๐ŸŒฑJust Dandy, & We Ain’t Lyin’!๐Ÿ˜‰

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 invasiveย and nasty … Continue reading

๐ŸฃHOW TO: CHICKENS AND DUCKS, THINGS TO AVOID, & WAYS TO CREATE YOUR OWN POULTRY OASIS๐Ÿฆ†

  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

๐ŸตThe many uses of cleavers! (aka velcro plant, goosegrass, or catchweed)๐ŸŒฟ

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