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Contain Potentially Invasive Plants in Fabric Grow Pots

People hoping to develop an edible forest garden or even a small perennial food producing plot should consider focusing on native plants that require little care and offer bounteous returns. In some cases, such prolific food producers will be labeled “invasive” or “aggressive” by modern gardeners who have grown accustomed to notions of annual planting, […]

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Ten Easy Steps to Constructing Orchard Mason Bee Houses

With declining bee populations and pesticides in constant threat of other pollinators, a growing interest in pollinator gardens and other bee-attracting inclusions exist.  If you hope to attract gentle and effective bees to your garden, consider constructing an orchard bee house.  Orchard bees are nonaggressive pollinators of fruit trees, and this makes them both welcome […]

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Edible Forest Gardens Grow Food and Community

Edible Forest Gardening, making food forests where trees only might grow, isone of the oldest methods of agroforestry known. In fact, long before terms for such methods existed people were coming to forests to collect the food to feed their families. By Nature, humans make observations with hopes of repeating demonstrated events, and this led to […]

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Pansies in the Blue Heron Edible Forest Garden, Montevallo, Alabama, Central Alabama Permaculture Enthusiasts, Edible Flowers

A Gardener’s Dozen: Perennial Edible Flowers for Beauty and Sustenance

Edible Flowers turn recipes into palatable bouquets. In Nature, beauty often indicates health and sustenance. Various types of creatures determine by instinct whether or not they might safely eat a plant, smaller creature, or even a mineral based on the presentation their prey makes. In some cases, vivid color acts as a warning, but in […]

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Companion Gardening Turns Your Garden into a Community for Health

As Americans become more aware of the places from which their fruits and vegetables come, the processes involved in growing, harvesting, and marketing produce, and the dangers various types of pesticides and herbicides present in the family diet, companion gardening becomes increasingly attractive as well. In addition to the more immediate issues each family faces […]

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