Category Archives: Gardening

Building a Permaculture Landscape – Episode 4

In this video series we take you through the process of setting up a complete permaculture landscape from scratch. In this episode we complete the paver bed, build the gazebo, lay sod and edging, complete the green wall planting bed … Continue reading

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Building a Permaculture Landscape – Episode 3

In this video series we take you through the process of setting up a complete permaculture landscape from scratch. In this episode we prepare the paver bed and start laying pavers, complete most of the irrigation system, set the posts … Continue reading

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Permaculture landscape project: Episode 2

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New Permaculture Landscape project

I have been asked to design and help build a permaculture landscape here in Phoenix. We’ve opted to create a video series on the project. The goal is to establish a back yard landscape that will eventually provide or give … Continue reading

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How to plant Bare Root Trees

We’ve been building up our orchard annually. We do this by planting inexpensive bare root fruit trees. In the following video I’ll show you how to do it!

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Winter Seed Catalogs

The winter seed catalogs have been arriving in the post for the past week. There’s always a little cognitive dissonance when we get them here as it just doesn’t feel like the deep dark middle of winter when it’s sunny … Continue reading

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Setting up a compost bin!

The City of Tempe (where I live) recently started recycling old trash bins into recycling bins. Since they were offering them free I took the opportunity to request one and use it to show you how we like to set … Continue reading

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Organically Controlling Pests with Diatomaceous Earth and Dish Soap

In this video I share our method of using Organic food-grade Diatomaceous Earth and dish soap to keep pests out of the garden!

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How to protect young trees from the sun

As the temperatures are starting to rise here in Phoenix and the days are getting longer it’s time to ensure that our newly planted trees are protected from the harsh summer sun. Believe it or not, one of the most … Continue reading

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Garden Update!

We started planing our spring garden towards the end of January finishing up in February. In addition to the additional two cubic yards of compost, trees, and irrigation improvements we planted a number of new vegetables (to us) and flowers. … Continue reading

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