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Black Chokeberries (Aronia melanocarpa)

Black chokeberries, or Aronia, are amazing native woodland fruits that are one of the highest measured for polyphenols, anthocyanin, proanthocyanidin, vitamin C, and flavonoids.  These nutrients reduce cholesterol,  control hypertension, lower inflammation, help liver functionmister spote anticancer.  They are easy … Continue reading

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Enhanced Foraging Food Forest

Food Forest is a flexible concept. It can mean you start from bare land and plant only layers of edible plants that you prefer. It can be a glorious hodgepodge of plants from all over the world and it can … Continue reading

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Wabi Sabi Greenhouse

Today I started dry stacking the last concrete blocks for a 6 foot square raised bed.  I finished row one and checked it for size.  I have enough block for a second row, but not the third row I want. … Continue reading

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New Raised Bed

Finished the concrete block storage/dry stack skirting on the west side of my trailerstead. I had a few blocks left and built a smaller raised bed.  I notice a bit of ache in my shoulders and arms! I built the … Continue reading

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Can the UK Feed itself?

I just took a quick look at the UK and saw that corporations are importing 40 percent of your food. Underneath the hype is that corporations buy from slave labor countries instead of local producers. They kept the bulk of … Continue reading

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Pecan Tree Guilds for Texas

Before I had a Food Forest, I had a pecan tree guild in Texas.  In my large suburban yard in Texas I didn’t have room for a forest and  I had a demanding job that limited my time. Most of … Continue reading

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Create a Food Forest Basics – Water

Water is a critical component of gardening in the dry Western USA. It was why I chose my mountain forest, it gets a small amount of rainfall every month. To see your natural rainfall patterns, search online for rainfall charts … Continue reading

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