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Being a Resilient Gardener

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I finally got into the garden after several months of hiatus.  I planted red russian kale, dinosaur kale, swiss chard, an asian pear tree, and bull’s blood beets.  While I was planting, I was excited to find many sun chokes and some russian banana fingerling potatoes under the soil surface (ready to eat).  Sun chokes […]

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The Magic of Lupines

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<A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fediblyardw-20%2F8005%2F526587c8-58f5-4652-add8-ca3dbb630106&Operation=NoScript” mce_HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fediblyardw-20%2F8005%2F526587c8-58f5-4652-add8-ca3dbb630106&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> I have taken a recent renewed interest in lupines because I discovered that they are nitrogen fixers, but I have loved them ever since I read Miss Rumphius as a child. (For those that haven’t read this children’s classic, Miss Rumphius spreads beauty around the world by planting lupines).  After reading […]

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Permaculture Paradise in a Snake Sighting

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<A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fediblyardw-20%2F8005%2F526587c8-58f5-4652-add8-ca3dbb630106&Operation=NoScript” mce_HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fediblyardw-20%2F8005%2F526587c8-58f5-4652-add8-ca3dbb630106&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> My friend, Trathen often says that if in your garden you have a snail problem, you actually don’t have a snail problem – you have a “duck deficiency.” Well, in my demo garden at the Bounty Farm, I was having a gopher problem, but mysteriously, no food had yet disappeared down […]

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Bounty Farm Demo Garden Update

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I thought I would post a slideshow with an update of the Bounty Farm plot. Now seems like a good time, as I just harvested my first veggies from the plot – some radishes and mustard greens. There are still areas of the garden that have yet to be planted and decisions to be made […]

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350 Garden Challenge: Halt Climate Change with Gardens

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As the edible gardening craze continues, local nonprofits are taking advantage of the momentum to try to install 350 gardens in Sonoma County, California in one weekend (May 15-16). There are now 430 gardens signed up!  iGROW Sonoma is leading the effort with partnering organizations that include: Daily Acts, GoLocal, Living Mandala, School Garden Network, […]

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