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Trying to garden in a dry region? Think it can’t be done? Geoff Lawton will beg to differ. Using permaculture methods he and his team created a green oasis in the middle of a Jordan desert. Adapt some of these permaculture methods for use in your small garden! More

Using Permaculture Methods to Create a Backyard Oasis

A new USDA microloan program is designed to benefit small farms and small businesses. Read more @ http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/beginning-farmer-loans-zmgz13jjzsto.aspx?newsletter=1_content=05.22.13+SLCS_campaign=2013+SLCS_source=iPost_medium=email#axzz2U2d9yba9

Beginning Farmer Loans: New Microloan Program for Small Farms - Homesteading and Livestock

Beginning Farmer Loans: New Microloan Program for Small Farms - Homesteading and…

Raised bed vegetable gardening

Raised gardening beds keep vegetables away from contaminated soil, can deter some pests, and are easier on backs and knees—here’s some information about how to make one.

Desert Food Forest and Organic Commercial Production in Three Years - Update on Wadi Rum Consultancy

(Trade/Academic)Desert Food Forest and Organic Commercial Production in Three Years - Update on Wadi Rum Consultancy

Swales are an amazing permaculture implementation - It's a designing system that work harder than you do. Pair it with a hugelkultur bed and you've got a winning system.

Swales Are Just Swell for the Homestead

Swales are an amazing permaculture implementation - It's a designing system that works harder than you do. Pair it with a hugelkultur bed and you've got a winning system.

Permaculture 101: Forest Gardens

Permaculture 101: What is a Forest Garden?

Forest gardens are the best, most hands off way to grow your own food. Learn about guilds and food forests in Permaculture What is a Forest Garden?

Temperate Climate Permaculture: Permaculture Projects: Coppicing and pollarding of hardwoods for firewood, basketry and fence making.

Temperate Climate Permaculture: Permaculture Projects: Coppicing and pollarding of hardwoods for firewood, basketry and fence making.

Mulch is any type of material that layered on the surface of the soil. Mulching your garden beds not only helps suppress weeds, it also prevents soil erosion and moderates soil-temperature fluctuations.

5 Ways Organic Mulch Helps Your Vegetable Garden

Mulch is any type of material that layered on the surface of the soil. Mulching your garden beds not only helps suppress weeds, it also prevents soil erosion and moderates soil-temperature fluctuations.

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