The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Comfrey in permaculture

Lucy beside a large bush of comfreyMost farmers --- and I'm no exception --- get tunnel vision about producing the crops they're interested in.  But permaculture admonishes us to put in some species which have other uses beyond going in our bellies.  I don't spend too much time worrying about planting nectaries since the majority of our property is one huge nectary and our "lawn" is primarily flowering weeds.  On the other hand, I'm now starting to think seriously about dynamic accumulators.

Dynamic accumulators are plants which are good at mining nutrients out of the soil...

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Nice blog. Looks like you have a busy spring ahead of you. Look forward to reading and seeing photos.
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Thanks for dropping by, Peggy! It's nice to meet you.
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