High Desert Permaculture and Natural Building

Apricots and tomatoes

We overwintered several of the Peacevine tomatoes growing in hydro tubs in the winter greenhouse. SUCCESS!   They made it without any supplemental heating, being 6 ft in the ground (walapini) kept the winter greenhouse from...

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99-year-old farmer still farming

I’m hoping to finally catch up on the gazillion things to do and start posting all the cool stuff we’ve been doing. But first an inspiring article and video about Milford “Pete” Nodlinski, the 99-year-old farmer in...

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Girl power: Joshua Tree rescue

It’s been CRAZY here in the Joshua Tree desert.  Farmers are clearing entire square miles of Joshua Tree forest for almonds and other fruit and nut trees.   They’re using the water in our aquifers without any well...

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