Category: Permaculture

Groundings 1 – growing the soil | iSustainabil…

Groundings 1 – growing the soil | iSustainability Project

This year I have been going to ground.  I have been paying attention to soil.  I ask for a lot from my garden, and I can’t keep taking, taking, taking. 

The Best Time to Plant A Tree… | bloominginrog…

The Best Time to Plant A Tree… | bloominginrogers

I have read the best time to plant a tree is ten years ago. I seem to always be trying catch-up. 

The Scalability of Permaculture Design – Humbl…

The Scalability of Permaculture Design – Humble Humus

“A few years back Geoff Lawton came and took this video of our Holyoke MA garden, Paradise Lot. This is a nice overview of the project and garden and you get a view of a majority of the permaculture food forest, and the plant…

Source: The Scalability of Permaculture Design – Humble Humus

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Designing Our Food Forest It’s been a while s…

Designing Our Food Forest

It’s been a while since our last blog post, so it’s about time we got caught up with things.

Forests are F*cking Important – Love Always, …

Forests are F*cking Important – Love Always,

I look around me and I see the gifts of autumn: vibrant hues of orange, yellow and red…

Why Trees are Important to Our Chicken Flock –…

Why Trees are Important to Our Chicken Flock – THE TOASTED RABBIT

I took the neighbor’s tree for granted. Two days ago, they hired some folks to cut that old, massive tree down.

C is for carrots – Our pursuit of real living

C is for carrots – Our pursuit of real living

by martin@muchmoremulch.blog

In autumn, a while before we departed on our two-month trip through Europe, we sowed a lot of carrot seeds. In fact, we sowed all the carrot seeds we had collected from the previous summer, as well as all the carrot seeds we had left in packets. Unfortunately not all crops go as planned, but do not despair, not all is lost.

It was interesting to observe what…

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Bush Restoration: Permaculture Zone 5 | Eco Th…

Bush Restoration: Permaculture Zone 5 | Eco Thrifty Living

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Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 6.40.51 amIt’s been two years since we fenced off and started planting the stream and remnant wetland on our farm to native species, with 2,000 plants in the ground thanks largely to Horizons Regional Council, our farm interns, and local schools.

Before fencing and planting the stream was in rough shape. Our stock was grazing up to the water line and putt…

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Winterizing: Preparing Backyard Chickens for W…

Winterizing: Preparing Backyard Chickens for Winter – Urban Grower Chronicles of Jacqueline Smith

by JACQUELINE A.

Chickens are hearty birds that survive the seasons, even winter. It is important to keep backyard chickens comfortable in climate zone 5 areas (Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin) of heavy snow accumulation and subzero temperatures. The frigid weather affects their egg production and overall health. Although they have no problem keeping themselves warm they do require special…

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Busy busy – Our pursuit of real living

Busy busy – Our pursuit of real living

by martin@muchmoremulch.blog

Last week was busy, very busy. But not that work yourself silly on one big focused project kind of way. It was crazy multi-tasking busy. Do this, do that, interrupt here, do that while something else is drying, a quick irrigation repair over there, and so on… So this has been going on – well, the things we remembered to take photos of.

The feature photo above is of…

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