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Let's Start at the Beginning It's been a while, and a lot has changed. In the last few months I've become re-energized to pursue my passions and callings. Which brings me to today's content.
Interspecies Prosperity: What it is and why it matters I have a new blog post over at the Erasmus University Rotterdam initiative I'm a part of, the Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity.
Managed Retreat #2 After a few false starts, reconsiderations and revaluations since the first issue, work has commenced on issue 2 of Managed Retreat. The image above is part of the prototyping phase for the cover.
Springtails: Tiggers of the invertebrate world Your email address will not be published. Comment. Name. Email. Website.
Bushfire Resilient Land and Climate Care Here is the Executive Summary to give you a taster:. Fire is an intrinsic part of the Australian landscape. It has become more destructive since European colonisation, and over recent decades, we have experienced even greater destruction due to accelerating climate change and changes in land use.
Restoring Community Foundation for Intentional Community. Film Review. Planet Community is a series of five ten-minute documentaries about creating "intentional communities" - situations where people choose to live cooperatively with non-relatives.
Blog post #18: Why farmers are role models, e.g. for educators Imagine farmers do not do their job properly. What shall we eat? Imagine farmers do not think ahead. What they want to eat, to harvest, to produce, to see growing, to share with their community. What then? It´s getting spring. Time to think what I want to plant this season.
Gharge, Pumpkin Poori We recently had a bumper harvest of 50 kgs of pumpkins. Pumpkins can be stored for as long as six months after harvest. If you notice the local vegetable shops, the usually keep full pumpkins in shelves and cut them open only when people ask for it.
August 2020 Permaculture Design Course Northey Street City Farm. 16 Victoria Street. Windsor, QLD 4030. Australia. View Map View Map. Visions of an Ancient Wisdom. Northey Street City Farm Permaculture Design Course.
52 Climate Solutions Drought, fires, floods… we are many to blame climate change. There remain some who deny its existence. The Earth is flat. Putting this aside, I cannot help but witness what we do every day that contributes to the deterioration of our environment and climate.
Pick fresh produce at new Permaculture Garden A new garden at the Botanic Gardens is giving visitors the chance to pick some fresh produce while learning all about permaculture. Bundaberg Regional Council's nursery operator Diane Southwell said the new Permaculture Garden was created from a vacant block of grass.
Permaculture for Health and Wellbeing - free event A free event exploring permaculture for health, wellbeing, medicinal food forests and a visit around Tapeley Park food forest.
A Climate of Emergence A combination of forces has now brought the 'climate emergency' to mass public attention. Banks, corporations and governments are climbing on board daily as I write, lining up to fight the War on Carbon.
Green Architecture Day 2020 Green Architecture Day is back in Brighton with talks ranging from climate emergency designing and carbon neutral solutions, to circular economies and green roofs.
The Circus in the Sunshine State Circus of Purpose has been very busy since returning to Florida. Events, gatherings, shows, and more events-the caravan and its various units and characters have been involved in a multitude of projects. November kicked off with Unicorns Unite, where FAM-Jam kitchen did its first full setup, and Unity Rising performed on stage.
Organic Farm & Garden Bus Tour 8:15 - Arrive at meeting point. 8:30 - Bus leaves to Margaret's house. 9:00-10:00 Guided tour of Margaret's Moss's permaculture garden. For Margaret the road to good health starts in the garden. A productive garden is a great source of food and components needed for home-made natural cosmetics and herbal remedies.
Permaculture Skills Retreat Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren. Abiansemal. Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80352. Indonesia. View Map View Map. Join us this July and August to experience farm living and learn hands on skills in permaculture on our abundant farm in Bali.
How to design a water system for your permaculture garden Water is an essential ingredient for plant growth and abundance, and as such, it should be the first element to integrate in a garden design. In permaculture, water is to be collected and reused, and earthworks should be designed to optimise the use of this precious resource.
Integrated Pest Management in your garden Northey Street City Farm. 16 Victoria Street. Windsor. Brisbane, QLD 4030. Australia. View Map View Map. Are you tired of growing beautiful pesticide-free vegetables only to find the grasshoppers and possums get to them before you do? Are you spending too much time dealing with weeds?
Citizens' Assemblies for the Climate Crisis - Free Events in Melbourne Australia, February 2020 I've been asked to share the details of a series of community events being run by Coalition of Everyone which will be held over the month of February, 2020 in Melbourne Australia. 4 February 2020, 6.30-8.30pm, venue tbc. The first mock Citizens' Assembly in the Sustainable Living Festival is on the issue of fashion.
DeKalb to offer ‘Permaculture: Cultivating Food Nature’s Way’ class Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.
Microclimate of the Crystal Palace When I quit my job after more than a decade as a trial attorney to move my family to rural Maine and focus on a life of reduced cost, reduced consumption, and more focused living, I had the same conversation on loop for about three months.
WA band turns down Glastonbury Festival, Sydney Opera House due to carbon policy A West Australian band will no longer perform shows that require flying due to its environmental impact, joining a growing number of musicians worried about the carbon footprint of touring.
Mushroom growing One of the foodstuffs that I really love is mushrooms. Just about all mushrooms, but especially the meaty, flavourful ones such as ceps or shiitake mushrooms.
Feb. 13 – Earth Friendly Permaculture Design Presentation at Ferndale Garden Club - Oakland County Times 13 - Earth Friendly Permaculture Design Presentation at Ferndale Garden Club. Ferndale, MI - Ferndale Garden Club: Presentation on Earth Friendly Permaculture Design to Grow Food for Health and Financial Independence by Rachel and Brian Engel. Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7 p.m.
Fair weather February Strictly speaking, we are in the middle of winter and yet, here in this pretty corner of Asturias, it feels like anything but.
Newkind Conference - The New Kind Lovely, empathetic, friendly, caring OR. The new kind of people, the new kind of economy, the new kind of world, the new kind of life, the new kind of world order,… I spent 5 days in beautiful Marion Bay, on Tasmania's East Coast, about 40 minutes east of Hobart, at this year's Newkind Conference.
