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Official Polyculture Lawn Plans

Climate Justice and Environmentalism, Gardening By March 14, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments
Apparently this polyculture lawn is from a park in Missoula Montana. It looks pretty awesome, doesn't it? Hoping for a similar effect in mine! Image obtained here.

Apparently this polyculture lawn is from a park in Missoula Montana. It looks pretty awesome, doesn’t it? Hoping for a similar effect in mine! Image obtained here.

I discussed the concept of polyculture lawns earlier, but here are my actual plans for my lawn. Some of this stuff might not work out in the long run, but there’s only one real way to find out, so I’m giving it a try. To recap, my goals are increased carbon sequestration and improvement of biodiversity through cultivating a multi species lawn.

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Hort Student Cliques

Community, Gardening By February 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments
A pile of my textbooks for my horticulture program.

A pile of my textbooks for my horticulture program.

If all goes right, I’ll graduate from my horticulture program at the end of next semester! I’m super excited! Only 11 years, multiple major changes, and an ungodly amount of student loans later, I’m actually going to have a college degree. An associates degree, but hey, it’s something. Well, I’ll also have a few certificates too, so that justifies it, right? Ha ha.

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Plant profile – Golden Currant

Gardening, Plant Profiles By December 30, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Golden Currant (Ribes aureum) is a decidous, berry producing shrub in the Ribes (currant family) that is especially well suited to serve as an HOA friendly food producing shrub. With it’s fragrant, profuse, yellow and red blooms in the spring, pretty, lobed leaves, and vibrant red fall color, this shrub provides enough beauty to keep your square neighbors from raising an eyebrow if you grow this in even the most conservative suburban front yards, and also provides you with an abundance of delicious, sweet berries that you can’t readily find in a grocery store.

Golden currant is a great permaculture plant that will work for even the most conservative, suburban front yards!

Good look at the berries and fall color of the Golden Currant. Image obtained here.

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Plant Profile – Boulder Raspberry

Gardening, Plant Profiles By November 9, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments
Boulder Raspberry bush. Image obtained at Landscapeimagery.com

Boulder Raspberry bush. Image obtained at Landscapeimagery.com

I’m learning so much in my horticulture program, more than I could ever share on this blog, but I can share a bit. One thing I can share is info on cool plants I’m learning about! With that in mind, I’d like to start a regular series of plant profiles on this blog. Today we’ll be learning about the Boulder Raspberry.

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This years lessons, plans, and things to think about

DIY, Family Life, Food Producing Animals, Gardening By October 12, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

We had some major successes and major failures this year, and since I didn’t chronicle them in real time (I guess that counts as one of our failures) I’m going to list them all here. We also have some very specific plans coming up for the winter and next year you can expect to hear more about. Finally, there are some general ideas we’re tossing around that we still need to settle on and decide a timeline for.

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