Monthly Archives: May 2012

Attack of the Goldfish

For any site, a classic permaculture design footprint is the carpet sandwich pond. The technique uses sections of discarded carpet — nails removed — as protective padding to enclose either plastic or EPDM (inner tube material). The basics are: dig … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the Spring Orchard

Goofy weather! The winter that almost wasn’t, coaxed even the most native of plants — who we feel should genetically know better — into early bud break: both leaf and flower. Apples, for instance, blossomed 2 weeks earlier than their … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Wild Morels

Morels! I have a strange relationship with this delicious spring mushroom, referred to by local folks as “Butternuts”. Both Morels and Butternut Walnuts have a reticulated outer design: thus a similarity. And both are looked for on the ground, hidden … Continue reading

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