Rainwater Using and Collecting - Easy 2-5-2020 Rainwater - We are having one heck of a storm front move in here in Barrow County, Ga. with flood warnings. So, I put out my clean big aluminum roasting pans on the deck to catch rainwater. But you can put them out on a driveway or walkway, but not where it comes off a roof or plants.
A NZ gardener living her self-sufficient dream in central New Plymouth Here's a great post I found today in mainstream, Stuff to be exact. It features a short video and many images. I'd had a quick search for easy ideas on composting / disposal etc of kitchen waste and found some fantastic info on growing your own food etc which I used to do but not so much now for many reasons.
Introduction to Permaculture course and other Boulder-area events Feb. 5, 2020 Join Boulder Permaculture at Growing Gardens for a free "Introduction to Permaculture" course to learn about the core principles of permaculture and how we can use them to create abundance in our backyards and communities; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, Growing Gardens, 1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder; free; 303-443-9952.
Review of 'The Children in Permaculture Manual' This was a very inspirational book and, page after page, was extremely thought provoking and a very helpful guide to any adult who wishes to engage children with permaculture.
GTPulse: Leelanau Plant Co. Brings Plants to the Party "So in love. Automatically. All of this info came rushing back to me from botany classes in college." She fell so in love with the succulents that when she moved back to Northern Michigan with her significant other, she wanted to find a way to keep working with them, which was the root of Leelanau Plant Co.
Hotel Review: Château La Chenevière, Normandy in France Tapping into the charm of Normandy's countryside, Château La Chenevière hotel is surrounded by rose-filled gardens, a permaculture plot brimming with fruits and vegetables, and characterful rooms decorated with floral furnishings, rendering this luxury, eighteenth-century château all the more enticing for a country retreat.
Permaculture Zones - Everything You Need to Know We tell you exactly what you should plant in each permaculture zone, as well as what you shouldn't.
Show and tell - part 1 What does this fantastic land look like? This amazing place to which Joe could not find objections? I think it's extraordinarily beautiful. I'm actually glad Joe held my feet to the fire and pushed me to find a place that ticked all the boxes rather than settling on good enough.
From medlars and carob to American pawpaw, Hawke's Bay farm grows unusual edibles To establish the tree canopy, multifunctional trees were planted that were fast growing, superior nitrogen fixers and hardy enough to cope with both Hawke's Bay's droughts and frosts. These included Italian alders and tagasaste which is highly regarded as a nurse tree for other trees while they're getting established.
Trees as barriers to air pollution Trees have been found to remove some of the most abundant air pollutants, such as SO2, NO2, PM10 and O3. This is obviously significant for polluted urban areas, or for folks living by busy roads. This is a short review of how trees can intercept air pollution, based on an essay I wrote for my degree.
Looking forward to spring A busy week in the garden, we've tidied up all the beds that have crops in - the chickens had been wandering and taken advantage of the lack of netting on one or two things, so we've covered those properly, and cleaned up decomposing leaves that are such an attraction for slugs.
Sustainable I have long felt a connection with nature, in its deepest and purest forms. This may be a matter of genetic memory. The forest and the ocean have been places of comfort and affirmation, since I was a very young child. That this connection should have been gradually extended to desert, prairie and alpine mountain is only a logical progression.
Permaculture as Philosophy Permaculture, I've learned, is not only a method but a philosophy, one that emphasizes the relationships among all the elements of the environment rather than its individual parts in isolation. The opposite is big-farm monoculture.
Annual free permaculture winter gathering celebrates 37th year in Boonville on February 8 MENDOCINO Co., 1/29/20 - It may be the middle of winter, but the days are getting longer, and spring will arrive before you realize it - which makes February the perfect time to start preparing new fruit trees and veggie starts for this coming year.
Gardening Calendar - February February is the last month of summer, and it's still a fairly dry time of the year in Melbourne, so water deeply and less often during dry periods to encourage roots to grow down, making plants less vulnerable to heat and drought.
Permaculture Open House It is a holistic approach to gardening that uses natural forces - the wind, the sun, and rain - to provide food, shelter, water, and everything else your garden needs besides plants and seeds.
7 Ways to Transition to a Permaculture Lifestyle Ideas like growing most of our own food, creating no garbage and avoiding a singular career sound more utopian than realistic. However, that's the existence that permaculturalists are working towards, and many of them are leading lives both inspiring and rewarding.
What I did on my summer vacation - part 1 So how did we come to buy this land? The dream turned into a search at least a year prior to finding our place. For starters, we identified a general location. We knew that anywhere that's more than about a 3 hour drive from our home in Allentown PA, was doomed to failure due to the distance.
10 Tips for Growing Eternal Salad Let's be real, buying greens from the supermarket is like tossing money into the trash. Unless you use your greens right away, they wilt, lose flavor, and spoil. When I started to grow greens in my garden, I was amazed at how easy it was and how interesting and tasty my salads had become.
On new beginnings Two weeks ago today I started my first day of work on a small organic farm in Norway. The farms name is Skifterud and it is situated in the region of Tinn in the county of Telemark, up on the side of a mountain. The valley is wide and opens down to Tinnsjø, a large lake that could as well be a Fjord.
Communities for Future Online Summit 2020 The Global Ecovillage Network will host the Communities for Future Online Summit in February. Join GEN and 30 speakers for 10 days of connection and hope.
Teaching Permaculture Teachers Northey Street City Farm. 16 Victoria Street. Windsor, QLD 4030. Australia. View Map View Map. *Please note, there is no camping onsite and no food provided for this course. This six-day course is offered as a pre-event to the Australasian Permaculture Convergence in Brisbane.
How to read a screenplay However, I was interested what this idea would look like as a movie, so I started a script for it. In that process, I learned a bit about how writers make scripts for movies. It's a bit of an odd-looking thing. There's lots of room in a screenplay to scribble notes in the margins and such.
