🌊Ponds: Pretty and Powerful Ecological Additions🌿

💧One alternative option for rainwater harvesting is to consider adding a pond to your land! Small ponds can hold thousands of gallons of water and offer other benefits besides a water reserve. Ponds attract and support wildlife, generate additional reflected light for tree crops, and are beautiful. 🐖To create a waterproof seal for this pond … Continue reading

🌱Announcing our new Garden Tours!🌿

Find inspiration for your own gardens by visiting our Small Homestead on the North End of Vashon Island. Each morning will have a short topical presentation and handout, followed by Q&A and a tour of the garden. Tours will take place the first Saturday of the month (March-November) from 11am – 12:30pm For $20, your … Continue reading

Vivacious Violets, A Springtime Treasure!

Ahhh, of all of the spring flowers, violets are one of the most lovely and lively! Because they’re a perennial, you can start a bed of them and they will come back year after year. In this first picture you can see heavy pollen from all the flowering trees around us right now. Violets are … Continue reading