Mini-Raised Beds: Reusing Plastic Pots

In Houston, vegetables grow best in raised beds. Here’s my method for making little raised beds from old plastic pots that fit into those bare spots in established landscaping.

Saving Water In The Garden: Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Permaculture and water conservation elements make this my best vegetable garden yet! This garden bed has everything but the kitchen sink…concrete blocks, raised bed, hugelkultur and ollas.

Saving Water In The Garden: Ollas

Looking for ways to use less water in the garden? Ollas are simple, inexpensive, irrigate efficiently at the plant’s roots, and save lots of water. Here’s how they work…

Yacouba Sawadogo: The Man Who Stopped The Desert

Yacouba Sawadogo used ancient and modern permaculture techniques and sheer guts to push back the desert and reclaim and reforest over 50 acres of previously barren land. So inspiring! Here’s his story…

DIY Greenhouse: Storage Tote Box

Greenhouses don’t have to be big, beautiful, complicated or permanent. Here’s how to use an old storage tote box or under-the-bed box as a mini greenhouse or cold frame.

Soil Restoration: Compost Pile Method

Each time I moved my compost pile, I noticed that the soil below the pile was improved. Now I move the compost piles around to restore the poorest soils in my yard.

Soil Restoration: Poop-Soup Method

The soil was dry, hard-packed and devoid of nutrients and organic content. Dog poo was the missing ingredient. Here’s how my dogs helped me transform my soil.

Recycled Orchestra

It’s not from or for a garden…but it is reclaimed and inspiring. Enjoy!

Reclaimed Garden Club: 1st Meeting

(Back Row) Kevin, Rita, Sarah, Dennis, Lucy, Rita’s Friend, Yuliana, Debbie, (Front Row) Lisa, Susan, (Behind The Camera) Sherry, owner of One Green Street Eleven gardeners attended the first Reclaimed Garden Club meeting earlier… Continue reading

“Reclaimed Garden Blossoming Into A Movement,” Says The Leader Newspaper

Charlotte Aguilar, Editor of The Leader heard about the Reclaimed Garden on Twitter. She came for a visit to see what the project was all about. Here’s her story. The Leader: “Reclaimed” Garden… Continue reading