Redesigning my yard using permaculture methods is time-consuming and backbreaking, but it makes me feel good that my little property is becoming friendlier to the earth. This year I made a soil swale - a water reservoir that is supposed to keep rain water in the ground.
When I acquired this property 12 years ago, I wanted to make a Japanese garden, but I postponed the project indefinitely. As I assumed that maintaining a Japanese garden in the dry climate of South Dakota would consume lots of water, I just could not bring myself to do it. When permaculture gardening was introduced to me a few years ago, however, I felt the calling. My progress is extremely slow, but in 10 years I envision to have a little oasis with lots of edible plants.
My computer graphic teacher, who has been producing charming illustrations in Paris.
My mentor. His encouragement always boosts my energy.
Jewish Pioneers of the Black Hills Gold Rush
My writing in my portfolio was polished by Ann Haber Stanton, the author of the above book.
Othmar F. Arnold
A radical thinker, whose aspirations are similar to mine.
My Past Photo Albums