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Red Maple
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Use the powerful search to find specific plants, or browse the library of over 8500 plant profiles.

Find plants to fit your needs: filter by property - like edibile parts, hardiness zone, niche, soil type, height, and dozens more.

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Garden journal

Record your day-to-day progress in the garden. Write an entry and upload pictures. Track plantings, germination, experiments and observations. Keep it private or share with the community!

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The Yard
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Swap seeds with people around the world, and connect through our secure messaging system. Search by plants, products, or the map.

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Permaculture people you could know

A collaboration with Edible Acres and the community, highlighting interesting permaculture people you could (and should) know. It's a resourceful list of change-makers and thoughtful minds working to make the world a better/greener place.

Permaculture people you should know 🤝