Plant Guilds (ways to combine plant[ings] that maximize growth and soil health) Infographic. BONUS: guilds do well under trees.

Permaculture plant guilds combine three or more plants to mirror an ecosystem — producing food, building soil health, and providing food for pollinators. To learn more permaculture principles, check out out Tierra: Online course.

Just when you thought you knew everything about growing a great garden, we unearth permaculture. The term has been around since the 1970s but what is it? This article will explain what permaculture is as well as to incorporate it's principles into your own garden.

Are You A Great Gardener?

permaculture companion planting

4 Beginner Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

Companion Planting Chart : find your crop in the left column then look to find good companions and bad companions. (Link is bad, but chart is readable)

Finally, a permaculture article that doesn't read like a religion. These 9 permaculture principles are based on the concept of mimicking Nature. Suggestions and examples are given, so you can implement them in your own garden or farm. Just the science; no politics.

Permaculture Principles for Practical Gardeners and Farmers -

These 9 permaculture principles are based on the concept of mimicking Nature. Suggestions and examples are given, so you can implement them in your own garden or farm. Finally, a permaculture article that doesn't read like a religion.

Mulch Much? | The Benefits of Gardening with Mulch | Fix.com

The Benefits of Gardening with Mulch

Mulching keeps your soil cool and moist, and can have a direct influence on yield. Have you paid attention to your mulching decisions? I will have to look into this mulching thing.

water harvest - Where to build Water retention landscapes? Reading the landscape...  DECENTRALISED NATURAL WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

DECENTRALISED NATURAL WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Permaculture water harvest design - Where to build Water retention landscapes? Geoff and Nadia Lawon and Bill Mollison

gardening with chickens poster

8 Ways to Use Chickens in the Garden

Gardening with chickens provides ample benefits to both you and them! This post highlights 8 practical ways to use chickens in the garden.

We discovered a fantastic introduction to the benefits of Permaculture. It was written by Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine, and is full of great ideas to keep your garden thriving, including tips to make a garden on your roof, walls or a balcony if you don't have any other space available. You'll also discover the wonders of the "animal tractor" and "chicken greenhouse", designed to make your garden more efficient and self-sufficient!

Great article on the benefits of Permaculture written by Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine. Some great ideas to keep your garden thriving, including tips to make a garden on your roof, walls or a balcony

Some great permaculture posters linked to in this post - including zebras in zone 5. How cool...

What a great illustration of how zones work in a permaculture system. Some great permaculture posters linked to in this post - including zebras in zone How cool.

New to permaculture? Here is a super easy and straightforward way of preparing the ground for a permaculture garden.

Preparing The Ground For A Permaculture Garden

"New to permaculture? Here is a super easy and straightforward way of preparing the ground for a permaculture garden." Another great article that addresses some of my concerns about the future farm!

How to plant using the MOON as a guide!

Planting with Moon Cycles

How to plant using the MOON as a guide! My Granny used this method all the time. She always had a beautiful garden!

Trellis ideas for vertical gardening

Gorgeous Vertical Gardening Beds

These great tips of how to save gardening space by growing vertically up allows you use less ground space while growing vining plants or vegetables

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