You have to look closely. It's almost hidden, but there's a future monarch chomping away on the common milkweed at the Food Forest. If a monarch caterpillar has lots of different types of milkweed to choose from, common milkweed is not its favorite, but luckily, this specimen's not picky.
Not everything that's going on at the Food Forest is obvious. You have to spend some time there to see the little things. Steve McKindley Ward has noticed many of those little things--little miracles, really--and recorded them. This is probably the coolest. It's called bird's nest fungus; lots of them have come up in the... Continue Reading →
The comfrey at the Food Forest is growing like crazy, so bring a scissors and cut some leaves. It has been touted as the best plant to have in your garden, for numerous reasons. It's long been used for its curative powers, in easing aches and pains and healing bruises. It's easy to make... Continue Reading →