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Prickly Pear cactus pads I gathered from an abandoned lot downtown. Each will become 7 or 8 feet tall and covered with bright red juicy fruit one day soon. They dry out for a week to kill fungi then we half-bury them in sand.


About Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith trained as an architect and is also a developer, entrepreneur, and orchardist. She designs greenhouses, outhouses, yurts, tipis, tent cities, campsites and homesteading products under the mantra "Lighten Up!" Her 'Cul-de-sac Commune' project is a new model for resource sharing in the city, the suburbs and beyond. Read her full bio
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