Winter Pest and Disease Control with Lime Sulphur Winter is the traditional time to prune and spray deciduous fruit trees and vines. Spraying is carried out at this time to eliminate pests and diseases which can overwinter and emerge in spring. Two separate treatments are usually employed in winter.
Week two: parcel progress. The good news: it's getting dark later, giving me a half-hour after work to tackle invasive bush honeysuckle. The bad news: temperatures are falling again, back into the low teens. Bush honeysuckle isn't thorny. It's thick. Dense, arching stems you hunch under to get at the branches.
Young Farmers Regenerating the Land A lot needs to change in the UK. We need to go back to smaller farms and move away from large monoculture agriculture. We have taken too much from our soils for too long.
Permaculture: Where do I start? Personally, once I've exhausted all these possibilities I tend to reread my favourite gardening books, I have an incredibly bad memory and find it really helps me when I reread the same books over and over, hoping eventually something will sink in.
Forest Gardens We all understand - I hope - that Permaculture is NOT a list of techniques or technologies, but rather a design system based on the meticulous observation of many systems, resulting in a series of principles which can be recognized and applied in all sustainable systems.
The Yupaichani Network: Regenerative Practices in Action The Yupaichani Network was born! In the Quechua language, Yupaichani means "Thank you, Pachamama". Pachamama includes the Earth, the Sky, the Cosmos and all of time. Planting trees on El Mirador, above the village of Vilcabamba.
Disaster and Resilience I am fortunate to have just spent four wonderful years living in Australia. As an American, living abroad opened my eyes to an, albeit similar, new way of life. My cultural assimilation involved brekkie, footy, and a deeper reverence for the natural wonders that make Australia truly special.
I want you to write………… a theme. I've been challenged to start blogging. I've dipped my toes in a few times in the past. The last time was as a way to share photos of my efforts in a one month online group project. But my intention was never to "Blog." Now I have something compelling to write about, because in July 2017, we bought a small farm.
Heirloom Vegetables, Rare Fruits, and More for Delaware Chefs and Foodies - One Hawk Homestead Price List 2020 We are now in our fourth full season here at One Hawk Homestead, and that means that many plans that were set in motion those first couple of years are now coming to fruition. Literally. You may be familiar with the saying about perennials: first, they sleep.
It's only a model. Here's the map I started of the plot I'm converting:. You can see I've labeled the big features - cardinal directions, fencerows, utility lines, dominant trees and shrubs. There are likely fifty other plant species likely inhabiting the plot.
True North - Lackan Cottage Farm - Permaculture off grid smallholding Back in 2019 we spent a few days filming with Jon Thompson and he made this excellent short film for the BBC True North series.
Brendan and Gerry Our wind turbine is like a family member - we've got used to its various noises, from a gentle thrum of a light breeze to the light aircraft sound it makes in a high wind, and a variety of rumbles in between. So at first, I wasn't sure whether I could hear a new noise, an unfamiliar noise.
Permaculture Forest Gardener Certification Course Saturday February 8 2020: Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. This highly interactive…
A basket of pastoral goodness, off the grid You can tell a lot about a country café by the size of its slice and what’s on the side.
Becoming an Auburn organization He has also been the president of the Auburn University Student Chapter of the American Society for Landscape Architects and the vice president of the Auburn University Student Planning Association. "Permaculture is a holistic, ethical design approach to create beneficial relationships between humans and living systems," Nisbett said.
Planter Box Compost Worm Tower I love a garden that's user friendly and any idea that makes gardening a little easier and more efficient gets an A+ in my book. My mum first heard about an in-built worm tower from a colleague at work and we thought it would be a great practice to implement in her newly built raised planter boxes.
These Young Colorado Farmers Are Changing the Future of Agriculture That humans must change their current agricultural methods to prevent the most dramatic consequences of climate change-like extreme heat waves and subsequent mass migrations from areas implicated by rising seas and desertification-if the planet continues to warm to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
Home Harvest: Host Callout! We're happy to announce we're working with Eat Well Tasmania and Sustainable Living Tasmania to hold the inaugural "Home Harvest" garden tour in the Hobart municipality! Special thanks to the City of Hobart for funding this great initiative.
I guess we're blogging now I never saw myself as a writer. Certainly never as a blogger. But, here we are. It took some work to push through to this point, but now I'm all set to tell the world about… what, exactly? Do I give step-by-step tutorials on making beer and wine? Teach people the ways of no-dig gardening?
Learn what permaculture is this summer WHATCOM — Learn the skills to work with nature to create integrated permaculture systems of abundance and productivity. Learn the interplay of food, soil, shelter, energy, water and more. Design strategies and methods for truly sustainable, regenerative human integration with the biosphere.
Wanted: Changemakers who want to teach permaculture for a living & the planet. Join the Permaculture Educators Program in January & save $500. What a start to the year we've had! It's going to take some time to come to grips with such a disaster and loss. The planet and our communities desperately need care, repair and regeneration. We need more permaculture teachers in the world - practical activists, educators and designers.
Applying Food Forest Growing to Farms: Beyond Garden Scale A new food forest was designed and installed within one of the small pastures near the homestead gardens. Next to one of the farms' high-tunnels, this garden has become an experimental station, where a diverse array of edible and multi-functional plants are grown.
Using Kunekune Pigs in Land Management Editor's Note: This appeared in the Whanganui Chronicle on the 13th of January, 2020. But this month I mean it literally - some animals are more equal than others. In the eyes of the law certain animals are provided many rights and protections while others provided few.
Why You Should Do A Permaculture Course This Year This is why you need to do a permaculture course this year. It is a hands on way for everyone to learn about and practice imaginative sustainable solutions.
Choosing a Disposable Dust Mask Respirator for Air Pollution and Smoke Protection Disposable dust masks or respirators offer protection from fine particulate matter in the air such as dusts, aerosols and smoke. At the time of writing, respiratory protection has been in high demand in Australia due to the extensive bushfires sweeping through the country and the degradation in air quality to hazardous levels.
