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We design and build self-sustaining ecosystems around people.  This is called permaculture, short for permanent agriculture.  Our mission is to transform people's impact on the environment from a negative one into a positive one.  We also operate The Green Door, Emporia's #1 curbside recycling company, and do home energy efficiency inspections!  All those projects might make you wonder, What's the big picture?

Let us help you turn your home, garden, farm, workplace, or vacant lot into a useful, beautiful, thriving ecosystem that takes care of itself and of you!

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notes on Oklahoma Native Plant Society Indoor Outing, Feb 3, 2017

Gardening with Oklahoma Native Plants: Steve Owens, Bustani Plant Farm

Soil preparation is not as important for native plants: they like the soil the way it is! Some even like to be stressed. Try growing them in cracks between landscape elements.

Wildflower meadow gardens are great for pollinator habitat, but study your site first. Consider microclimate and choose plants accordingly. Contrasting white flowers can help break up the uniformity of a meadow garden.

Why we're discontinuing selling our produce at market

[Revised 1/9/16 to add November and December income]

When people ask about our tenth of an acre, I frequently say, "We call it an urban farm, but it's more of a market garden." That's because for the last six years (2009-2015), we've brought essentially all of our produce to the farmers' market. What doesn't sell, we eat ourselves or preserve. We're going to try a different strategy in 2016, for a number of reasons, and I feel we owe our customers an explanation.

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