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Fall Permaculture Practices for a Successful Spring Garden

Permaculture is a sustainable and natural approach to agriculture that integrates nature and society. Join Michael & Jennifer in this afternoon workshop that will introduce you to the principles that allowed them to turn their 2/3 acre lot into an urban homestead that produces more than half the food for their family. The workshop will offer a generous mix of philosophy and methodology. Participants will be introduced to the basics of permaculture; mulching, co-planting, natural pest control, chemical free fertilization, and designing a food forest. You will gain the knowledge to plant your fall crops and prepare your spring beds now for a successful garden in the coming year.Rainbow

We will offer you a sampling of our perennial plants to take home for your own gardens and then we will cap off the day with a variety of fresh snacks and hot coffee.

What to bring: Garden shoes, warm farming clothes, gloves, re-fillable water bottle. This workshop is limited to 10 attendees.

Register here now!

Tap Maple trees

After last years wildly successful maple syrup venture we scoured the yard this past summer for more maples and found 4 more! So we ordered more tapping sets and will have ten maples tapped this season.  Now fingers crossed for the right temps!!!

James and Michael tapping our first maple.

James and Michael tapping our first maple.

SWEEEEET! literally!

I love getting mail and especially PACKAGES in the mail, and lookie-here!

Mama got her Maple tree sap buckets and taps today!!! WOOHOO!!

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Thank goodness we are not set to do this until February, because I would be outside drilling holes in my trees right now! Actually I would send Michael out to do that, but you get what I mean.