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Swales

From the get-go, our blank canvas was screaming for swales.  Even with just a preliminary study of permaculture, you realize what resources you have and how to take advantage of them.  We had a sunny, open space on a slope.   It was easy to see that heavy rains would wash down the slope, flooding… Read more »

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Starting seeds indoors

The winters may feel long for most people in zone 5, but to those of us 4 season gardeners, our winter is about two months long.  I take December and January off, with only my houseplants to half-heartedly care for.  Early February, onions and leeks are sprouting in my basement under lights, followed soon after… Read more »