3 million Brazilian real in 18 days! Economic miracle or the value of the commons? Fruit of corruption, or just one of those ads using 'false news' to promise riches without having to work? Not one or the other. This story is simple and real, and it involve intelligence and community spirit, the nature of people.
Second Auburn meeting on living willow project set for Monday The second of two public meetings on a project to install a living willow structure at an Auburn park is set for Monday.
Marie-Josee Laforest: Harvesting the rewards of organic permaculture From five holy basil seeds, an oregano plant, a few stems of orange mint, six fig tree cuttings and a handful of butterfly pea seeds, her sprouts have grown to become a 200-hectare organic permaculture farm in the mountains of Asono, Oita Prefecture, a tiny hamlet near Aso-Kuju National Park.
Gardening Calendar - January It's January, and we find ourselves right in the middle of the summer season. It's in this month and the next that we experience the hottest day-time and night-time temperatures of the year.
Plum Rising Or it might have been just a pet. Or a cup. Or someone you didn't even know that well. Why do these losses sometimes crack us open so deeply? If Leonard Cohen, Canadian poet and songwriter, had heard the crack of the plum tree's trunk as the wind took her down, he may have said this:.
Episode-2577 - Nick Ferguson on Fodder Trees, Rare Plants, Permaculture and More Send me a written message.
DIY climate stabilisation - Make your own Biochar Concerned about carbon in the atmosphere? Dubious about governments' willingness or ability to do anything about it? Looking for some small scale, low cost, low risk direct actions that, on their own are tiny but that can, perhaps, combined with the efforts of others, make a useful contribution.
Community Garden Workshop Focus on Permaculture Healthy Franklin County and Wilson College are hosting a free community garden workshop Feb. 1 in Allen Auditorium, Warfield Hall at Wilson College. The workshop's theme is permaculture, a design system for ecological and sustainable living, integrating plants, animals, buildings, people and community.
Growing Herbs with Kat Lavers at Green Space 11 Jan 10:00 am - 11:30 am AEDT. Add to Calendar. Food Is Free Inc. Green Space. 212 Ripon Street South. Ballarat Central, VIC 3350. Australia. View Map View Map. Growing herbs is a great place to start gardening and most grow well in pots.
Designing cities for silence As an academic, I crave silence. In fact, without silence, I can't think. And since thinking is my job, in our current media blitz steal-your-attention economy, I'm often miserable.
Off grid, resilience and permaculture courses at Lackan In increasingly uncertain times, people are increasingly asking how they can do more for themselves. We've become so reliant on external sources of food, fuel, light, heat, and, to a great degree, knowledge, that it is really empowering to do more within our own homes and communities.
Introduction to permaculture course 2020 Skills for gardening, skills for life. Learn to design, inspired by nature. You'll learn tools to help you live a positive life, the way you want to. The day will open many doors for discovery and help demystify permaculture. Plus, we will go on a site tour of an allotment plot designed with permaculture.
A Taste of Permaculture This in-depth tour and workshop is for anyone interested in permaculture design, regenerative agriculture, backyard gardening, market gardening, urban agriculture, local food systems, sustainable and ethical animal management, fairness for agricultural workers, recycling organic waste, or the role of native restoration in agricultural landscapes.
Beside the Plum If you didn't drop this class after enduring my stint as the rambling substitute teacher yesterday, I have the distinct pleasure of re-introducing the Plum Tree today. I know what you're thinking; having met the plum couple yesterday, why aren't they presenting together today?
Somewhere Else: Frugal living and the gift economy Episode Four: Frugal living. A note from the hosts: This episode was recorded in 2019 before much was known about the current bushfire crisis in Australia. Our hearts are with those fighting the horrific fires and particularly those who have lost their homes and loved ones.
The joy of gardening in circles with chickens I first found out about this way of mandala gardening from Linda Woodrow's "The Permaculture Home Garden". She provides a design for a complete system that involves fruit trees, wild animal habitat, annual vegetable beds, and chook fodder plantings, with chickens being rotated around in a homemade chook dome.
Creative nourishment My daughter has begun a new enterprise that is fascinating to me, for its combination of modern-day smarts and an almost 60s approach to the land. It's called Creative Nourishment.
Under the Plum: The Prequel "The hair on my arms stood straight up and that's when I knew." I asked you to meet me at the plum tree, so it could help explain how I came to live in Cape Breton, but I have something to share before we are ready for that class.
50 Hour Yin Yoga Training Goa 2020 Sat, 21 Mar 2020, 17:00 IST. Add to Calendar. Jamboree Creek Yoga. Ashwem Mandrem Road. Calisto Waddo. Mandrem, GA 403527. India. View Map View Map. This Yin Yoga Training offers an opportunity to explore Yin Asana, Anatomy, Theory and Philosophy.
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Food Forest: What it is and how to start one A food forest is a food production system that mimics a woodland ecosystem with the planting of edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals grown in a succession of layers.
2019 Swapped We started back in January 2019 with lots of wonderful colours. It was so exciting for us to be part of the Local Sustainability Fair that happened at Bedford Park Community Garden at the end of January. This was followed by Glen sharing about how to make a self wicking garden bed at Heathmont on Australia Day swap.
Barra on the Bann One of the best aspects of life here is that we get to try our hand at things that we'd never thought of. Filming is one of them, and over the last few years we've been involved in quite a few programmes.
Why buy a mast tree? You can check my math: ^20)) / ^20)) - 1)) = 200) = approx. Invest $180 dollars today, and you could be completely food secure within 20 years. If you are 20 now, then you could retire at 40!.
What is the future of humans on Earth? In my past life I used to work as an exploration geologist, prospecting for gold and silver in rural Australia. Geologists usually work on a FIFO roster, and so did I, working 10 days on-site followed by 4 days off..
Gardening 2020: even the smallest patch can help fight climate change Let's raise a glass, for example, to our growing understanding of the valuable role that even the smallest garden can play in fighting climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and soil erosion.
Episode-123 - TSP Rewind – Geoff Lawton on the Future of Permaculture Today's episode was originally Episode-907 - Geoff Lawton on the Future of Permaculture and was originally published on May 23, 2012. The following are the original show notes from that episode.
