Outdoor Living Archive

backyard gardening
Food security has never been more insecure. Here are five reasons to take charge of your own food security with an edible garden. *** We’re on the heels of harvest season and it’s a glorious thing if you’re a...
food garden leafy vegetables
If urban development is the undoing of nature’s brilliance, then permaculture how to of bring nature back to itself. Learn more about this sustainable practice. *** Earlier this year, I wrote an intro to native and invasive species. It’s...
family bike ride
Enjoying the summer doesn’t have to mean expensive trips and activities. Here are a few easy, inexpensive ways for your family to have some summer fun. *** Summer vacation is about half over and your kids may be getting...
flower garden colors close up
Reseeding flowers, vegetables and herbs surprise you every year in the garden. Here are some ways to keep things varied and interesting in your garden. *** Decades ago when I was first getting turned on to the plant world,...
Spanish flag
On Spain’s south coast, they take their patios seriously, and will usually have more than one. One will always be a high-walled, shaded patio. Here’s why. *** I have seen few private homes in my lifetime that have included...
Mediterranean style deck and backyard
In the dog days of summer, there’s no better lifestyle to emulate than the Mediterranean’s. Here are some ideas to bring that lifestyle to your yard. *** Few people in the world seem to enjoy the outdoor life as...
outdoor oven
Cooking outdoors has been done since the dawn of time. Food tastes great cooked in fire. If an outdoor oven speaks to you, here are some things to know. *** Outdoor ovens are something that excite me to my...