Leewood Garden: a fairy tale paradise.

Leewood, the place I am lucky to be at right now, is more than magic glamping. After Nick attended last November's Permaculture Course at High Heathercombe, she and Ryan decided to transform a relatively small patch of pasture into a land-regeneration food-production project. Using what they had at hand, they built up soil with the…

docking the burrs

Ah, thistles...  such beautiful plants.  Stubborn, humble and loud.  Their punk-like flowers come in all sizes, and remind me of that most coveted of lands... I came across burdock—specifically the "Greater Burdock", Arctium lappa—very soon after arriving in Europe, when I looked into my first european herbal in search of a natural hair tonic.  Unfortunately,…