Garden Tips

Compost, Soil Enrichment, and Garden Infrastructure

As winter winds down and the days grow longer, I am back out in the garden beds getting ready for the growing season. This year I am experimenting with compost. Specifically in place composting, popularly called “Lasagna Gardening”. In the past I have maintained separate compost bins at Mezzacello. This is convenient, but has a …

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An Aquatic Ecosystem – or – Practical Water Management

Water is one of the holy trinity of resources in an urban ecosystem, alongside biomass, and flora and fauna. Rick and I have wanted to add a pond to the grounds at Mezzacello for a few years now. We’ve experimented on a few iterations, and spent a lot of time and energy studying the best, …

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