Category Archives: Regenerative Gardening

Knoxville Permaculture Guild

Well, we have finally done it and took the big step towards non-profit status with the Knoxville Permaculture Guild. Chad and I started the guild in 2008 with the help of our friend Brad Wilson.  At the time, Chad hoped … 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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Pond Regenerated

About a month ago I shared our pond restoration experiment in Putting Things Back; Regenerating the Pond and Woods. Yesterday morning, Easter Sunday, we finished the project by closing/filling in the berm and opening (what we think to be) the … Continue reading

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Putting Things Back; Regenerating the Pond and Woods

When we purchased our home last year, we liked the land for a number of reasons.  Though only an acre, 2/3rds of the property was very flat.  The backyard received plenty of sun and was a blank slate meaning there … 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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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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