Don Titmus on What Is Permaculture

Permaculture is a way of thinking as well as a system of organizing intelligent ecological and ethical design. It does not focus on the elements of sustainability in themselves (for example the details of organic living, eco-building, appropriate technology, community building, green finance, or rainwater harvesting), but on the beneficial relationships between these elements. It goes further, focusing on how they are put together to make them as energy efficient and sustaining as possible, for people, the planet and our ecosystem.

Empty tree hole with dirt mound surrounding it

Fruit Trees: New Challenges Require Better Preparations

The Fruit Tree Program’s Updated Planting Recommendations.
Here at The Urban Farm Nursery, are very aware that the conditions our trees face these days are hotter, drier, and harsher. We’ve experienced losses and struggles too and know the heartbreak of having to remove a tree that did not thrive. We are also hearing from our customers who share their concerns, asking us to help out to save their trees. We care too much to not do something about it and help our customers take the steps towards fruit tree success.

632: Growing Fruit in Small Spaces

Don’t Let Yard Size Determine Your Harvests. – Are your fruit trees an experiment or an investment? Christy Wilhelmi talks about the steps needed to ensure that the fruit trees you plant in your yard are an investment that bears fruit. She covers every stage of the process, including planning your…

612: Pathways to Healthy Soil

A Garden Chat with Emily Rockey. – Emily joins us for an illuminating discussion on soil – the living, breathing foundation of every garden.  Emily takes us down to the roots and peels back the layers to discover what makes up this fascinating, hidden ecosystem.  Nature already knows how to make the best soil, and Emily discusses…

Farmer Greg under a tree

611: Caring for orchards with holistic biodynamic Tree Paste

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice in short, bite-size episodes:  Greg is excited to speak with Andrew Faust about biodynamic tree paste, a concept Greg learned about years prior, yet it is not widely discussed. Andrew is an expert on biodynamics and he educates us on this…

Farmer Greg under a tree

609: Growing Cover Crops for Multiple Benefits

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice in short, bite-size episodes –  Marlene Simon from Flower Power Garden Hour Podcast returns to reveal the many ways that cover crops can be used in the garden to add nitrogen, shade, moisture, and more. Marlene explains the process of…