Regenerative Gardening Conference
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About Integrative Gardening
Integrative Gardening supports using gardening techniques from many practices. Our goal is to provide you with the best tools for organic gardening, regenerative agriculture, backyard gardening, and permaculture.
Regenerative Garden Design
Regenerative agriculture is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food and farming systems. It focuses on topsoil regeneration, increasing biodiversity, improving the water cycle, enhancing ecosystem services, supporting biosequestration, increasing resilience to climate change, and strengthening the health and vitality of farm soil.
Organic horticulture is the science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants by following the essential principles of organic agriculture in soil building and conservation, pest management, and heirloom variety preservation.
Permaculture is, amongst others, an approach to land management that adopts arrangements observed in flourishing natural ecosystems. It includes a set of design principles derived using whole systems thinking. It uses these principles in fields such as regenerative agriculture, rewilding, and community resilience. Permaculture originally came from "permanent agriculture", but was later adjusted to mean "permanent culture", incorporating social aspects as inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka's natural farming. The term was coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978, who formulated the concept in opposition to Western industrialized methods and in congruence with Indigenous or traditional knowledge.
Vego Garden Beds
Vego Garden metal garden beds are simply the best you can buy. Their combination of metals make these beds super resistant to rust and degradation. They have so many colors and configuration choices that it will be easy to find something that fits your garden space. You can support my channel by using the affiliate link below.
Bootstrap farmer has so many things that we love to use in the garden! Seeding trays, square containers, flood trays, greenhouse materials, microgreen trays etc. etc. If you follow the link below you'll be helping the efforts of Integrative Gardening as we'll get a small commission for referring you.
Maxsisun Grow Lights
Maxsisun is now my favorite lighting for growing. I use the MF1000, but also recommend the MF 2000. These are excellent quality lights and I like the aluminum hood that makes lighting easier on your eyes and you have the ability to direct the lighting where you want it to shine. Follow the link below to see the MF1000.
Spider Farmer has some nice lightweight LED lights for indoor gardening. They have a small vertical footprint and so are good for shelves where vertical space is limited. You received a 3% discount if you purchase through my links.
Womanswork Digger Gloves
I can't stop raving about these gloves. Womanwork carries many styles of gloves including men's gloves. They have a style called "Digger" that I really like. They were made for gardeners like me who like to dig with their hands in the soil to plant things and not have to go get my hori hori for everything. So far they have really been outlasting any other garden gloves that I've owned! You can purchase them on the Womanwork website or at some other retail locations. I ordered 2 pair directly from their website and got free shipping.
Simply the best seed starting and indoor gardening lights and grow tents. If you follow the link below you'll receive a 5% discount and will be supporting our YouTube channel.
The hori hori has become my most used tool in the garden. A hori hori is a japanese digging tool, also called a soil knife. It has replaced my trowel and weeding tool. I find it handy to just carry one tool around with me most of the time. You can also do a bit of sawing with it from time to time in a pinch. The brand I use is the Zenport but there are quite a few other brands that are also nice. I like the Zenport because the plastic handle has been lasting for years even when it got lost in the compost pile and because the edges are not very sharp so it is more like a trowel.
You can use a 3:4:5 triangle to create a perfectly square garden bed.