Category Archives: Site News

Resources updated

The Resources page has been updated with new links. It now includes info on gardening, medicinal and poisonous plats for livestock, and more. Also made a few tweaks here and there.

Hope things go well at the Michigan Permaculture Convergence this weekend. I’m committed to an annual buffalo roundup, but have some friends and family attending.

Home at Two Fish Farms

I’m in the process of relocating to Two Fish Farms to oversee the farm’s development as my primary focus.

Schoolhouse from east April 2012I initially visited the property last year around this time, when it was in foreclosure, the schoolhouse abandoned to mice and bats, the yard and gardens littered with trash, debris, and rusting motorized tools.  Continue reading


Inspecting a top bar hive at Steller Apiaries

Inspecting a top bar hive at Steller Apiaries

I’ve created a page on Beekeeping, (and fixed the broken links initially posted, oops) and I’m very much looking forward to starting multiple horizontal top bar hives in 2013.  And not just because I can’t wait to make my own mead…

The page includes some general information, helpful tips, and links to local sources for package bees, hive building plans, and Michigan beekeeping organizations, just in case anyone else gets a case of honeybee fever…

And I just added a couple more links on a new alternative hive design that is very interesting, the Sun Hive (German:  Weissenseifener Haengekorb), a rounded Biodynamic design that is like a Skep hive, but uses crescent-shaped comb guides.

Resources updated

I have added a few new links to the Resources page.

And I have a guest post up at twofishfarmer, focusing on the existing landscape plants on the property.

Great Lakes Permaculture emergent

Welcome to the (finally online) Great Lakes Permaculture Network site.

GLPN is a network of Permaculture practitioners throughout the Great Lakes Bioregion.

Initial information will focus on two projects in Michigan, a farm developmet project in northwest Michigan’s Bear Lake and an urban farm in Lansing.