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Sheet Mulching: The Jump Start

Sheet Mulching: The Jump Start

“What do I do about soil?”  This is the question I receive from a lot of my anxious clients as the owner of… 590 more words


Transforming lawn into garden

I am back in Charleston, SC, where my partner and I moved earlier this summer. And what is my first project? Beautifying the yard my style, which means sheet mulching over much of the lawn and adding top soil and compost and straw to make garden beds. 765 more words

All Things Wild

School Gardens Update: Swallowed By Grass

“Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal.” ~ John James Ingalls

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The Layers of Community

On Saturday, we hosted our Permablitz! (See “more before” photos here.)  Over 20 people came to our yard and worked together on projects such as installing rain barrels, building a composting system from pallets, building a fire circle, and creating five more  growing beds for future fruit trees, raspberry bushes, & hazelnut bushes, and one bed for flowers & herbs.   544 more words


Week 4: Cardboard

Sheet Mulching is a method of creating no-dig garden beds by layering compost materials to suppress weeds and grasses and improve the soil. It is especially useful when converting a relatively large grassy area, like we had, into cultivable land with little equipment or machinery. 510 more words


Before and After

Today was one of those amazing blue sky days that winter graces us with from time to time.  There was not a cloud to be seen and not even a puff of wind.  967 more words

Sarah The Gardener

Goodbye Lawn, Hello Garden

Have you ever tried to kill your grass (without chemicals) in order to start a garden? Grass is very resilient…it might be slowed for a few weeks, but it bounces back stronger than ever, thwarting your efforts to replace it with edible options. 526 more words