Welcome to my Garden!

My name is Delia Carroll and I have been tending this garden for over twenty years. I say tending, but I’m really here to help the plants and discover what naturally wants to live here. My garden feeds me on so many levels that taking care of it is a labor of love. There is so much going on in my little garden, it is kind of like a tempest in a teapot! More photos and descriptions of integrated systems will be coming later this year.

What is happening here? Aside from the obvious, never-ending supply of necessities (food, fiber and medicine) that it provides for me and my family, it’s a mini laboratory where I tune my understanding of permaculture design principals in practice every day; it’s where I exercise my body, mind and soul; and a place to discover the language we need to rekindle a respectful relationship between humans and the plant world!

There are many ways you can live with plants that regenerate and nurture the world. You can provide water and food for the insects, amphibians, reptiles, and birds that support vibrant plant communities. You can teach gardening to your friends. You can build a refuge for support in times of disaster. Personally I especially enjoy donating medicinal herbs to the MASHH clinic, and the Placemaker’s TeaHouse.

What is your Garden Story? Please share it with us here.