I’m far behind in blogging various field trips and garden developments and ideas. Here’s what I’m working on, or planning to work on, or planning to plan to work on, in the next few weeks. So check in again soon! [Posts are linked as written.]




  • my theory of how weeds choose to grow close to desired plants that resemble them – demonstrated with photos!
  • cool woodland plants that grow in the rock wall, unbidden
  • planning and planting veggie seedlings
  • spring blooms
  • favourite pollinator plants



  • permaculture book list
  • notes/review of The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating An Edible Ecosystem (2013) by Christopher Shein
  • notes/review of Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City  (2013) by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates – They live in Holyoke, MA
  • notes/review of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture (2009, 2nd ed.) by Toby Hemenway
  • notes/review of Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening (2015) – He lives in Industry, Maine
  • notes/review of The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times (2010) by Carol Deppe
  • notes/review of The Resilient Farm & Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach (2013) by Ben Falk – He lives in central Vermont
  • notes/review of The Permaculture Handbook (2012) by Peter Bane
  • notes/review of The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits & Berries the Biological Way (2011) by Michael Phillips – He lives in Groveton, NH
  • notes/review of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival by Katrina Blair
  • notes/review of Introduction to Permaculture (1991) by Bill Mollison

And coming up later in June, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and various land trust field trips in Boothbay, ME!


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