Pink yarrow


Yarrow isn’t just a pretty flower. Learn how to grow it and about its medicinal, permaculture and companion planting benefits in this plant profile.

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Hyssop is an aromatic and edible, herbaceous perennial that belongs to the mint family. It’s used in perfume and has medicinal properties.

A photo of a variety of herbs interplanted in one bed

What is companion planting?

  • K. M. Wade 
  • 5 min read

Companion planting is a special type of polyculture where different species are interplanted for the benefit of all.

What is permaculture: Photos of a chicken in a mobile run, edible flowers, bees on a flowering edible plant and an insect hotel are combined in one image to symbolise how all those things can be combined to produce a productive and resilient agricultural system

What is permaculture?

  • K. M. Wade 
  • 3 min read

Permaculture is about productive and resilient systems inspired by natural ecosystems. The idea is to work with nature rather than trying to tame, control or subvert it.

Yellow flower from the sunflower family

What is a plant family?

  • K. M. Wade 
  • 3 min read

A plant family is a collection of closely related plants that share a set of common characteristics. Learn why they’re important in this short article