COP ’26 – Real Change, or More Talk?

COP ’26 – Real Change, or More Talk?

Image credit: TheConversation.com The 2021 Global Conference on Health & Climate Change The 2021 Global Conference on Health & Climate Change on Nov. 6, 2022 was billed as the “most important and far-reaching summit on environmental health yet.” But was it? ...
Nerding out in the “permagarden”

Nerding out in the “permagarden”

Stacking functions in permaculture Daniel McFly often geeks out about permaculture “stacking functions.” Can you figure out how each element of this permaculture garden supports other components? Permaculture can be defined as the science of assembling...
The Permaculture of Perennials

The Permaculture of Perennials

Photo: Asparagus between seasons in Texas. The perennial blessing Perennials become more established over time and build on their growth each year. even though most of our food comes from annuals vegetables, they are often heavy feeders that require the addition of...
Gardening with the flow

Gardening with the flow

Permaculture, in it’s simplest form, is about working with the flow of nature. If you think about the flow of energy across a landscape, you can see patterns. Water flows downhill and carries nutrients with it. The practice of permaculture can be thought of in...
News from the hen house

News from the hen house

  It took six months but we’ve finally got eggs! We also have a rooster. Surprise!   When we went to our local feed store, we picked out five (female, or so we thought) chicks; one for each of us to name. We got a variety of breeds so we could observe the...