Food Forest

A food forest differs from vegetable gardens in that it is multi-layered, with upper canopy fruit and nut trees, understory edible shrubs, and perennial ground layers of herbs, vegetables and flowers.

Edible forest gardening combines plants that are mutually beneficial, creating a garden ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts, useful to both people and wildlife and largely self-maintaining.


HedgerowsA beautiful, functional, biologically diverse hedgerow. Hedgerows is an old English term that refers to narrow planting strips that grow along field borders, fence lines and waterways.

In the Northwest this ancient design method is being expanded to incorporate a diverse number of plant species with a wide variety of functions. [Read more…]

Sheet Composting

yard showing sheet mulching in progressDecompose your lawn naturally, organically by sheet mulching. Sheet composting is the technique of laying organic material on top of the soil allowing it to decompose naturally as it does on the forest floor, activating the soil with healthy microbial life.

Compost improves the soil structure allowing space between clay particles, suppresses weeds and aids in water retention. All of this means healthy, happy plants! [Read more…]