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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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The Fine Art of Mulching 9-2-19

Mulch – what a funny word for such a wonderful happy garden maker. Mulching is one technique I have used for many years. I see these perfect gardens with open rich black earth and green plants beautifully profiled there, and … Continue reading

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Resources for plant identification in Georgia 9-19

A recent post from a blog reader asked for publications (field guides) to identify the ‘weeds’ (useful flora) growing in her new property. Here is the list I sent her based on my own library hoping that you can benefit … 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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The Magical Many Use Herb – Sida rhombifolia – And one of the most effective antibiotics on the planet – Grows Wild Here 8-19-19

And one of the most effective antibiotics on the planet – Grows Wild Here Australian National Botanic Gardens http://www.eattheweeds.com/sida-wireweed/ For years I was pulling up this amazing woody perennial plant from my garden. Until one day I identified it and … Continue reading

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USING HERBS AND OILS TO HANDLE YOUR SKIN – Salves, Ointments and Other Skin Preparations DIY 8-6-19

Our skin is our largest organ. It not only keeps everything inside but it protects us from environmental damage, toxins, damage. It also absorbs things out of the air and water around us. For example taking a hot bath, the … Continue reading

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Perilla aka Shiso, aka Korean Sesame herb 8-4-19

Here at Hillside Gardens in Auburn, Ga., we grow about 150 different kinds of herbs, mostly medicinal but many with multiple uses. It’s the season for Perilla herb. It’s in the mint family, is a self seeding plant that easily … Continue reading

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