"Confronted with the vision of a beautiful garden, we see something beautiful about ourselves..."
In 1986 we created our first sustainable organic gardens. Years of gardening experiences are a pleasure to pass on. In our travels, we have created both Pacific Northwest and high-desert southwest gardens, resulting in a wide range of gardening experience. Working with the soil has always been an expression of values and ideals: truth, beauty and goodness. Truth - discovering predictable patterns and laws of the universe while observing and enjoying the cause and effects of our creative actions; Beauty - the art of using patterns in garden design, and working with living plants as a medium for creativity; and Goodness - sharing the bounty from our gardens with others.
It is through sharing that gardening becomes more than just a means of providing food, it becomes a model of what is possible within a community. Everyone who is growing healthy, nutritious, organic food is promoting a more sustainable way of living. Your garden endeavors might encourage others to garden, creating a local gardening community. With a collective surplus of food, a local farmers market could then be established providing an arena to discuss gardening experiences, and sell extra produce. Transform your soil, your soul, and the world around you - one seed at a time.
"The Acts of Today are the Destiny of Tomorrow...!"
Mossy Knoll Garden is on Bailer Hill Road on the Southwest side of San Juan Island, WA. We have a labyrinth vegetable garden, an herb garden, and a Zen garden with a waterfall pond/pergola/gift shop. We sell seasonal vegetables, culinary herbs, and cut flowers. Scroll down to read an article about us published by the online newspaper, "Friday Harbor Now" "Here we go again...!"
How to recognize garden pests and control them organically and sustainably! Where to get organic pesticides. How to attract bees to your garden.
Sunstone Press in Santa Fe, New Mexico recently published a book by Frank and Vicky Giannangelo - photographs and essays about their New Mexico adventures in sustainable organic gardening, personal growth, community, and sustainability - titled "GROWING WITH THE SEASONS".
It is available from the publisher Sunstone Press in Santa Fe, NM (505) 988-4418, or from Amazon Books, or it can be ordered from a bookstore near you!
Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson states in his book 'The Diversity of Life' that we have only identified about 10% of the species on our planet. Knowing so little about our world, why are we in such a hurry to alter it?
"Watch Frans Lanting's - A lyrical view of life on Earth In this stunning slideshow, celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity.
Watch this Great Documentary on the Importance of Biodynamic/Organic/Sustainable Gardening
This movie will encourage you, inspire you, and restore your faith in the possibilities of one person's ability to change the world, one step at a time...buy it, support them, spread the word. This is one of the most important movies of our time if we are to sustain life on this planet!