Best Practices

Best Practices

Best Practices

Our toolkit is always growing.

  • permaculture: a broad based approach to design which recognizes the wisdom in natural models of organization.  Most actions are implemented with thoughtful consideration of the energy inputs and outputs, and careful observation of results.  An approach to garden development which follows cues from nature, and seeks to be adaptive and resilient.
  • edible landscaping:  attractive and delicious plant options abound!  Integrating them into our landscapes makes sense on numerous levels: healthy food, picked at it’s ripest moment, for free, with no carbon footprint… all this while looking beautiful!
  • native plants:  often the best plants for native insect populations and other wildlife.  Also adapted 100% to our locality, and often requiring very little maintenance.
  • water wise gardens: retention of water where possible, and plants adapted to water availabilty.  Supplemental watering through micro-irrigation only for best water use efficiency.
  • healthy soil: best soil management practices include maximizing plant cover of the soil, ensuring adequate mulch, and enhancing/supporting microbial diversity with organic ammendment only when needed.