In April a flash mob style permaculture group got together at my house to transform part of the front yard from grass to a growing area. With the guidance of David Homa of Post Carbon Designs, we layered leaves, seaweed, coffee grounds, cardboard, and compost to cover the grass, give the soil good nutrients, and help prevent weeds. The layers were covered in rich compost and wood chips.
|front yard before planting|
|early spring in the newly designed front yard|
|Blueberry bushes yielded some berries this year for us and for the birds too!|
|my two elderberry trees are about 3 years old and very healthy, yielding enough berries for a batch of syrup and feeding lots of bird as well|