Watering a more extensive garden can be troublesome. It takes time dragging around a hose or carrying around watering cans. There is one garden design that can help you make watering effortless. Start with walking paths.Continue reading
By Sepp Holzer. Up the steep mountainsides of Austria (1,500 meters above sea level) this unusual farmer creates abundance. His farm is a network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks of gardens.Continue reading
The right paths can reduce mud, but they can also retain water. They make access to your growing areas much more enjoyable. What I did was dug 24″ deep trenches about 24″ across the top on contour with double reach beds in between, then filled those trenches with shredded wood chips.
In a recent video from Geoff Lawton a profitable farm on 1 acre shows you can have abundance for a whole community. Imagine what is possible with a simple homestead, even without acres of land, starting where you are today. How are they able to feed twenty families on one acre?Continue reading
Our Mission Statement: This homestead provides educational resources to individuals interested in sustainable living. With partners across south central Virginia, we form a web of eco-tourism for Martinsville, VA. It is community building in practice.Continue reading