🌱Just Dandy, & We Ain’t Lyin’!😉

Ah, Taraxacum officinale! You may have noticed this bright plant still persevering in lawns and fields (even popping up through cracks in concrete) as the chill of winter approaches. Also known as the dandelion, its sunny flower and many uses have been captivating humans throughout history. You may think of it as an invasive and nasty … Continue reading

🐣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