Yesterday my intern Troy and my neighbor Rhys and I planted so many vegetables, and harvested a ton of organic garlic. If you want the best kind of garlic, I will be braiding them into garlic braids, let me know … Continue reading

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Spring has come to Hillside Gardens

It’s the beginning of April here in Auburn, Ga. The peach tree has bloomed and is now forming tiny peaches the size of a pencil eraser. Tulips having been well frozen over our quite cold winter are now blooming happily … Continue reading

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Food Forest and Mid-Summer Gardening Advices

Things have been very exciting around here at Hillside Gardens over the summer. With the help of several wonderful interns and friends, we have been building a Food Forest – which is a Permaculture Design technique integrating orchard with 7 … Continue reading

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