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angela birrittella

Angela Birrittella

Instructional Designer

About Me

Angela Birrittella is a writer and self-taught nature lover living in Wisconsin. She grew up in a midwestern apple orchard and fell in love with plants at a young age. An instructional designer by trade, she converted her quarter-acre city lot into a mini-food forest she calls “the micro-farm.” Angela strives to demystify permaculture and make growing your own food accessible to all.

Areas of Expertise

Permaculture Education
Seed Saving
Urban Permaculture
Edible Landscaping
  • lasagna gardening

    Sheet Mulching (aka Lasagna Gardening) for the Practical Permaculturist

    Sheet mulching, sometimes called sheet composting or lasagna gardening, is a fool-proof strategy for suppressing weeds and building soil. By…
  • scorzonera spanish black salsify close up, root vegetables fresh


    Common Names: Oyster Plant, Goat’s Beard, Vegetable Oyster   Routinely misunderstood, salsify has often been labeled a weed. However, with five…
  • calendula


    Common name: Pot Marigold, Scotch Maricold. Calendula is an exceptional, easy-growing addition to any garden. With a seemingly endless number…