I spend a very interesting couple of hours this morning at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library which is located just off New Garden Road and Hobbs Road.
I enjoyed a lecture by Charlie Headington. He included slides showing the development of his yard in a downtown neighborhood into an "edible landscape". He talked about how worms are our friends because they can til the soil for us - saving many hours of labor . Permaculture gardening is low maintnance because less time is spent weeding, watering and fighting insects. After the presentation he answered some questions about such things as bugs, frogs, snakes and weeds in a man-made organic garden that imitates and inhances natural ecosystems. He decribed with pictures and words how to design a friendly low-maintenance edible landscape in a small space. And even how to build an inexpensive backyard pond. Look at www.earthmatters.info. for a photo of one of his backyard ponds and other interesting info.