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Ann Cantelow's Home
Ann Cantelow's Home
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2912 6th St, Boulder, Colorado, US
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Cold Temperate

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Ann Cantelow's Home

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Urban, Residential

Project Summary

Residential food forest attempt

Project Description

This garden is maintained by me on 0.07 hectare (0.18 acre) minus house footprint.  It started out decades ago as mostly lawn, that has been evolving slowly to something (anything!) else since I started working on it. 

In 2012, I discovered the concepts of permaculture online while looking to find ways to improve my soil.  I have subsequently ramped up efforts with new boldness.  The desirability of going all-out with improvements is the biggest lesson I get at this point from the permaculture movement.

This will always be a rather messy garden.  I want it to be zone 1 but with elements that touch upon zone 5.


Leaf Mulch Adventures, and Other Updates

I have been collecting many bags of leaves from the neighbors.

Posted over 9 years ago (1 comments)

Chaos before Order

This new food forest is like a software project.

Posted about 11 years ago (3 comments)

Vast Spaces

The more I study permaculture, the vaster my garden seems. Also, mention of a new mini-swale

Posted over 11 years ago (5 comments)

Things I Balk At

As a beginner, I have some strange hesitations in planning my garden.

Posted over 11 years ago (4 comments)

First Year, 2012

This garden is at its bare beginning. Nothing much to see yet. There have been explorations of a few techniques over the year, and I discuss that herein, but the real work will start next year, with new learning I have gained.

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)
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