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High on Hugelkultur

Spring fever has hit us. It is unusually warm right now in southwestern Minnesota. Temperatures this week have risen to the 70s and with this gorgeous sunshine, it is easy to believe that we could be finished with winter–that Waziya has now left.   681 more words

Making a Food Forest - step 1 complete

Last November, we finally began construction of a deer-proof fortification so I could try planting a food forest. It’s only about a quarter of the front lawn, but the space feels huge (If this plan works, I’ll be doing the same thing to the rest of my front lawn in the next few years). 397 more words

Food Forest

What is a Hugelkultur?

While permaculture as a whole is based primarily on overarching principles, there are a few particular techniques that, while not exclusive to permaculture, are probably more common within those circles. 389 more words


Garden Layout

January can be a bit of a weather tease in the Pacific Northwest, offering occasional days of nice (i.e. dry) weather that compels avid gardeners to begin turning their attention to their outdoor spaces. 499 more words


Shopping at Costco, for Cardboard!

Earlier this week, I told you about the weed control efforts I’m working on. Today I wanted to share my secret source for cardboard: Costco! 429 more words


Natural Weed Control

Weeds are considered undesirable because they steal water, space and nutrients that would otherwise go to plants you intentionally want to grow- like edibles or flowers.  678 more words


Thanks for the Cardboard, Bicycle Shop!

A huge thank you to the Bicycle Shop for their donation of cardboard to Yarducopia!  We use cardboard at the base of every sheet mulch garden we build to suppress weeds.   179 more words