Category Archives: food forest management

Are You a Seed Romantic? 2-7-2020

Ever since I was 3 years old, when my pioneer stock mom gave me my first 3’x3’ bed of my very own to plant, I’ve been in love with seeds. She helped me prepare the soil (love dirty hands), pick … Continue reading

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Fruit tree planting – how long till you get fruit. 10/15/19

I was asked recently how long does it take a tree to fruit once planted. And this came into my email: Fruit Trees: Years to Fruit from Stark Brothers Nursery – they ship all over. Does it really take as … Continue reading

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Increasing Yield 9-4-19

In Permaculture* Design, we are always working to increase yield in our land while always increasing fertility and restoring top soil. In modern agriculture, yield is more of a statistic than a measure of viability of the land. The USDA … Continue reading

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Native Species, The Treasure of Appalachia, and Permaculture Design Restoring the Earth – A Message of Hope 8-28-19

Native peoples of the Cherokee identified and used over 1500 species of native plants for medicine and food in the Appalachian Range and foothills. They sustained these plants for use in a wide variety of ways. Unfortunately their medicine wasn’t … Continue reading

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SEED SAVING 7-29-19

    This is a handout I gave at a presentation to Ladies Homestead Gathering about Seed Saving on July 29, 2019, and below it the Power Point delivered at that event. I’m sharing it in the hope that more people … Continue reading

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Garden Walking – The Garden Daily Walkabout 6-27-19

If you have a garden you know the old saying. “The best fertilizer there is the shadow of the gardener.” In that vein, spreading that shadow around the garden is a big part of not only the care of a … Continue reading

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Early Summer at Hillside Gardens

It has once again gotten unseasonably hot. We are a month ahead due to the weather and it has been a scramble to get everything planted for summer, and clear the beds of bolting plants from the winter crops. We … Continue reading

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