Catch up on the latest news from the IG blog

Intrepid Gardens 101: Start with local varieties
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This should be a no-brainer for sustainable gardening, but it is especially difficult for us temperate climate transplants to remember when we first take on vegetable gardening in the tropics. Ornamentals and spices... Read More

Does sustainable have to be dirty?
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I get some variation of this question, or find it lurking between the lines, every time I speak with someone just beginning to explore permaculture and sustainable lifestyle practices. You want us to go back... Read More

Skills for self-reliance in communities
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Last week I shared a very comprehensive list of recommended homesteading skills from Granny Miller on our resource page. This list got me thinking more deeply about the kinds of skills I have been... Read More

Designing a rainwater storage system
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You might have already read that it is monsoon season here and we have plenty of water flowing, but the dry weather always returns and with it severe drought in parts of the... Read More

Heavy rains demand more mulch
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I see it everywhere. Naked soil when now is the time to add more mulch. This is not a great situation in any climate, but especially not here in the tropics. The rains... Read More