Seth Anderson takes the newspaper into what’s called a walipini (meaning ‘place of warmth’ in the Aymara language of an indigenous Bolivian tribe), or an underground greenhouse. The temperature inside of the walipini is almost 20 degrees higher (and more humid) than outside. The underground greenhouse lets you grow year-round. Photos by Jake Hibbitts

Susanville Community Garden; a growing success

Tinkergarden head Sandra Horst, right, sharing some sun and time in the community garden to teach permaculture with Rustic Rancher Seth Anderson, left.


Young children playing together in the garden, while they also learn about the values of permaculture, such as the design principles centered on whole systems often observed in natural ecosystem. Or rather, working with, rather than against nature.


Pumpkins like these are found throughout the community garden.