Geeking out so hard right now with my new app, Sun Surveyor. Have a permaculture consultation Thursday!
healing lavender, sage, and moonshine yarrow oil.
A native conifer with a conspicuous fleshy pink fruit. Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire UK.
while T. baccata was a known poison in medieval times, T. brevifolia and T. candensis are currently used in the synthesis of a chemotherapeutic called Taxol.
Maurice Small, inspiring and renown community food activist speaks about the power of permaculture in designing a balanced world at the North Carolina Community Garden Partners Conference in Durham, NC. Maurice spoke about the importance of involving kids and senior citizens in creating farms and gardens. Around permaculture, Maurice described the opportunities available to all of us. Squirrels and worms make incredible contributions to the environment by embracing the opportunities presented by nature. Permaculture is about embracing the unknown and all the opportunities that surround us- and doing so fearlessly.
Pressed yarrow and pink rose.
Hang your garlic high and dry
The form of calcium in milk is actually harder for your body to isolate and uptake versus more available forms of calcium in leafy greens. Yes, this is a kale solicitation. Also collards and broccoli greens and all that B. oleracea goodness.
ALSO, it doesn’t matter how much calcium you eat, no amount of supplements is going to matter if you’re sitting on your ass behind a desk or playing video games all day instead of telling your bones to use that calcium in the form of applying stress (weight-bearing exercise!). Since calcium is water soluble, you’ll pass what you don’t use in your urine. That’s why daily multivitamins are best taken in several doses, rather than a whole day’s worth in one go.
Alpine laburnum. My mum just sent me an email about a laburnum in our garden in Cambridgeshire, but referred to it as ‘laburnham’- presumably because of the preponderance of place-names ending in ‘-ham’ in our area. I now quite like the idea of a village called Laburnham.
Wow two dozen Golden Chain trees pruned into a flowering tunnel.
We are so close to a real, live, honest-to-goodness hoop house!
Persephone Farm, 2013