It's been almost 10 years since we moved into our house in Emporia, Kansas. Here's what I posted about my goals for the garden on January 8, 2009 (links updated):
(Originally published on Blue Boat Home, 4/27/2009)
The most common question that Jessie and I got about our house during the winter was, "What exactly are you doing in the front yard?" They'd never seen anyone intentionally bury the yard in 6-12 inches of leaves before. Here's what we were doing, and why, and what worked and what didn't.
In 2016 I was the final president of the Emporia Gardeners of America before it disbanded and became the unincorporated group Gardeners of Emporia.
Here's an album of photos from tours and events during that time.
We toured Ecovillage at Ithaca on a drizzly day in May. They are a notable example of a Scandinavian-style cohousing community in the US.
View an album of photos from our visit.
I've been active in the Kansas Permaculture Institute since 2013. They do an annual farm tour which is always worth attending.
See an album of photos from KPI events I've attended.
Amber and Tim Lehrman had an inspiring suburban permaculture homestead on a corner lot in Lawrence.
See an album of photos from our visits to the Lehrmans'.