Book Notes: Introduction to Permaculture :: Chapter Five

Continuing my notes on the book Introduction to Permaculture (1991/2009) by Bill Mollison, here is Chapter Five: Home Garden Design.  (Intro and Chapter One)  I am relying

Earth Knows No Desolation

“Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay.” –  George Meredith  * My neighbours have plumy ornamental grasses whose seven-foot tall

Make Hay While the Sun Shines – Part II

I reported earlier on my afternoon of planting hazelnut and elderberry shrubs, blue vervain and asclepias, and lupine, plus transplanting lemon balm and anise hyssop.

Make Hay While the Sun Shines – Part I

<> Spoiler: No hay was actually made.  No irons actually struck. <> The last two days were in the 60s and clear, a rarity so

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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