Well when I am back stateside i don’t garden so much, more of a forester. This article is the main thing I have been up to and planning next steps for in Northern Kentucky. Its a 40 acre forest garden, but native broad acre forestry-style. My paw paw patches are so thick i am cutting some down to declutter the canopy as they are spreading through rhizomes. More fruit for the raccoons and us!
After 16 years you notice the change. Yes 16 plus years of on and off management of the forest at my families land, better known inside our circle as the lake, and outwardly as Treasure Lake. My family has owned the property since late 1983 and lies just outside the major metropolis ti-state area of […]
The end of 2016 brought to me an opportunity to lead ten students on a ten day journey of earthworks and food forests. It progressed the students knowledge and skills immensely as well the host site Suryalila Retreat Centre goals. In the end we shaped, mounded, planted, learned, laughed, discussed, debated, and created. More water […]
Today marks the day where the sun goes northward in the sky and its angle gets higher in the sky; the light of father sun is born! To honor this day we planted trees, about 70 of them with a dedicated crew. A crew from three continents converged into one spot for a nice afternoon […]
One of the most striking things I took from Brad Lancaster’s book and workshop, was a quote from Mr. Phiri, the Zimbabwean land regenerator he sites in his intro. My Phiri said, “You got to plant the water before you plants the trees.” This makes so much sense especially when you look at the principles […]