Author Archives: Daisy Siskin

Chickens and Gardens: A Perfect Match?

Chickens can improve garden soil fertility

A love of gardening and a love of keeping chickens seems to go hand in hand these days. Why is this, given chickens’ predilection for scratching up freshly-tilled seed beds and noshing on tasty young seedlings?  It would seem a …

Permaculture: A Brief Intro

Hugelkultur is a permaculture method for water retention and improving soil fertility.

The concept of permaculture is a new one to most folks. Even if you’ve heard the term, you may be hazy on the particulars. I understand completely. That was me a year ago. While I’ve only just begun to feel …