Author Archives: Jeff

About Jeff

A 30-year Central Texas gardener, an instructor of gardening and urban farming in the Continuing Education program with Austin Community College, holder of a Permaculture Design Certificate and operator of Wild Plum Valley Farm, an attempt to turn an urban acre of land into a more self-sufficient homestead without breaking my back or the bank. And Jeff is forever grateful to his beautiful and loving wife Lori. Too many times, the word "I" is used when it couldn't have been done without her.

In defense of weeds.

I work at one of the country’s premier retail garden centers.  The founder has been promoting organic gardening practices for over 40 years, and his business reflects it.  We have an “Information Desk”, where staff help customers with questions from … Continue reading

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