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Coming Soon to a Golf Course Near Me: A Food Forest

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Minneapolis? It is by no means a perfect city and the winters are long and hard, but by golly how many other cities have a community advisory group that works with the city council on things like urban agriculture and food security issues? 1,317 more words


The ultimate permaculture plant - Queensland Arrowroot

Queensland Arrowroot is a perennial clump-forming plant of the same family as the ornamental Canna Lilly. It grows up to 2m in warm temperate, subtropical and tropical landscapes. 1,056 more words


Hydrophobic soil

There’s a spot in the garden that doesn’t hold moisture, no matter how much I water it in. In fact water seems to literally run off its surface or pool on top. 773 more words


Hugelkultur: In the Sierra Nevada Foothills?

This common sense and brilliant technique can save you money, and when practiced will improve your communities environmental health. Click on the Rita Alvarez Learning Center tab and go to the Garden section to learn more about this important water, tree and air quality saving tip!

A Few Good Gardening Books And Vacation's End

Ah friends, my two-week vacation is slowly coming to an end. It has been really nice. I am so completely unwound that I feel like I am ready for a vacation. 768 more words


Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast

This book is discounted until Dec. 17 in our Holiday Sale! Just apply code XM15 at checkout!

“A timely, accessible guide to responsible landscaping that convincingly explains how and why our home landscapes must participate in local ecosystems.”—Douglas Tallamy, coauthor of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden… 271 more words


Right plant, right place: Mark Paul's Mosman garden

I feel extraordinarily lucky to live in the beautiful Sydney suburb of Mosman. We have, by my admittedly not very scientific calculations, around 15 kilometres of harbour frontage, six idyllic sandy beaches, 29 parks and reserves as well as incredible views of the heads, opera house and harbour bridge. 1,090 more words

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