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  • Instructions for making your own organic substrate!

      JOHN MUSSER’S CINDERBLOCK GARDENING SYSTEM IN SEVEN EASY STEPS   ITEMS THAT YOU WILL NEED:   1—Large Mixing Trough (one that is big enough to re-hydrate and mix in). 1—Shovel (a flat –…

  • The Great Aquaponics Food Safety Hoax – by John Musser

      The Truth About Aquaponics Food Safety   Just a few days ago one of our facebook friends wrote and said, “I want to start an Aquaponics system but by boyfriend thinks…

  • How to Start in Permaculture and Create Your Forest Garden

    If you are a gardener, no doubt you have heard of the wonderful world of permaculture! If you haven’t yet, you’re in for a real treat.   I’m very fascinated by the…

  • How to Grow Mushrooms – Shiitake Mushrooms Agroforestry Practice

      I have dreamed of growing mushrooms at the AESL  1/10th acre urban farm for many years and now that we are adding a forest garden, it’s time to start. I’m collecting all…

  • Fall clean up and preparation for your garden!

    No matter what the temperature is like in your homeland you should never completely stop gardening! Their are always small chores that need attention for clean-up and mostly for preparation for the next seed-time and harvest. “Fall clean up and preparation for your garden!” will inspire you with some other ideas along with other posts in this series.

  • You can Garden ALL year long!

    In agriculture and gardening, a cold frame is a transparent-roofed enclosure, built low to the ground, used to protect plants from adverse weather, primarily excessive cold or wet. The transparent top admits sunlight and prevents heat escape via convection that would otherwise occur, particularly at night.

  • How to Plant Garlic this Fall

        by John Musser   I love garlic, you must also or you would not be here! This is my little collection (below) of our garlic this summer with some of…

  • Introduction to Permaculture Design (2009)

    Permaculture Design This is my current field of study; I’m very fascinated with Permaculture.   We have recently hosted leaders at our Urban Micro farm who were amazed at this one thing:…