🍵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

🌲New Class! How To: Gardening Year Round, Working With Nature🌿

We’re offering a new series of classes this summer on Vashon Island, starting with this one! Tickets can be purchased here. Classes will be held on John’s homestead in Vashon; maximum 12 people. This workshop will be both hands on and informational, and aims to equip landowners to care for their land in an ecological … Continue reading

🌎Grist Interview: Alternative Lawns🌿

Check out this great video by Grist.org discussing the ecological issues with the American lawn and it’s history! John speaks on his experience with introducing customers to alternative lawns. Stay tuned for a deep-dive blog post soon about multiple lawn options. 🌿🌎💚