2,000 Year Old Food Forest in Morocco

Have you ever considered a garden lasting 2,000 years? I know I haven’t. However, this Moroccan food forest has been producing food for the locals since the time of Christ! In the video below, Geoff Lawton talks about the time he first found this amazing place. Geoff was camping on the beach in Morocco and decided […]

Eating a plum instantly takes me back to my childhood. As a young boy, I loved eating this deliciously juicy, sweet, and sometimes tart fruit. Back then I thought a plum was a plum. To be honest, It was only a couple years ago when I realized that fruit came in different varieties. It was only recently […]

Raised Comfrey Bed Part 2 Hero Image

In part two of the Raised Comfrey Bed series, we finish up the bed construction. The primary focus of this episode was to sheet mulch over the soil. Click this link if you missed Raised Comfrey Bed | Part 1. So what is sheet mulching? Here’s a good definition from Wikipedia. In permaculture, sheet mulching is an […]

Building a raised comfrey bed

This weekend we started preparing a Raised Comfrey Bed to plant this spring. This bed has a couple purposes. 1: The comfrey leaves will be sold to midwives in East Texas to be used in their practice. 2: The comfrey roots will be harvested and sold as cuttings for propagation. If you’re not familiar with […]

What is comfrey and why should you grow it?

What is comfrey and why should every homestead and gardener grow it? In my opinion, comfrey is a miracle plant. It is easy to grow, lives for decades, makes some of the best plant-based fertilizer known to man, has been traditionally used to heal wounds and broken bones, mines hard to get minerals, creates heaps […]

East Texas Red Clay

How can you turn East Texas red clay into brown soil? Those of you who live or play around red clay know just how invasive it can become. You can step in it on Monday and track it all through your house on Friday. It doesn’t drain water and it is super hard and compact. […]

Experimental Mini Hand Dug Swale

September 18, 2014


Early this year I started building an experimental mini hand dug swale. Any East Texas gardener will tell you that you can’t make it through the summer without irrigation so I set out to put that statement to the test.

Here’s a video series on my experimental mini hand dug swale.

The video above shows the comfrey plants and root cuttings coming up after being in the ground for about two weeks. If you’re thinking to yourself, what is comfrey, click this link and learn all about comfrey and it’s amazing benefits.