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chop & drop

chop & drop

Chop & drop is exactly as it sounds – cut branches and leaves off a plant and drop them on the ground to hold in moisture, and to create healthy habitats for those who aid in the decomposition process. Healthy soil is essential to growing healthy plants (read here first) and just like why chop…

we raise chickens

we raise chickens

Chickens have always been a huge part of our food forest adventures. We have great memories of hatching chicks, collecting eggs, and building coops. Unfortunately, we’ve also learned some tough life lessons about losing chickens to predators and getting rid of the aggressive roosters. Our chickens provide us with fresh eggs, they make compost at…

nitrogen fixing plants

nitrogen fixing plants

Growing nitrogen fixing plants in your garden is an easy and interesting way to improve and add nutrients to your soil. They simply take the nitrogen from the air and hold it in the plant. Once the plant is cut back, the roots and leaves decompose and release that nitrogen back into the soil. This…