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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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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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Food Forest

In her book ‘A Georgia Food Forest’, Cynthia Dill defined it: “(a word) coined by Dave Jacke in Edible Forest Gardens, refers to a varied community of perennials that produce food for both people and nature.” In practical application it … Continue reading

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Why Garden?!

By Diann Dirks Because I am a Permaculture Designer sometimes people wonder why I don’t live on a farm, grow huge crops and get into mass growing. I do consult with farms both urban and rural just as I help … Continue reading

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Why Grow or Buy Organic

Organic food is defined as food grown without chemicals using no artificial fertilizers, grown with seeds that are un-altered by engineering or chemicals, in soil that is at least 7 years free of any chemical growing methods. To be organic … Continue reading

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