One of the main precepts in Permaculture Design is using what you have on site as much as possible.

I take great joy in finding objects and repurposing them in the garden.

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Add an herb garden right outside your kitchen door or window.

Crafts fair find! Montrose, Ca

This birdhouse is my favorite! I found it at a thrift store in Pasadena for $7. It's beautifully designed. It's simplicity is hard to capture in a photograph.

Cherish each leaf that falls on your garden. Don't pay for someone to blow them away! Rake them into planter beds to feed your soil and keep surface roots cool and protected from the sun.

I followed a sale sign down a side street in Montrose, CA and found the sweetest sale of handmade birdhouses and planters. The gentleman artist there humbly selling his creations.

Bird Cage Composter
Bird Cage Composter

This old bird cage I found is perfect for composting. I throw in my kitchen scraps and cover each time with lots of brown leaves. After about 4 months I lift up the cage and set it down somewhere else in the garden and what comes out is beautiful black compost ready to spread around the garden.

Veggie Bins
Veggie Bins

We all have extra plastic bids hanging around. This summer season I wanted to plant veggies and decided to experiment with planting in these bins. The experiment was amazing! I even was able to grow watermelon which are thirsty suckers!

Veggie Bins
Veggie Bins

We all have extra plastic bids hanging around. This summer season I wanted to plant veggies and decided to experiment with planting in these bins. The experiment was amazing! I even was able to grow watermelon which are thirsty suckers!

Toy box turned planter