How to Help Bees – Our Best Pollinators

  Bees! They truly are a gift and I delight in seeing their arrival every spring! They are beautiful, fascinating, hardworking, intelligent and a joy to behold around the garden. According to the Xerces Society, a nonprofit organization working to protect bees, 75% of the world's food crop depends on at least one pollinator, such … Continue reading How to Help Bees – Our Best Pollinators

Introduction to Composting

What is Compost? Compost is a nutrient rich mixture of organic matter and requires three components. The first is "browns" which provides carbon and is usually made of dead leaves or shredded newspaper clippings. The second is "greens" which provide nitrogen and include things such as grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit and coffee grounds. Finally, … Continue reading Introduction to Composting

Introduction to Edible Landscaping

I've already given an introduction on permaculture and rewilding our yards in general. Another item that ties into that but deserves its own post in and of itself, is edible landscaping. This directly relates to permaculture in organizing and designing our landscaped lawn for the future, for sustainability, independence and again, using the most of … Continue reading Introduction to Edible Landscaping

Introduction to Rewilding

Rewilding is large or small-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas that may be fragmented, for example in urban or suburban areas. The word rewilding was coined by conservationist and activist Dave Foreman, one of the founders of the group Earth First! who went on to … Continue reading Introduction to Rewilding