Gardening and Permaculture for Sustainable Living

The Outdoor Apothecary is passionate about gardening and permaculture.

If you’re new to gardening or just need a refresher, this is the best place to find advice on everything from how to plant seeds to what is propagation, to sustainable gardening practices. 

Growing plants for food and medicine can be one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and your family. Here you will find information on growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs along with sustainable gardening practices for a more self-sufficient lifestyle, closer to nature.

Permaculture gardening is a blueprint for sustainable practice in a garden, underpinned by a series of ethics and ideas. Rooted in a philosophy of harmony with nature, permaculture is all about making sure that what we do today does not have a negative impact on the world of tomorrow. Simply put, permaculture gardening is a holistic approach to gardening, and something we feel very strongly about. 

Basically, Permaculture uses organic gardening and farming practices but it goes beyond these practices and integrates the garden and home to create a lifestyle that impacts less on the environment. … Permaculture brings production of food closer to consumers and the consumer’s wastes back into the cycle.

pumpkin patch

Pumpkin Patch 101: Easy Step-by-Step Guide for Starting Your Own

Discover the secrets to starting your own pumpkin patch with our comprehensive step-by-step guide! From selecting the perfect location to nurturing thriving pumpkin vines, this article covers everything you need to know. Unleash your passion for fall culture and create a successful pumpkin patch that thrives.

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propagating elderberry

Propagating Elderberry in 10 Easy Steps

In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of propagating elderberry by cuttings, the tools you’ll need, the best times to take cuttings, and the step-by-step process for propagating elderberry by cuttings. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, propagating elderberry by cuttings is a simple and rewarding way to grow this wonderful plant.

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gardening as a therapy

The Best Guide to Planning a Raised Bed Garden

Planning a raised bed garden can be a fun and rewarding experience! With the right know-how, you can have the garden of your dreams in no time. Learn how to design, build, and maintain a beautiful and productive raised bed garden that will provide you with fresh, organic produce all summer long!

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fill a raised garden bed

3 Cheap and Easy Ways to fill a raised garden bed

Are you looking for a fast and affordable way to fill a raised garden bed and get started on your gardening journey? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll discuss the easiest and most cost-effective ways to fill a raised garden bed and get you growing in no time! 

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Author

  • Barbi Gardiner

    Situated in the heart of Northeastern Connecticut, Barbi Gardiner is a bioregional herbalist and a proud member of the Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck tribe. With a homestead recognized as a certified wildlife habitat by the Wildlife Federation and a native medicinal plant sanctuary by United Plant Savers, Barbi is a leading voice in permaculture and regenerative gardening. Passionate about seasonal living and ancestral wisdom, Barbi aims to reconnect people with the natural world and the ancient knowledge of their forebears. Through engaging articles and resources, Barbi is a beacon for sustainable living and earth-centered spirituality.

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