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Gardening with Nature #1: Food Forest Garden

11-17-2012 05:48 PM by Radicalfarmergal | 15 comments »

On the east side of our land, between our garden and the neighbor’s lawn, we had a patch of grass that has always turned brown and crunchy at the first sign of dry weather. Grubs loved it and bare patches of dirt were common. Due to its position at the top of the slope, its southern exposure, its proximity to the roots of our large silver maple tree and the absolute lack of any shade, the lawn never thrived. I thought if I made terraces to reduce the steepness of the slope and planted tree...

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Gateway: Growing Your Own Food

12-15-2010 05:16 AM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

Gateway: links to our projects, blogs, and forum discussions re: growing our own food With the current state of our environment and our society many people are beginning to grow their own food, whether that is on a farm, in a backyard or on a balcony. This shift to “back to the basics” has many gardeners learning about strategies to work with nature to create an abundance of organic goodness. Here, at, our members share lots of information and first-hand ex...

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2008 Winter #16: Intention

12-13-2010 11:36 AM by MsDebbieP | 10 comments »

Dec 13/10 As we approach the new year I have been thinking about what my gardens will look like in 2011. In my article in the last CreativeHands Newsletter, I talked about starting any plan or decision-making process by first identifying the intention. So what is my intention for my gardens? Every year I seem to, at one point or another, state that I get enticed to fill my gardens with beautiful flowers but when push comes to shove I always revert back to practical and edible. I thin...

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