British couple's sustainable success with permaculture British couple’s sustainable success with permaculture.
PERMACULTURE: A revolution disguised as gardening WHILE it can't negate the effects of extreme weather, permaculture tries. Savour Soil Permaculture director Michael Wardle has never tried to produce crops on a commercial scale but, applying design permaculture principles, he aims to grow enough to feed his family.
The Polish Ambassador & Friends at the Boulder Theater 27 and 28, 9 p.m., 2032 14th St., Boulder, $25, all-ages, 303-786-7030, bouldertheater.com It's a testament to the Polish Ambassador's diplomacy that, despite Rudy Giuliani's best efforts, he has yet to be removed from his post.
Just Do Better The passing of this year is quite welcomed for us. It's been our toughest year on the wee homestead by far. There were even a few times we discussed giving in and packing up. We moved here in 2009, after Hurricane Ike, having purchased raw land in 2006, after Hurricane Katrina.
From the roots!! Since I was a kid, my parents used to bring back plants from various places and I used to complain. Now I am the one who brings in truck loads of plants that I find by the road, which are of no use to others - but for us they make our world shine bright!!!
How to make a herb spiral If you are looking for something to do over the holidays, why not make a herb spiral. A herb spiral is a classic piece in a permaculture garden. The herb spiral is traditionally positioned as close as possible to the kitchen for easy access to herbs for meal making or medicinal teas.
The Indigenous Science of Permaculture Permaculture's ability to re-indigenize Caucasian people, to reconnect them with their indigenous wisdom traditions of working in partnership with the land, has the potential to stem the tide of the, frankly, crackpot notions of the colonial mindset.
Re-Launching Our YouTube Channel When we first moved back to this area, I started this blog and a YouTube channel shortly afterwards. Then, I got diagnosed with a devastating autoimmune disease and I took it down. I was so heartbroken over my diagnosis and how poorly my body was functioning that I didn't see how I'd ever be able to do the things I wanted.
Family Farms and Gardens This article from The Ecologist popped up on my permaculture feed. It's a few years old, but worth a look.
The People of Permaculture With concentrated environment agricultural techniques, more and more veganism, vast information bases on home brewing, home income skills and the like through venues like YouTube, we are seeing the emergence of people who live a quasi-retired / quasi-gig/quasi-green / vegan existence.
A shift in our thinking Last year, I travelled with a car full of green-thumbed Pemberton woman to Squamish for a free all-day workshop on permaculture. Dawn Johnson later explained the shift in her thinking that the workshop brought about:.
Book Review: Edible Paradise In 2007 I wanted to grow vegetables for the first time but had nothing more than a concrete square for a garden. I know this is a common situation for many people.
FOTD: 12.16.19 ~ Day Lilly Please click on photos for a better viewing experience~. There were all kinds of Day Lilly plants already planted by a previous owner of our property. I didn't recognize them at first because the Deerski Family started eating the plant as soon as it started growing.
UK has the Technology to go Zero Carbon The Centre for Alternative Technology has released their latest report, exploring how the UK already has the tools to power the country on 100% renewables and to feed ourselves sustainably.
Soil health workshop for home gardeners LEWISTON - The Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District will present a workshop centered on improving soil health with a focus on using permaculture principles as a guide to mimic nature. It will take place at noon Monday, Dec. 30, at the district office, first-floor conference room, 254 Goddard Road.
How to make water flow with Flowforms It was love at first sight when I saw my first flowform when visiting the Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales. Flowforms are beautiful water installations in any garden. Yet beauty is not the only value. The flowform is a sculpture, half art, half technology mixing aesthetics and ecological science.
Train Regenerative Farming for 200 Refugee Women Each of the trained women will set up permaculture vegetable gardens that shall produce sufficient food for their household, as well as surplus produce to sell. The trained women will be tasked to each recruit two households so as to scale the project activities.
What Is Regenerative Agriculture Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming techniques and principles that focuses on the health and regeneration of topsoil. Topsoil is the best part of the soil, from a crop-growth perspective.
Industrial Agriculture will be Extinct in 50 Years Either the oil supply will slump and take the economy and farming down with it, or it will hang on long enough for us to pollute past climate tipping points that will make the weather too volatile for industrial mono-cropping and even more concerning, for any growing.
Explore the diversity of permaculture A permaculture perspective explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using this ecological design process. Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative.
How To Cook & Eat Globe Artichokes Globe artichokes… They're a strikingly beautiful plant to grow and, when starting out, strikingly confusing to eat. This little blog's for all you folk wondering how to wrap your mouth around this thistle - without the thistle experience.
If you really want to help fight climate change, don't vote Green Stroud constituency is a key battleground in Thursday's election. Labour MP David Drew took the seat with just 687 votes in 2017 and is facing competition from the Conservative candidate Siobhan Baillie.
On a lighter note We bought our land 13 years ago and moved into our new house a little over 10 years ago. That is 70 dog years! Indie joined our family then, and has lived her 70 years to the max.
Soil Health Workshop LEWISTON - Soil Health Workshop: For those interested in learning about how to increase the health and productivity of their soil for the purposes of home gardening or small-scale farming.
Permaculture Plants - Australian Indigo, the Nitrogen Fixing Tree for Small Sites, an Alternative to Tagasaste for Urban Gardens In permaculture, tagasaste is used as a nitrogen-fixing tree on large sites and rural properties, but it can grow around 5-7m tall and equally wide, which is way too large for smaller urban properties.
Permaculture Plants - Tagasaste, the Nitrogen Fixing Tree for Large Sites Permaculture is all about energy-efficient design, and if you can add a single design element to a site that can perform many functions, then that's an incredible gain in efficiency! A tree that could do almost everything would be incredible, but it doesn't exist.
Addressing Flooding Along Navigable Waterways In recent years, high water levels and flooding has occurred along several of North America's navigable waterways. While some of the flooding occurred during the early spring as winter snow and ice began to melt, other recent occurrences of flooding and near flooding have resulted from unseasonably high levels of rainfall.
