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Honey Harvesting, Permaculture, Perennial Gardening resources & Composting

Consider extending your growing season by overwintering your crops—it’s both frugal and forward thinking. Ben Falk, author of The Resilient Farm and Homestead, experimented with a bed of arugula by planting it in late September. Using a simple structure of quick hoops and greenhouse film to overwinter the crop, he was able to harvest the sweetest, most flavorful arugula he has ever tasted as early as mid-March! - See more at: The Endless Arugula Bed


These are some very cool videos about Permaculture and how to build soil nutrients, growing mulch on your own property for use in soil building (comfrey used as an example); using hugelkultur to soften water fluctuations in the garden, and sheet mulching:

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:



See: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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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…


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

Succession planting

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

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

Creating and Working with Worm bins

Posted by Monica on February 8, 2014 at 12:42am — 1 Comment


Growing foods good for eating over the winter

Started by Monica Mar 28, 2011.

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Started by Monica Dec 31, 2009.

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

Started by Monica. 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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