Items for purchase

Windows for Cold Frames – We have 7 different sizes. Create your rectangular enclosure and send me the dimensions. Prices range from $4 to $9 depending on size. You must pick up the windows. They are wood framed glass windows repurposed from construction sites. They are in good condition. They are laid over the cold frame area and keep heat in while your seeds germinate and sprout. See blog on cold frames <Here>. Contact through this blog site.

Immunity Tea – Herbs grown organically at Hillside Gardens, delicious original recipe for the cold season. One ounce bag makes about seven pots of tea, $7/bag + s&h (includes tax) Buy Now Button

Jerusalem artichokes – seeding roots now available for planting – a great root vegetable which is wonderful raw for salads, even better added to cooked items as a flavor enhancer.   $14.83/lb. includes taxes, s&h Buy Now Button

Kombucha Tea Starter Kit – Scoby (the starter mushroom) and booklet of information – all you need to know to make your own and what it can do for you health-wise. 1 scoby, 1 book pack  $25.83 (includes s&h)Buy Now Button

Booklets by Diann Dirks – $10 + s&h($5):

  • Starting Your Garden Early(Temporarily Out of Print) A handbook for spring planting. Includes cool weather plants and tips for best yield. Preview Image
  • Bio-Char Charcoal – A handbook for creating and utilizing Bio-Char to greatly increase soil fertility and beneficial micro-organisms using techniques from Korean and Japanese Natural Farming.   Preview Image
  • Companion Gardening – A handbook for annual plant communities which are mutually beneficial. Contains lists of cross-benefiting garden vegetables, AKA “Guilds”. Preview Image
  • Kombucha Tea – The handbook for creating your own “Immortal Elixir”, a 2000 year old fermented beverage that provides deep health benefits. Full simple instructions for brewing and second fermenting custom flavors and medicinal herbal blends.  Preview Image

Tulsi (Holy Basil) Tea – 2 oz. organically grown at Hillside Gardens in highly energetic soil, known in Ayervedic medicine as a powerful adaptogenic tonic – dry loose tea $9/bag + s&h($5) Preview Image

Oregano Oil – Wild organic essential oil in EVOO, great for flu and cold season, soothing and healthful $9/ 1 oz. bottle +s&h($5) Preview Image

Black Walnut Tincture – Wild crafted tincture in vodka, excellent and healthy for the flu season and good for pet parasites $9/1 oz. dropper bottle +s&h($5) Preview Image

Seeds (available for purchase in person only) all heirloom and open pollinating – more than one year old but still 85% germination – every conceivable edible annual for North America  – Organic $1/packet, regular $.75, seed saved from our garden $2.50/packet. Let us know what you want and we will pull the seeds and find out s&h for you.

Disclaimer: No products are FDA approved. You must research how to use products for health reasons. I am not licensed to give health advice and am not liable for misuse. All products are made at Hillside Gardens from natural gardening methods. Not certified organic but no artificial chemicals are ever used. Commercial seeds sold are in original packaging – I am merely offering them to you, having made sure that I have received them from a non-gmo, ethical and reputable source. Seeds saved from our garden are not commercial but are for sale in limited quantities, packaged at the garden.

Pictures to follow as the blog comes up to speed.

18 Responses to Items for purchase

  1. Gina says:

    Do you have white clover? I think we want the dutch clover, we’re using it as a live mulch in areas of our garden we don’t need to plant in (which is quite large).


  2. Lori says:

    Hi! I am interested in some Jerusalem artichokes. I already grow them, but can’t verify that they are non GMO. I would order at least two pounds, perhaps more, depending on total cost. Thank you!!!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Do you still sell the super boo boo cream?

    • didirks says:

      Yes Stephanie, I have some for sale. If you come by Hillside Gardens, in Auburn, Ga., the price is $9 a tin. If I send it to you, it’s $15. Multiple tins up to about 8 tins, the shipping and handling is $6. Let me know if this works for you and how many you want. I make them in small batches so let me know how many you need. Go onto my paypal button on the blog to get it. Thank you. Diann

  4. T Evans says:

    I live just south of Atlanta Ga & am looking for permaculture sites to visit. I am also interested in your school, is it still going? I can’t find specific info within the page. Do you do tours of any kind?

  5. Lisa Morgan says:

    Also interested in classes. As above – I too live south of Atlanta. Thanks

    • didirks says:

      Hi, I responded by email but I realize you probably are interested in Permaculture knowledge. I live in Auburn, NE of Atlanta. Let me know what you had in mind to learn. I do a number of types of classes. Thanks, Diann

  6. Reggie Pugh says:

    Do you have Abraham Lincon tomato seeds?

