Permaculture is a design system, and within that system are a multitude of techniques and strategies that we can use. Which ones we use to build a garden will depend on many things: where we live, what our climate is like, what we want to grow, how much space we have, and the list goes on. Continue reading “Permaculture garden design ideas for every situation”
I think the most beautiful thing you can grow in your yard is a vegetable garden. Some people prefer well-behaved roses or hydrangea, or neatly clipped hedges, but that’s not for me. A vegetable garden can be as beautiful as the fanciest of landscape designs. And, it has the added benefit of actually being useful. Imagine that. Continue reading “How to design a small garden, permaculture style: The Herb Spiral”
Learning how to design a permaculture garden can be as simple or complex as you want, or need. In this article, I want to walk you through the basics of designing and building a quick permaculture garden, so you can get planting right away. Spring is just around the corner! Continue reading “How to design a permaculture garden in your backyard”
Each element in a permaculture garden serves a purpose – at least one purpose – and as permaculture gardeners it is up to us to learn to recognize that purpose and put it to its best use. Continue reading “Design a permaculture garden: a look at all the elements”
The permaculture vegetable garden I currently have is a much smaller endeavor than the first one I built. And while the first garden had plenty of sun, this garden has a lot of shade. The half-acre property where I live is surrounded by very tall trees, and a hill to the south, with a house on it; and there was really only one place that made sense to put the garden. Continue reading “Introducing my permaculture vegetable garden 2020”
There isn’t just one way to build your own vegetable garden. Sorry. I know people often want a blueprint that they can follow that will give them the perfect permaculture garden design.
But here’s the thing: there is no such thing as a perfect garden blueprint that works for everyone, everywhere. Continue reading “Build your own vegetable garden”
I first began learning about permaculture – and decided that what I really wanted in life was a permaculture vegetable garden – when my partner (at the time) and I bought 27 acres on a small island off the west coast of Canada. It was a beautiful property, and I was eager to get my first garden started. Continue reading “My First Permaculture Vegetable Garden”