Doug Elliot, a teacher at Firefly Gathering poses for a portrait in his garden at his rural homestead in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Doug is one of the most knowledgable naturalists in the country and is the author of several books ranging from plant identification to folk lore to children's stories.
Growing horseradish is possible in a wide range of climates because they are such tough, persistent plants. Horseradish roots are harvested from fall through winter, providing plenty of warmth to winter meals. This guide includes descriptions of the types
Lotus Cottage in West Virginia, USA has a rubble trench foundation with exterior straw bale walls plastered with lime outside and clay inside. All the timber was locally grown and lots of salvaged parts like windows were used in the building.