Every homestead requires a community of friends for true prosperity. Let's thank the following sponsors provided materials, donations of resources, and/or time over the 2014 year. 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.
This moist overcast day is perfect for composting leaves. It was raining for hours by the time I was out to mound leaves for composting. Here's why I’m thankful for a rainy day.
All around your community thousands of pounds of recyclable organic materials go to waste. From grass clippings, coffee grounds, vegetables, brush, and leaves. These materials can be easily collected, recycled, and put to good use — organic waste streams are excellent resources.
In the permaculture demonstration garden, there are trenched foot paths filled with wood chip mulch. These paths serve as an example of both materials management and how everything in permaculture serves a purpose. Here’s an outline of what these paths do in the demonstration garden. Continue reading