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Sorry about the shaky video--I'm not the steadiest hand, and I was walking while recording.

We started our garden 7 years ago, while I was pregnant with my son. Some years we got very little done, but we always planted a few more fruit trees and made a few more garden beds, and it adds up! It may not be amazing, but it makes food and fun for us!

My son has a little message at the very end for everyone, too!


I posted this on my husband's channel. That's not my face in the icon, that's Aurora, a Norwegian musician. I should really make my own channel, ha!
 
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So green and lush and wet! You're making me miss the coast!
The ducks are hilarious.
I can tell you've put in a lot of thought and sweat over the last 7 years. You can be proud.
 
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Awesome food maze Nicole!
 
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Thanks for the tour, lots of stuff! I try to imagine what people look or sound like and I'm always so wrong. You've got a nice voice, it felt as if I was getting a tour from Mary Poppins haha

I wish I had something to show but we still have patches of snow lingering here and there.
 
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Beautiful and lush!  Thank you for sharing.
 
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Francis Mallet wrote:Thanks for the tour, lots of stuff! I try to imagine what people look or sound like and I'm always so wrong. You've got a nice voice, it felt as if I was getting a tour from Mary Poppins haha



That's awesome that I sound like Mary Poppins! I spent years as a preschool teacher and elementary school teacher, and still spend most of my day talking to kids, so I think it's totally cool that I sound like Mary Poppins. I probably need to be a British accent, though!

I always am surprised by how people sound, too. And how old they are. I can't guess ages or voices via text (or even gender sometimes!), and I'm glad I'm not the only one!


Chris Sturgeon wrote: So green and lush and wet! You're making me miss the coast!
The ducks are hilarious.
I can tell you've put in a lot of thought and sweat over the last 7 years. You can be proud.



Thank you! We have poured a lot of thought and energy into it. I made made at least three garden beds (including my biggest hugel) almost entirely with a baby strapped on me!

I ran across this meme here on permies, and I think it's totally sequesntial:



FIRST: Plant all the trees (quite a bit of work)
SECOND: Build all the food forests (even more work)
THEN: Do almost no work
AND: Eat all the food!

I think, 7 years later, I'm finally getting to the "do almost no work, eat all the food" stage!

Tyler Ludens wrote:Beautiful and lush!  Thank you for sharing.



Thank you! Our climate really helps keep it lush...sometimes a bit too lush, but I'll take that over the alternative! I actually timed this video after my husband mowed, because I knew in 3 days the grass would be back to being shin-high again, and it kind of hides all the garden beds I wanted to show!
 
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Nicole inspired me to do a little tour through my garden. Hoping for more garden tours!

 
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I love it, Hugo! Your herbs and fruit trees look so big and healthy!

And, I love your idea of having even more garden tours in this thread. It'd be so neat to see so many different permaculture gardens all around the world!
 
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Your garden looks great Nicole! I love the ducks following you. They’re so cute
 
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Nichole

Thank you. That was great fun and I'm sure you're making everybody jealous. Way to go! <g>

I see why you put up a sign post. Keep going and you'll need another one soon!


Cheers,
Rufus
 
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Sign making is so much fun! I'm so glad the PEP program got me motivated to learn how! (I've made a bunch now!), and wish I had more time to make more. I still want to make Hazelnut Hollow, Nettle Lane, and the stream the kids named "Fairy Boat Creek." Sambang Hill is named thus because when my son was 1.5, he couldn't say Salmonberry very easily, and said "Sambang" instead. It was too perfect to forget, and now it's immortalized in sign form!
 
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Thank you, Nicole, and thank you, Hugo, for posting the video of your gardens. So inspirational!
 
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Nicole and Hugo, your gardens are amazing!  Thank you so much for posting your videos. They will serve as great inspiration for me as I am slowly turning our yard into something productive.
 
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Nicole Annie and Michelle. Thank you for the compliment. It has helped me you said that. It’s one thing reading about people saying things on the internet about biodiversity and permaculture. Seeing the results is another.
Many things have failed in my garden. It’s very human to get fixated on the failures. But the nature of gardening is very addictive, to me at least. While learning of mistakes, the successes kept growing. And sometimes later stuff seeded and popped up elsewhere.
It gets less work overtime. While the soil heals and gets looser, plants i don’t want somewhere are pulled out easily and mulched at the spot. Building better soil once again.
 
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Thank you, both, for sharing the videos! It's so helpful to see what these established permaculture gardens look like, and it helps me with planning my designs as my own system matures!
Both of your gardens look like a little slice of paradise!
 
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Love it! It is so inspirational to see what others have done. And also, I too am jealous of how lush everything is looking...but at least we don't still have snow. Our last frost date was this past week (and it was frosty right up to it), so I'm just finally getting much of my annual garden planted.
If it wasn't raining right now, I'd go out and do a little video too. Hopefully tomorrow.

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Nice videos of the gardens folks!  It helps inspire me to keep planting and aim for diversity even when yields are low. Nice to involve the children by giving them their own plots Nicole.
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