Life in the Garden: A Sonoma County Permaculture Garden

Working with natural systems and patterns, permaculture experts transform a forest-edge hillside into a cascade of outdoor living spaces.

Cherry tomatoes, previously unsuccessful here, now grow abundantly thanks to solar heat stored and radiated by the slate steps and nearby stone retaining wall. They grow together with creeping thyme 'Pink Ripple,' within 'slipper distance' from the kitchen door for fresh salad-picking.