Challenges to gardening — Chronicles of a humpy dweller

In our garden we have three major challenges to gardening success; Lack of water– We live on tank water, harvested from the rain that falls on our roof. This means that when it doesn’t rain for a long time we start to get worried. The garden makes do with water from our washing (and hopefully […]

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Giving Thanks for Gardens — Growing Food At Pacific

by Patty A. Gray, Garden Program Director Nature is a gardener. When we leave it alone, Nature produces perfectly sustainable gardens – nothing is brought in, nothing is taken out. Nature’s gardens are not static; they ebb and flow along with patterns in weather and fire and the serendipity of animal visitations. Nor are Nature’s […]

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Permaculture: Revolution Disguised as Gardening — Teresa Dovalpage

Brigid Meier with her dog Pluma When you enter Tierra Drala, the name Brigid Meier has given to the three and a half acres in El Prado, a property her husband, Fred Fair has owned for over 40 years and where she has implemented permaculture principles and techniques for the past 15, you come into […]

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Raised Beds — Cluttered Spaces

We’ve always wanted some raised beds put have always been put off by the cost of materials However, pressure treated (PT) wood has recently change quite a bit and is now suitable for using next to vegetables. These beds are on a slight slope and so the first step was to dig out a level […]

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