Soil and Water Testing

hand holding soil

Soil and water are two foundational elements of gardening, farming, homesteading, permaculture…and life on Earth. But soil and water are not homogenous materials. In fact, they’ve got myriad different qualities around the globe and even around one garden or homestead. When you’re starting out, it’s pretty easy to test your soil and water to get […]

Josh and Rachael – Bringing it Back Home

Josh Riley permaculture design course student

After watching lots of video online, Josh had the impression that permaculture was like “gardening on crack.” Then he took the Wild Abundance Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and learned that it’s all that and so much more.  In 2017, Josh and his wife, Rachael, came up to Asheville to participate in our PDC. Josh did […]

3 Tips for Avoiding a Debt Trap when Buying Land

Do you dream of owning your own land and creating an oasis of sustainability, beauty, and productivity? Most of us do who are interested in permaculture, gardening, natural building, and earthskills. Indeed, ownership can provide a sense of security and rootedness, so we can really dive into our dreams and visions. However, buying land is […]