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.

bare root fruit trees
DIY Skills
Barbi Gardiner

Bare Root Fruit Trees – The Cheap Way to Grow Your Own Fruit

Bare root fruit trees are cheaper than container-grown trees, easier to plant and the first-year survival rate is much higher. In this article, we explain what bare root trees are, how to plant them, and how to care for them after planting.

mason jar
DIY Skills
Barbi Gardiner

Easy DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

Growing your own herbs is a great way to save money and have access to fresh, organic produce year-round. This craft uses common household items and can be done in as little as one day!

cold frame
DIY Skills
Barbi Gardiner

20 Hardiest Cold Weather Crops to Grow in Fall and Winter

This ultimate guide to cold weather crops for fall and winter gardening in Connecticut discusses the vegetables and fruits that you can grow there in the winters and discusses ways to extend the growing season.

permaculture gardening
Connect with Nature
Barbi Gardiner

Permaculture Gardening: for Amazing Results

Growing your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs utilizing the principles of permaculture gardening is a great way to live closer to nature.

If you are a gardener looking to live more sustainably, then permaculture will be for you. Simply put, it is a way to live sustainably by working with nature to grow your own food.

medicinal herbs for tea
gardening
Barbi Gardiner

Medicinal Herbs for Tea: Tips for Growing Your Own Amazing Garden

Growing a medicinal herb garden can be fun, easy, and extremely rewarding. Medicinal herbs for tea can have a positive impact on your health and longevity, too. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how to grow an herbal tea garden that will be the centerpiece of your yard and garden.

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