Stacking Functions for a Healthy, Vibrant Garden

By | 2017-12-19T11:45:40+00:00 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 [...]

Easy Summer Fruit Tree Plant Guilds

By | 2017-12-19T11:43:27+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Gardening Ideas, Plant Guilds|

Try these plant guilds to grow soil and supercharge your trees' health! Summer is here and so many fruit trees are bursting with Summer sweetness — apples, stone fruits like cherries, peaches, plums, etc, and more (our apple trees are in full swing, as you can see in the photos below). Our grand heirloom apple tree [...]

Compost in the North Bay: A Public Forum & Solution Showcase

By | 2017-12-19T11:42:21+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Events|

Hey North Bay — got compost? Join the Petaluma Grange and soil leaders from around the region for a soil soiree; April 27 in Downtown Petaluma With the closure of Sonoma Compost in October 2015, farmers and backyard gardeners alike have been left to wonder where they’ll continue to get an adequate supply of compost. [...]

Tierra: Online Permaculture Symposium

By | 2017-12-19T11:28:34+00:00 September 12th, 2015|Events, How-to|

All of the wonderful "what is happening here in your yard?" conversations we've had with neighbors these past months are so much more than that. Each is a blessing, built on years of our own "what's going on with your yard" moments of delight we've had with friends and mentors. We'd been searching for a while for [...]