Kim Watt moved with her young family to a one and a quarter-acre rocky hillside north of Nelson BC in 2016. Through various types of soil-building wizardry she is now the proud owner of a plant nursery and small farm.
Since its inception, Thimble Hill Nursery has focused on food forest crops, edible and useful perennials, and plants and trees that function well in a multi-storey system in the inland rainforest climate of the West Kootenays. Kim is a passionate food producer, educator, and orchardist. She knows about the relationships between plant roots and arbuscular mycorrhizae and can multi-graft fruit trees in directions that you never thought of.
In this wide-ranging chat, Robin Mercy talks to Kim about local food systems, sheet mulching, king stropharia mushrooms, ducks, and more.
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In this chat, Patrick and I discuss some of the finer points of tincturing and wildcrafting, and ways to cultivate a healthy relationship with your local bioregion.Read More