December 2019 1-7 Dec We received 12mm, 8mm, 14mm and 22mm today, but its still raining, so will have a look a bit later. In the vegetable garden: After the last rains in November to the beginning of December, the days were really hot and while the garden became a jungle in the space of two weeks some plants didn't take too kindly to the blazing temperatures.
Learnings from a 15 acre permaculture farm I've wrapped up my work at my first farm stay in New Zealand on a 15 acre permaculture farm. Over the past couple of weeks I have had the chance to prepare beds for planting, practice seed-saving, seed fresh beds, transplant seedlings, take care of hens, cull a rooster flock, and do so much more on the farm.
Winter time is the time for dreaming Every late fall to winter the seed catalogs come rolling in like an assembly line of beautiful dreams. We all look through the catalogs putting stars by our favorites, making a list, and then checking it twice to see if it's a frivolous seed purchase or something useful.
Digging Into Permaculture Design Have you heard of permaculture? If you visit Crabtree Farms in Chattanooga this weekend, you can learn all about it in a workshop titled, "Introduction to Permaculture Design" - on Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Sara McIntyre is executive director of Crabtree Farms.
Building Sustainability an resilient comunities. The JOHNE permaculture demonstration center is a permaculture educational space that promotes and encourages autonomous and regenerative development with the use and promotion of alternatives, that favor changes in people's life patterns, helping direct towards sustainable practices and care for the environment.
Marine Permaculture - a way to reverse climate change & repair marine ecologies. Masterclass with Morag Gamble and Dr Brian von Herzen Click the image below to watch the full Masterclass with Morag Gamble and Dr Brian Von Herzen. Marine Permaculture is featured in the film 2040: The Regeneration by Damon Gameau. It is featured also in the accompanying book 2040: A Handbook for Regeneration.
Sierra Club Friday night hike The Sierra Club is, as are most big organizations - incredibly smart and intelligent and if you try to link to a hike on their website; anytime in the future it says that the hike is done and over with no information about it, even if it is a repeating hike.
Early Summer Permaculture Update It's hot and dry already but we have not yet started irrigating the fruit trees. That could change in the coming weeks. In the meantime we're enjoying a good fruit set in part thanks to our resident bees. These are early plums that will be ripe in about a month from now.
Gardening Calendar - December December is the first month of summer, and with the warmer weather gardens explode into life - lush, abundant and awesome to behold. With the days getting longer as we progress towards the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, there's more time to enjoy the garden and the great outdoors!
Chickens rule: why the backyard chook is the pet of the decade Get the kids away from their screens and back in touch with the natural cycles of life? Chickens. Growing veggies in your backyard and need lashings of natural fertiliser? Chickens. Social media needs a boost? Chickens. Want to make a difference and a statement?
Our Collaborative Garden: An "island of sanity" In 2010, I purchased a small vacant lot across the street from where I have lived and worked for almost 20 years - in the Brewery Creek neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia,. When I say small, I mean just over 2000 square feet - less than half an acre.
Vortex Garten, Darmstadt: A Philosopher's Garden Henry Nold, the owner occupant of Haus Martinus in Mathildenhoehe, created the Vortex Garden in its grounds as a sanctuary. Born poor, he allows access to his garden free of charge to members of the public in the hope that they will find peace and inspiration there.
Four Goat Case Studies From Around Australia We asked a few of our "goat friends" to answer some questions for us to provide more practical case studies for the world to learn from. Here you go! Shani and Tim. What key function/s do your goats serve on the property? How many goats do you have and what breed?
10 ways to keep your garden alive under tough new water restrictions With level two water restrictions to hit those in Sydney, Illawarra and the Blue Mountains from December 10, many are wondering how to keep their gardens going during one of NSW's worst recorded droughts. According to the new Sydney Water guidelines, gardens can only be watered using a watering can or bucket before 10am or after 4pm.
I write Mythos, not Logos There has been such a push in recent years to focus on logic, science and facts. Even the slightest hint of spirituality is dismissed as "woo woo." I certainly see the appeal. But this approach is failing us. Consider if you will the case of climate change.
Permaculture Design - it's deep I just finished an intensive permaculture design course through the Caribbean Permaculture Research Institute in Barbados. The course was held at Walkers Reserve. My goal was to earn my permaculture design certificate, but I gained so much more.
National Tree Week 2019 - Day 2: This year I am planting… a Sweet Chestnut So, Sweet Chestnut was my tree of choice to plant out in the garden from yesterday's candidates, but until I'd discovered whether it could be lifted from the nursery area without damage, it wasn't a dead cert.
Leaves - Is there anything better? Fall is one of my favourite times of year, a time when my heart starts racing and I feel a big smile on my face, especially when the leaves start to change colour and fall. My children groan and look away or try to change the subject whenever they see me look at a pile of leaves or god forbid brown bags of leaves left at the curb.
Wood pellet boiler adventures Sometimes we're just cruising along doing our thing and a project arrives out of the blue. In this case it came in the form of our largest freecycle ever, courtesy of Leo, who had spotted it and decided it was too big a thing to deal with. 'It' is a Czech made Ponast woodpellet boiler, the sort made famous by the recent RHI scandal.
Flower of the Day - Full Proof Deer Resistant Lavendar All Photos Taken By Candice~Marie. We love our neighbor's, the Deerski Family, and want to live in harmony with them, so, we are on a mission to find every TRULY deer resistant plant on the face of the earth that will grow in USDA Hardiness zones 4-5.
What is Marine Permaculture? Join this free masterclass with Dr Brian von Herzen & Morag Gamble What is marine permaculture? How can it contribute to the reversing of climate change and species loss? And how does it relate to land-based permaculture? Are you curious about marine permaculture? Then REGISTER NOW for my next free online masterclass.
How to plant trees and shrubs, the Permaculture Apprentice way There is one thing that always makes my head nod with approval like this guy… It's when I see an older person planting trees that he or she almost certainly won't live to see mature and produce in their full glory.
