🐣HOW TO: CHICKENS AND DUCKS, THINGS TO AVOID, & WAYS TO CREATE YOUR OWN POULTRY OASIS🦆

  Saturday, Sept. 14th 10am – 12pm This workshop will cover the basics of bird raising for eggs, meat or companionship and will be relevant for those just starting out and those who have experience but want to learn more. John’s approach to raising poultry is inspired by permaculture: allowing chickens to most fully express … Continue reading

🍓HOW TO: GROW FRUITS & BERRIES THAT ARE LOW-MAINTENANCE, PRODUCTIVE & BEAUTIFUL🍐

  This workshop (on Saturday, August 17th) explores the many edible shrubs and trees that are available to us for our homesteads and will address questions such as “which ones are right for me?” “which ones fit my particular microclimate?” and “how can I get them established and maintain them successfully?” John is particularly interested … Continue reading

🍵The many uses of cleavers! (aka velcro plant, goosegrass, or catchweed)🌿

Galium aparine, also known as cleavers, velcro plant, catchweed, or bed straw (plus many other nicknames) is a common weed you may find growing in or around some of your shrubs or under your trees. You’re also likely to spot them clinging to your clothes after walking back to your car from a creek or … Continue reading