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In an upscale North Atlanta neighborhood, Elizabeth Warland, a former tech startup professional, is on a years-long mission to rewild her property, create habitat and grow food and medicine for her family.

How a Former Tech Startup Pro Used Permaculture to Transform Her Property

Nov 16, 2021

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Whether you want to grow crops for winter or get ready to hit the ground running next spring, fall is the perfect time to start planning your garden. But no two sites are the same! Below, I’ll walk you through 5 different methods for growing a vegetable garden at home.

5 Methods for Growing a Vegetable Garden at Home

Nov 1, 2021

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The conversation surrounding the best use of city-owned sites has shifted in recent years. Communities are pushing for more greenspace, gardens and other nature-based spaces that prioritize quality of life and wellbeing over financially-driven development.

What It Takes to Build Productive Urban Landscapes

Sep 28, 2021

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Out-of-control runoff kept this Decatur family’s home in constant danger of damaging water. By installing rain gardens and implementing wise water management techniques, we used the tenets of permaculture and regenerative landscaping to protect their property.

Before and After: How We Used Rain Gardens and Wise Water Management to Rescue a Decatur Home

Sep 13, 2021

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Even tiny spaces, if intentionally designed, can grow food, manage water, and have room to gather. Here’s what we did to transition a compact backyard into a productive urban garden.  BEFORE: This mostly sunny tiny backyard receives lots of water from the house and the neighbors, and was originally planted with unused lawn and lots […]

A compact, yet productive urban garden

Mar 15, 2021