… resting… to become

“In dwelling, live close to the ground.” ~ Lao Tzu


Locally-grown natives, bare root and seed – all successfully grown at The Refuge for 20 years. Specializing in fruit shrubs, along with native flowers and grasses.

Garden & Landscape

Consult, Evaluation & Design

Using principles and practices of permaculture I visit your garden, discussing your dreams and concerns, and offering recommendations, resources and written reports for you to use as you grow along with your landscape.


Join me as a student in one of the Permaculture Classes, or as a visitor on a tour of gardens and methods ( like rain water capture and distribution), or as a volunteer to help “grow” The Refuge and keep it a place folks can enjoy and learn from.

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Notes on Living in the Landscape

  • The Best Obsession

    Right now, there is a stuffed squash and some beets warming in the oven (stuffed with wild rice, herbs, pintos and wild game, covered in tomato sauce and mozzarella) . And I am cozy on the couch in front of the woodstove with the absolute best seed catalog on the planet. I don’t often “highly” […]

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  • Who Patrols Your Garden?

    This video link is so cool. This is exactly what my ducks do (besides providing the best eggs on the planet!) from April to late October. I will have a few established duck pairs available this spring. No, I do not butcher my ducks. Their relatively contented little lives (the males do play a bit […]

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