Pruning Raspberries

Raspberries can be their own worst enemy, especially when left un-pruned. When raspberries are left to grow wild and haphazard, the canes get very overcrowded. These thick masses, left in moist, shady conditions become susceptible to myriad of fungal diseases. A thick … Continue reading

Small Scale Garden Swale

A ‘swale’, or ditch, is a shallow depression in the ground, designed to collect or redirect water. Swales, in permaculture, are used to mimic the water-collecting and water-holding abilities of a thick forest mulch. Swales have been used for centuries … Continue reading