An old fire pit makes a darling little herb garden. 

A few weeks ago I built a new fire pit with some concrete blocks and mortar to replace an old metal pit. I always try to see if an object has functionality and could be repurposed instead of throwing it away. It turns out that the old fire pit wanted to be a kitchen herb garden. 

After drilling holes in the bottom for drainage, I filled the basin with soil and added plants. Now we have an herb garden and the old metal fire pit has a new purpose.

Below you can see the fire ring I built using concrete masonry blocks and premixed mortar. Pro tip: Don’t forget to level your ground. You can run strings and use levels to get a solid foundation.

Now tell me what you have upcycled!

Nerding out in the “permagarden”

Daniel McFly often geeks out about permaculture “stacking functions.” Can you figure out how each element of this permaculture garden supports other components?

The Permaculture of Perennials

Did you know that the majority of the plant based food we consume is from annual crops? In terms of sustainability and food security, the seasonal vegetable garden should only be considered supplemental to what is possible through perennial cultivation.

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 terms...

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 differences...

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Hi! I'm Daniel

I am busy everyday learning about the world around me and how I can protect the environment.

I can’t do this alone. I need you and your friends to help!

The Mystical Magical Abracadabracal Daniel McDougal McDouglas McFly

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