• Making Seedballs – a no-till technique

    The folks at Windward have been doing great work at living sustainably for many years now.  Part of that is not growing too fast.  Unfortunately for the rest of us, that means that they are not getting the word out on what they are doing as much as the could.  Their website is a treasure trove of information useful for Sustaining Universal Needs, so I thought I should feature some here. Making Seedballs an old method of no-till agriculture Andrew: What's a Seed ball? Seeds balls are Read more [...]
  • Boiling Springs, SC Swale Dig

    This is a swale/berm I dug out in two days. This swale/berm is on contour which means that the swale should fill up with water completely without water breaking free and traveling down the slope above ground. All of the water that is captured in the swale will percolate into the soil and should form a lens below ground. Also the berm will wick water up from the swale making it available to any vegetation growing on the berm. I'll probably do a blue berry guild, but I may also plant a tree or two Read more [...]