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Episode 177 How Thomas Jefferson Gardened

In today’s episode I discuss how Thomas Jefferson gardened.  This is a fair question since we can probably learn some things from a time when pesticides and herbicides didn’t exist . . . → Read More: Episode 177 How Thomas Jefferson Gardened

Is the Problem the Solution? No!

As a homesteader and a gardener a good deal of the mental energy expended by myself on the homestead is related to solutions.  If I examine the past week I . . . → Read More: Is the Problem the Solution? No!

Episode 140 Using and Valuing Diversity

Today I talk about one of my favorite permaculture principles – using and valueing diversity.

First – against my better judgement – I explain why I’m not going to do . . . → Read More: Episode 140 Using and Valuing Diversity

Quote of the Week #7

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

I like this quote because of the hidden meaning.

Ostensibly the author is talking about . . . → Read More: Quote of the Week #7

Quote of the Week #4

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground . . . → Read More: Quote of the Week #4