    • didirks says:

      Yes I do. I just have to find them. They are kind of old. Don’t know the germination rate. But they are the original huge and interesting cultivar. I think I need to find them and try to get them to germinate before I want to sell the few I have left. I don’t want to loose the genetic biodiversity. But if you contact me in a month or two, I might have an answer for you.

  7. Russell Bowman says:

    Can you help? I am new to central GA, from central coastal CA & OR. Forest gardening is a partial goal for half or our 2+ acre property here after removing noxious privet, silk trees, chinaberry, etc. Leaving behind trees like wild pecan, others not known, maybe hickory. Plans so far: dig out a small holding pond to recharge water table, add mayhaw trees in the shallow pond, pawpaw trees among the pecans, muscadines to grow up the tall and spindly pecans, mushrooms like morels, turkey tail, oyster around or in a few felled trees too close to each other, what else can I grow for other layers in this situation? How can I keep privet, chinaberry, silk trees from returning? They are not native, not productive, invasive, and not part of the local natural eco-system. I am forced to work with a very tight budget. I have a few ideas to mention as well using the local natural resources here for which I have not seen being mentioned before. Let’s talk and share!

    • didirks says:

      Hi Russell, Sounds like you have a good observational ability. I lived in Cal. until 12 years ago and had to learn all over again working in acid soil after the grey alkaline clay of So. Cal. Let’s talk by email.

    • didirks says:

      Hi Russell, The person I know who is most knowledgeable about forest agriculture is Zev Friedman who lives in NC. He is a true expert. He lives at Earthhaven (Permaculture village) in NC. I have taken a class from him and it just blew my mind how knowledgeable he is. He gives classes on a regular basis. Worth the drive to his place.
      I do consultations for people at a reasonable rate, but it is my living so I can’t do it gratus. I can answer a few questions but from your information it looks like you need a full address to your property. I like your overall goal and your work so far.
      I tell my clients when designing a property to start with what you want out of the property – lumber, mushrooms, building material, food production, craft material (baskets, etc.), fabric dye, etc. then look into guilds that incorporate those things into planting families that work together.
      In Permaculture Design, one of the precepts is that something is only a contaminant if it isn’t viewed as a resource and that resource found an outlet of usefulness. Chinese privet makes great wattle fencing just as a hint. If you research these plants, you may find they have beneficial products that you can harvest and use rather than trying to kill them off. Things can be invasive or a great recurring resource. It just requires knowledge and a change of viewpoint.
      I understand about tight budgets. Have you done a Permaculture course, possibly online? It’s more affordable that way. Or do an internship with someone. I have one here but I don’t think it would work out for you because it isn’t live-in. And I don’t know of any other permaculture internships in the SE. However, with a little research, you might find one in another area of the country. If that isn’t possible, do your own research. There are some very fine books on guilds, forest agriculture, and related fields at this publishing company: Chelsea Green Publishing Co,
      Elizabeth Babcock
      Customer Service
      Chelsea Green Publishing Co
      85 N Main St, Ste 120
      White River Jct VT 05001
      What you are doing is a learning curve. You want to get productive right away to support yourself, but before you start cutting down trees, understand them and learn them first. Isolate some sunny spots and do some raised beds to get food production started, then start observing your acreage. Bill Mollison, the founder of Permaculture Design said he didn’t do anything to a property before he observed it for a year. Be a little patient. Go out, identify everything! Look at the lay of the land, see how the water and air move, see what trees, mushrooms, herbs, animals, snakes, bugs, water resources are there before trying to lay your will on the space. You can mistakenly take out some really valuable stuff before understanding what is there already. That’s my advice. You are welcome to come for a visit and tour here at Hillside Gardens, in Auburn, Ga. if you make arrangements with me because I am happy to show you what I am doing. It might help you.
      Sorry I can’t give you much time. I’m pretty swamped with spring planting, my internship program, tours, teaching, 1700’s living history (which I am a society member), and other things. But I wish you well. Keep me posted on your progress.

      802-295-6300 x114

  8. Chaz says:

    Good Morning!!! Thank you for all of your information and resources. Do you still have any copies of Cynthia Dill’s book ‘A Georgia Food Forest’? I would love to buy a copy but can’t find it anywhere.

  9. luakins says:

    Hi! Do you still sell your insect bite ointment? We bought some at a farmers market of sorts from you YEARS ago and have just run out. It’s the most amazing thing we’ve ever used and I would love to get more!

    • didirks says:

      Thank you, I just now need to make another whole batch. Sold out but will be making more. Do you want to put in an order?

    • didirks says:

      Hi, thank you for your patience. I just finished making up the Fire Ant and Bug Bite Organic Herb Salve for you. How many did you want to purchase? I am now asking $20/tin – my essential oil prices all went up so I had to raise the price. S/H $4 for up to 3 tins.

  10. Ali says:

    Thank you for your cold frame guidance!

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