Urban Permaculture Archives - Modern Farmer

Our publisher, Frank Giustra, has been learning about urban permaculture from Laure Marie Neubert, certified permaculture designer and founder of Upfront & Beautiful Permaculture Design. Together, they have produced this video series to help others understand the benefits of this easy, sustainable approach to vegetable gardening.

Swales and Rain Gardens

In most places in North America, January is the perfect month to embark on a... (more)

Laura Marie Neubert
January 8, 2021
Moss as Mulch

Green tongue liverwort, broom, hook, frecklepelt, and sickle. Not potions and characters from a Harry... (more)

Laura Marie Neubert
December 4, 2020
Heat Sinks

It is rather extraordinary how a simple thing like hot stone can make the difference... (more)

Laura Marie Neubert
November 26, 2020
Herb Spirals

If I had huge aspirations but a small outdoor space, the one thing I would... (more)

Laura Marie Neubert
November 20, 2020
In Situ Worm Composting

I first learned about ‘in situ’ worm communities several years ago in fruit orchards. Farmers... (more)

Laura Marie Neubert
November 13, 2020
The beautiful dirt on soil

Once I fully understood that soil is an entire complex kingdom all of its own,... (more)

Laura Marie Neubert
November 6, 2020
Tiny Orchards & Potted Fruit Trees

It is truly AMAZING how much fruit diminutive (a.k.a. dwarf, tiny) trees can produce in... (more)

Laura Marie Neubert
October 30, 2020
No-Dig garden beds and containers

Whether you live in a suburban neighborhood and tend a backyard garden, or nurture soil-filled... (more)

Laura Marie Neubert
October 23, 2020
The Art of Urban Permaculture

In my ongoing quest to learn everything I can about gardening as part of our... (more)

Frank Giustra
October 15, 2020