Taking Stock: Mid-November

Taking Stock — an idea I gleaned from Pip at Meet Me At Mike’s. From April to Sept., there would be gardening aspects to it.

Book Notes: The Permaculture Handbook :: Case Study A

Here are my highly personal notes on the first of four case studies, Case Study A: Renaissance Farm, Bloomington, Indiana, in Peter Bane’s The Permaculture Handbook (2012).

Composts I’ve Known

We got to chatting about composting at our weekly permaculture discussion group meeting this week — you know, what’s the most effective way to compost:

Raindrops Are Fallin’ Into My Barrel

Or they will be shortly. The rain barrel I asked for for Easter is now in place and ready to accept all donations of rain

Sheet-Mulching Continues, plus Hellebores!

I do love hellebores, even though they stink and their leaves get all dry and crinkly. But the flowers!   Anyway, aside from The Adoration

Sheet-Mulching Photo Essay

Today I sheet mulched another section of the side yard bed. I’m out of compost and loam temporarily, so I just used well-watered cardboard, newspaper,

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