Zero Waste Festival 2019 On Saturday October 26, David attended the 2019 Zero Waste Festival at the St Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne. He sat on a panel with these zero wasters:. Here is a short version of what David said on the panel:. I would like to return to the focus of the home that Lauren and Oberon started with.
What Is Integrated Pest Management ? The problem of garden pest control is as old as agriculture itself, which started when humanity first cultivated plants for food more than ten thousand years ago. Modern conventional pest control methods often use chemical controls as the first option, and usually ignore the real causes of pest problems.
David presents 'Aussie St' in Morwell On June 1 2019, David gave his much loved 'Aussie St' presentation to a crowd of over 200 people at Kernot Hall in Morwell, in the Latrobe Valley. You can watch the full presentation here:. After 'Aussie St' there was an hour-long Q&A session, which you can watch here:.
Tree Planting Plans When we first saw the land, a number of pieces of life's puzzle slipped neatly into place. The croft was steep and unsuitable for agriculture, but it would be perfect for trees.
Farming Volunteers needed at our organic farm in Papanasam, Tirunelveli Noushadya and I, Sudhakar, left our corporate jobs and moved to Papanasam in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu in 2018 to lead a healthy, sustainable life. We own a 11.5 acre farm and have been toiling with the soil for the last 1.5 years and need your help to accelerate the process.
Permaculture - Designing the Back Zone 4 into 5 Yes it would be ideal if I never had to move a plant… ever… but sometimes moving them is the only way to save them. And when you are building a house and you have extra acreage it becomes not only a necessity but a challenge…. Thank you for watching.
Becoming the Caretaker of your Garden I first heard the term to be 'caretaker of your garden' at a permaculture course a few years ago. It has resonated with me ever since and has changed both the way in which I garden and also the way that I perceive my garden. Being the caretaker of your garden, means that while you own the land that your garden is on, it is only temporary.
Where the Wild Things Are: Regenerating Zone 4 To support Ben's ongoing research, writings, and teaching, please become a regular monthly contributor via Patreon. This essay first appeared in the 2nd issue of Backwoods Journal and was edited, with gratitude from the author, by their editorial board.
Permaculture for Small Gardens The word 'permaculture' was originally a contraction of 'permanent agriculture', which gives you an idea of what it's all about: a sustainable growing system that will integrate with our environment in a harmonious way - a backlash against the control-freak, monoculture ethos of most commercial agriculture.
A Suburban Geelong Backyard Turned Thriving Permaculture Garden! Discover how Ben Shaw transformed his Geelong backyard into a productive, thriving paradise.
Joining a Community garden Just over a year ago I became a member of my local Community Garden and leased a plot. Although I have quite a large yard at home with my own Veggie garden, I decided to also become a member of a community garden. There are a few reasons for this. Our garden is not huge.
October garden journal This month I learnt the basics of permaculture, got down and dirty with manure and learnt what to look out for in the animal kingdom. Thanks to Ryan's introduction to permaculture course I had a great day learning the basic principles and getting to know fellow earth lovers.
Key Hole Garden Well a weekend of no rain - meant getting the roses pruned and also finishing off preparations for the front key hole garden! I am determined to have produce in it by spring and the soil from the compost and piling cutting is looking great!
Cabbage Butterfly Trap Recently at BAAG I learnt that if you tie white plastic bags to sticks the cabbage butterfly take it for another butterfly and will leave the area alone as they are territor…
Ashwood Permaculture Project A visit on the weekend to the Ashwood Permaculture Project Garden highlighted once again the many variations of what a Permaculture garden is. With an emphasis on education and community - this property has evolved from an empty block to a food bowl and outdoor class room for the high school and local volunteers.
Inner Melbourne - Family of Four Vegie Garden Design An example of interplanting a veggie garden in a landscaped Suburban Garden: Notes to a Client. For Background Reading on Permaculture Principles: The Essence of Permaculture. Zone 1: Quick Pick / Kitchen Cupboard. Pots - Lettuce / Coloured Pots of Geranium Herbs Seedling Nursery Chives Oregano Marigolds Marjoram.
Permaculture and Spirit Recently I came across the DVD "Reconnecting to Nature though Spiritual Permaculture". It documents a conference in Hawaii whose guest speaker was Dr Leonid Sharashkin, translator of Anastasia which I had read a couple of years ago. The DVD has been playing on my mind after watching it.
A Rave Review of "the School Garden Curriculum" by Kaci Rae Christopher In the School Garden Curriculum, Christopher offers a rare gem in the field of garden-based learning that clearly capitalizes on her numerous years of experience leading children in learning outdoors.
Permaculture is the need of the hour’ - Star of Mysore Mysuru: "Monoculture farming is against nature as plants need companion," said Michael B. Commons a permaculture practitioner and member of Thai Wanakaset Network, here his morning. He was speaking on the topic "The Basics of Permaculture' at an interactive session organised by Sahaja Samrudha and Belavala Foundation at Belavala Parisara Kendra.
How to propagate edible plants with Morag Gamble 5 ways to successfully take cuttings from edible perennials and herbs and create an abundant permaculture garden full of diversity.
Learn about Food Forest Garden design tomorrow - Star of Mysore Mysuru: Biodiversity and traditional knowledge have provided for all our needs and more. However, we have lost both our knowledge and practice of using local resources and wisdom to create what we need and enjoy.
Crowdfunding for an 'ethical lifestyle toolkit' The idea for the toolkit was developed through pooling knowledge and experience from Ethical Consumer and the Permaculture Association through an online survey and three focus groups.
Not Only In The Garden All of which tells me that it's the season for planning next year's projects, dreaming next year's landscape. This year I will be doing this comfortably by the fire along with sips of homemade rhubarb liqueur. Also color pencils. Mine are kept in pieces of Styrofoam so that I can see the colors.
"The Pleasures of Eating" In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend". The highly recommended full essay can be found here at the website of Centre for Ecoliteracy.
