Category: Permaculture

What to Plant to Attract Bees – Lorin Martin

What to Plant to Attract Bees – Lorin Martin

By: lorinmartin

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This chart outlines a good place to start in having a relationship with nature that is not destructive. Human-kind exists in an intimate relationship with bees. If you have eaten a flowering plant today, it was only because bees were still alive to pollinate it: tomato, lime, blackberry, broccoli, watermelon, and the list goes on. Although the honey bee gets the most…

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Homestead Heaps to Hugelkultur – White Sky Woo…

Homestead Heaps to Hugelkultur – White Sky Woods

By lisa

40187205900_c3d08210a3_oWhen we purchased our “raw” land, there were no buildings, no home, nothing but trees and grasses. After the purchase we received a letter from the former owner who used the land for camping with family.  She explained that when they owned the land there had been an old Finnish homestead (very typical in this area), including one remaining building, the home. It was in such poor…

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No-dig beds – phase 2 – Our pursuit of real li…

No-dig beds – phase 2 – Our pursuit of real living

by martin@muchmoremulch.blog

In our PDC course, we learnt how to make no-dig raised beds from scratch and in our Organic Market Gardening course we covered how to do crop rotation with minimal interference in the soil. So when our “forest garden vegetable beds” needed to get their second crop in time for winter, I combined these two approaches.


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Our forest garden is not a dense canopy…

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Catching and Storing Water & Energy on a Slopi…

Catching and Storing Water & Energy on a Sloping 5yo Backyard Food Forest – Permie Flix

George Brabant

Source: Catching and Storing Water & Energy on a Sloping 5yo Backyard Food Forest – Permie Flix

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Geoff Lawton talks Subtropical Food Forestry &…

Geoff Lawton talks Subtropical Food Forestry & Chop and Drop – Permie Flix

Source: Geoff Lawton talks Subtropical Food Forestry & Chop and Drop – Permie Flix

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Starting a permaculture forest. – Homesteading…

Starting a permaculture forest. – Homesteading #hamont

Hamilton’s downtown used to be underwater and as a result, we have a specific type of soil that shows up everywhere- clay. Heavy, grey, impossible-to-get-your-foot-out-of-after-a-heavy-rain, no-good-for-growing-anything clay soil. If you want to grow here, you’ve gotta fix it, and permaculture can offer us the way.

In the seven years I’ve lived in my current house, the constant in all my attempts…

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In Praise of Native Landscaping: Permaculture …

In Praise of Native Landscaping: Permaculture Your Yard! – Gretchen’s Wild Alaska Food Blog

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When I was a 10-year-old tomboy I had strong ideas about trees, I remember spending a tear-streaked afternoon with my arms wrapped around my favorite climbing tree, a red alder (Alnus rubrus), which my father was determined to fell (In his defense, light is at more of a premium than native trees in Southeast Alaska). In the end, I prevailed and that Alder, plus…

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Soil Yourself for Africa – Permie Flix

Soil Yourself for Africa – Permie Flix

Soil Resources Initiative

Source: Soil Yourself for Africa – Permie Flix

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Mini-Crops for your Little Paradise | Petit Pa…

Mini-Crops for your Little Paradise | Petit Paradis

As we await the completion of our larger, raised garden beds, I cannot let it stand as an excuse not to grow our own food.

Sector analysis: identifying risks and designi…

Sector analysis: identifying risks and designing solutions – Making Special

BY PIPPA

I love so many aspects of permaculture: the delicious food produced by permaculture gardeners, the sense of global and local community it fosters, the sustainable changes it has supported me to make in my life and the beauty in the nature it helps me see. At a more pragmatic level I also know that permaculture gives individuals, households and communities the tools, attitudes and…

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