Category Archives: Gardening

An Edible Forest; Four and Half Years Later

Way back in November of 2008, the Knoxville Permaculture Guild held a work party at a guild member’s home in west Knoxville where we planted an edible forest.  Some of the bushes and trees seemed so little an fragile, and … Continue reading

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Little Farm in the Ghetto

When people visit my gardens, I feel a sense of joy when I hear, “This inspires me.  I want to to do this!”  Each time I visit fellow gardener and friend, Antoinette Juhl, on her Little Farm in the Ghetto, … Continue reading

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The Pea Perspective

Picking peas taught me a valuable lesson; usually a fresh perspective will result in finding a pea.  Often, I stand at the bush searching this way and that for peas to no avail, but then I walk to the other … Continue reading

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Eat Play Live (Knoxville): Grass to Garden

On 10 March 2012 was Eat Play Live (Knoxville); an educational forum designed to help “people become directly involved in local food sources and active outdoor spaces in support of their own healthy living” by focusing on teaching participants about … Continue reading

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Occupy Your Food Supply by Supporting H.R. 3553, H.R. 3554. and H.R. 3555

Today, February 27, 2012, is a day of global action to Occupy Your Food Supply.  If you are wondering why this call for action has errupted, Willie Nelson and Anna Lappe recently published in Huff Post Food: Why We Must … Continue reading

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Vegetable Seeds & Varities Owned by Monsanto

If you follow me, you know that I wrote a piece entitled Heirloom vs. Hybrid and GMO…What’s the difference? And why should I care? which includes a list of seed companies owned by Monsanto that you may want to avoid if … Continue reading

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TEDxKnoxville – Chad Hellwinckel – The Importance of Local Food Systems

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