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Change is Good.

Why am I blathering about all of this? Quite frankly, to reassure those of you who are struggling with your growing endeavours that even seasoned gardening veterans get frustrated and need to shift direction now and then. 

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Permaculture Principles: Observe Your Land Before You Plant Anything

So many of us get reallyreally excited as soon as we have a plot of land to play with that we end up sabotaging our attempts with our impatience.

Cherishing Food as Sacred

There is an overwhelming sense of gratitude that occurs when one takes an active role in cultivating food, and the awareness that food is a gift, and not to be taken for granted.

DIY Beneficial Insect Hotel

Cultivating a relationship with the beneficial insects in your area is a vital aspect of sustainable permaculture, and offering them a habitat nearby will encourage them to stick around.

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Death Bee

Bees were dying. Everywhere. It seemed unimportant…until you researched it. You realized not only were they important, they were crucial to every benefit we receive from agriculture. Bees were frikkin’ life. A butterfly’s wings might cause a tsunami but a bee’s butt gave us string beans and yams.

If Not, Flowers

Each year, for the past eight years, something goes wrong. One neighbour started using Roundup. The other neighbour mercilessly cut down every tree in his yard, ripped up every plant and installed a chemically fed lawn, which he cuts every other day for one hour...