(a work in progress…) For when I die (or am otherwise separated from the forest garden at 425 White Oak Rd.), here are some tasks for the near-to-mid-term (next decade or two, and indefinitely) which should be done to keep the garden’s succession...
Working on house and site designs, trying to find a compromise between several limiting factors (budget being the largest, ha). Don’t want to be TOO close to any of the following: the road, the power lines which bisect the entire (long/narrow) site,...
Next Sunday, 8/16 at 9am is the next monthly scheduled tour of my forest garden in Lawton. Come and see everything struggling to survive in the summer drought; leaves and grasses turning yellow or brown, and hundreds of patches of bare soil where the...
Scenes of my 3-acre, 5 year old edible forest garden in zone 5b, Lawton, MI, USA. Apologies for the quality—this was my first time filming with an old iPhone and editing w/ iMovie, and it rendered everything in a strange way (in addition to clipping...
I’ve planned the garden so that we should have a surplus of some things (once the plants/trees reach maturity and provided the weather cooperates that year). It feels awesome to connect with friends, family and neighbors over food, and sharing the...
NOTE: Originally published here. I’ve recently acquired another acre of land next to my garden, which includes a 2-story house which I’d intended to renovate and live in, but which turned out to be too water-damaged to save—meaning we have...
My friend Bryan interviewed me about my forest garden for the Great Lakes Permaculture Portal in May of 2014. I thought of copying-and-pasting the text in here (especially since he edited and omitted some things I wrote), but for now I’ll just link...
The gardens have been loving all this rain, some of the plants are really kicking ass. I’ve been eating a lot of Nanking cherries as I walk around checking, chopping and mulching; in a few years we should have enough production to let people do...