May Day! What a beautiful morning wandering through nearby washes gathering seeds. I’ve never seen this much abundance. While gathering native seeds for propagation or other uses, I’ve been working on a new approach I’m learning from folks in the habitat restoration world, which is based on respect. Take very few seeds, not all from one plant, with a very light footprint. This is the ‘paperbag bush’ (Salazaria mexicana)…we have to wait until they dry out then they’ll be ready to release seeds. At that point we can gather…


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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