Category Archives: food forest management

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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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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The Value of Trees

The Value of Trees By Diann Dirks 4-18-2018   Here in Georgia, in the NE section, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are surrounded by trees. When my husband and I first arrived here over 12 years … Continue reading

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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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Gardening in the heat of summer – tips for avoiding heat prostration or worse.

The weather here is getting hotter. Some of you may be new to the area and not used to our weather in the South East (I’m in Georgia) so here are some tips for keeping safe and healthy in the … Continue reading

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