Stacking Functions for a Healthy, Vibrant Garden

By | September 11th, 2016|How-to, Permaculture, Videos|

When is an apple tree more than an apple tree or a chicken more than a chicken? Stacking functions in your garden or landscape design is an easy way to save water, grow soil, save time, and grow a lush, diverse garden.  Stacking functions is a core permaculture design principle that anyone who wants a [...]

Idea: Marvelous Elevated Straw Bale Garden Bed Design

By | January 23rd, 2016|Design, How-to, Videos|

During our Tierra: Online conference in Fall 2015, master gardener and plant guild expert Delia Carroll showcased a truly excellent straw bale garden bed system she’s installed in her yard.      We love its novel, water-saving, food-forest-loving design so much, it’s on our master garden plan wish list for next year’s garden expansion here at 8th [...]