Research Results: Growing Elderberries in Ditches? Go Ahead and Plant!

Feel free to give a social shout out:

Feel free to give a social shout out:  We are conducting numerous experiments in tandem, the majority of which are how we can plant things in the toughest locations and still have them excel. We have found overall that it is actually kind of hard to mess up planting trees in the Southeast (ignoring cold … Read more…

Common Tree Deaths and What to Do If Your Tree Dies

Feel free to give a social shout out:

Feel free to give a social shout out:  Growing trees requires a certain kind of belief about the future. Primarily that the future will be more abundant and better than before we planted them. This unsurprisingly is why when our trees die it actually has an impact. A substantial poundage of nuts and fruits for years to … Read more…

Propagating Mulberries from Cuttings

Feel free to give a social shout out:

Feel free to give a social shout out:  Propagating mulberries seems to be one of the easier plants to get started with. This may come as no surprise to those who have mulberries and have seen them layer themselves on the ground all on their own. At least around here, basically if a mulberry touches … Read more…

There is no Spoon. Breaking all the Tree Planting Rules

Feel free to give a social shout out:

Feel free to give a social shout out:  Since I pretty much take and invert the common advice nowadays, I’ve decided to lump about a million and a half tests and growing techniques into a single area that completely defy common “wisdom” (read delusion). The waterfall of singular thinking nowadays is really breath taking, and with the … Read more…

100s of Apples Types. How to Select The Right Apple Tree

Feel free to give a social shout out:

Feel free to give a social shout out:The question “what variety of apple should I get” is a common question that we have gotten at the farmers market. With a multitude of varieties available it is really a very fair question. I can say I am certainly guilty of not taking into consideration of just … Read more…

Some Strategies for Planting Fruit Trees in Wet Soils

Feel free to give a social shout out:

Feel free to give a social shout out:We seem to love our fruit trees almost as much as we love our families. After all, planting fruit trees and bushes integrates nicely with our families lives by providing quality and nutritious food year after year. There are many grandmothers that swear by a certain tree’s great taste. … Read more…

Top 5 Fruit Trees Every Family In The South Needs

Feel free to give a social shout out:

Feel free to give a social shout out:Lets face a reality. Food in supermarkets, is awful and depending on where you live, it can absolutely horrendous. The food isn’t just kind of bad, but exceptionally bad. As we become more and more acquainted and reacquainted with good food, we see that the things that we believed … Read more…

Permanent Food Systems – An Introduction

Feel free to give a social shout out:

Feel free to give a social shout out:How we get our food is one of the most fundamental questions that humans have based their lives around. At various stages of the evolution of human societies, humans have relied upon vastly different food production systems. Why they began using one or another is dependent upon the … Read more…