gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

There’s nothing like the first really hot day of spring to make one thankful for having installed a rainwater catchment system! I watered our garden generously today, and there’s still enough left for several weeks at least, even if it doesn’t rain. Since I happened to also give a presentation on the topic of home-scale …

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I am out of town, attending a week-long permaculture teacher training on Vancouver Island. My head is buzzing with ideas and inspiration and new information, and my understanding of permaculture in practice is deepening every day — not only through classes and conversations with new friends, but also by my daily environment here, which is …

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As my friends and family know, I have a soft spot for goats. It’s an instinctive thing. Just as I fell in love with spinning wool as soon as I watched someone do it, and knew immediately that I wanted it to be a part of my life somehow, similarly with goats there has always …

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