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Honey Harvesting, Permaculture, Perennial Gardening resources & Composting

Welcome to the Depot Town Cottage network & website! We started out as Sustainable Michigan, morphed into 'On Catherine & Maple Streets' when we were 2 housholds and part of AMPY - and now, are simply 'the cottage'. __________________________________________________________________________ As the recent report on Climate change was very dire and urgent - here is a positve solution focused way forward:

Creating and disseminating media to help regenerate the earth

sustainable living worksheet            Permaculture playlist


Monica's psychotherapy office

A neighborhood based urban farm network in Austin, Texas



Perennial Gardening - what can be grown with jerusalem artichokes in a polyculture where each plant enhances the growth of the others:




http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/recipes/article6113976.ece......for a Recipe for 'Warm salad of Jerusalem artichokes and pink grapefruit, with gorgonzola dressing' (from The Sunday Times)
Our House, Cottage and garden pics

 Check this out ~  30 seconds in steaming compost!  This is how we want it! ; )  .

On raising Chickens:

Both of these videos show a different kind of frame than we have - this look like they are a modified warre hive frame - ours has no frame, just the top bar, but the process for preparing it would be similar.


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Blog Posts

Once again

Well hi there... just wanted to check in... will be very busy for a while and likely not posting too much as must be working and dealing with the minutiae of paying bills, chores and keeping the cat food coming...; )  You know how important that is.

I just got done doing some billing for my work and of a total of @ $3200 insurance billables... got a ck for $254.  Well that was interesting.  You just never know what those client deductibles will do to surprise you and them.  Of course…


Posted by Blog owner on February 1, 2018 at 1:04pm

Saving our greatest resource - fresh water

As I read the news about the unfolding disaster at Porter Ranch, the aging pipes that were not updated, the neglect and lack of appropriate secondary containment,  the lack of a regulatory framework to enable regulators to intervene, and we revisit the awareness that there is no meaningful containment  ability once such a leak…


Posted by Blog owner on January 30, 2016 at 6:00pm

Succession planting

Great article from Mother Earth News on succession garden planning:   succession planting

Posted by Blog owner on March 7, 2014 at 11:48am


Growing foods good for eating over the winter

Started by Blog owner Mar 28, 2011.

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Started by Blog owner Dec 31, 2009.

for Cat, Em, Allison, Jason, Julia: 3 Replies

Started by Blog owner. Last reply by Julia Ashcom Dec 12, 2009.

Garden and Planting calendar

Lawn Garden area ---- Diagram of Garden areas outside the fenced in garden...

May Garden

June Garden

Blank Garden Diagram


September Garden

Two Frog Home


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