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The Purpose-Driven Yard
A storm-devastated parcel of land, landslide of boulders all over the place, what is there to do? Rather than leave it asunder and give up in hopelessness, I decided to go against the odds and labored months to convert the lot behind the old house into something more productive--a self-sustaining vegetable yard. The difficult part there was, how to dig up the soil from underneath the rubble of rocks that cascaded down the mountains along with the floods. This is the journey.
The Tao that can be spoken may not be the Tao, but the Zen that can be seen is definitely “on trend”. YardShare members Tracy and Wendy Evans show us how it’s done with their lovely landscape in Hurricane, Utah.
Landscapes are usually most stunning during those times of the year when you can actually see the ground. But there is an eerie beauty to a yard covered in freshly fallen snow as well.
YardShare member Masman35 in Sioux City is looking for some ideas to boost the appeal of a very plain yard. This homeowner doesn’t like the rocks or the existing bushes...
Ed Bruske, Master Gardener and president of D.C. Urban Gardeners, offers tips on the best locations for your vegetable garden.