Product Review - Slammer Tool, The Ultimate Landscaping Tool? One gardening tool to cut through anything, one garden tool that can dig anywhere, one garden tool to rule them all… The Slammer Tool is an industrial grade, commercial multi-purpose tool that is a combination of a crowbar, axe, spade, mattock and grubber all in one.
2020 Permaculture Design Course Rocklyn Ashram A PDC can be a life changing experience. Join us in the unique environment of the Rocklyn Ashram and be taught by a mix of experienced and enthusiastic permaculture tutors including David Holmgren and Beck Lowe. This is a fully residential, fully catered course running over 15 days with a short break in the middle.
Permaculture Magazine prize · Maria Seltzer, New Mexico, USA. Maria shares examples of how regenerative farming practices can offer a path out of poverty.
Garden in Review 2019 The latest garden tasks have included clean up and seed saving. The season is over for me and I'm busy drying herbs, pulling spent plants, and saving seeds for next year's garden. Half of the garden is now animal space for chickens, ducks, and rabbits.
Composting To compost successfully, there are three important factors that may require some practice to properly balance: moisture, heat and aeration. Use equal parts yard debris and food scraps for the best…
A Time for Change Competition was used as the vehicle to drive this growth, The limited resources or commodities now meant there was not enough for everyone who were all trying to "grow" and hence competition proved a very powerful vehicle to ensure that commodities were predominantly used for their primary function of making profit.
Hampton volunteers, students building food forest - CBC News A group of students and community volunteers in Hampton are turning an unused strip of land between two sports fields into a food forest. "We're hoping to integrate this with the life of the students at Hampton High School," said Chris Rendell, a volunteer with the project.
Permaculture Tiny House Community Farm in North Carolina Have you ever dreamed of living off the land in a tiny house community setting? If the answer is yes, then you’ll love the Wildwoods Community Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It’s a permaculture tiny house village, home to several DIY homes and volunteer accommodations.
Introduction to Permaculture with Michael Wardle Northey Street City Farm. 16 Victoria Street. Windsor, QLD 4030. Australia. View Map View Map. Come to explore an overview of permaculture through the eyes of the ethics and design principles. This course tackles how to grow food, build houses and create communities, and minimize environmental impact at the same time.
The herb beds…er…logs and a new bed Note: you may notice that the first part of this post was made in the days when we had rain. The second part is in the current situation of deep drought. This is because I got distracted by other pursuits and didn't get to finish the post.
Gardening Calendar - November It's November, the last month of spring, the weather is moderate, deciduous trees are in leaf again, days are warm and there's lots of green growth in the garden.
Sheet Mulching 101 Sheet mulching is a simple way to begin a garden bed on top of soil, grass, or weeds. It is inexpensive, simple to build, and usable in a wide variety of situations. Sheet mulching means to grow plants, seedlings, and seeds in multiple, ordered layers of different soil and plant material, all stacked on top of a cardboard sheet.
Why I Shop at Thrift Stores for Clothing 10-27-2019 For many years I have purchased my clothing at thrift stores. It's a statement in life about how I wish to live. So, I love thrift stores, and instead of haunting the malls, when I feel like I need a little 'shopping therapy' i.e. a feeling of 'havingness', I don't feel as guilty about buying a blouse for $1.50 that I will use many times.
Life in the Face of The Climate Crisis I get a lot of people asking me what do we need to do to respond to the climate crisis? I have two responses. The first is my practical action-based answer which is full of critical initiatives we need to crack on with right now.
Permaculture - Checking the Lower Garden Life in the garden is precious. We recently had to move a large amount of plants. So come with me as we check in on them and see their surprising progress. Thank you for watching. Please leave a comment and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Subscribe if you would like to see more of us.
8th Annual Permaculture Festival + Film Screening The Bronx River is a model for the restoration of urban rivers across the US, cared for through an alliance of private and government groups, volunteers, students, and educators.Tickets are available via Eventbrite or at the door. A River Returns A History of the Bronx River - Film Screening.
P is for Permaculture at Numbi Valley: Karoo silence and permaculture in practice The first time I heard about Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm near De Rust I knew I wanted to visit. Everything about it appealed to me – off-grid, sustainable, eco-conscious and peaceful. Espe…
The Mighty Oak Pt. 1 I like doing weird stuff, I have a whole list of strange projects that I’m working on simultaneously, and I wonder why I have so many grey hairs. So last year, my interest was piqued when a f…
30,000 Permaculture Magazine Prize Celebrates Climate Change Solutions The winning projects will be featured in forthcoming issues of Permaculture Magazine. Articles by each of the fourteen finalists will be featured on our website over the next few months. For more information on the 2019 prize and the judges please visit: www.permaculture.co.uk/articles / permaculture-magazine-prize-2019.
How the world's biggest carbon-neutral travel company is taking sustainable travel to new heights Not content with being 100% carbon neutral, tour operator Intrepid Travel has announced plans to become climate positive next year - with the help of a rather unexpected ally… Discover more. Discover more.
Woolies employees volunteer to grow school's permaculture garden In addition to the volunteer time and "sweat equity" from their local Woolies stores' employees, the retailer also donated vital resources like compost, seedlings and gardening tools to Sesete Primary School.
Council vote paves way for permaculture farm A council decision has paved the way for a new permaculture farm and associated new house to be established at Harcourt North.
A blooming lovely day When you have spent every penny you can lay your hands on buying 30 odd acres of land in Pembrokeshire what do you do to start making a living from it as soon as possible?
Week 0 of Building a Hiline Home The Announcement So many have wondered what we have been up to. I ripped out the garden. I tore all the plants out that I so dearly lovingly put into place… Why??? Why would I do such a thing? Follow us along on our dream! Thank you for watching. Please leave a comment and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Pathways to Resilience By Nancy and John Hayden. Veteran farmers Nancy and John Hayden have spent the last quarter century transforming their livestock grazing operation into an agroecological, regenerative fruit farm, nursery, and pollinator sanctuary.
A letter of grief, love and action We are in the middle of an ecological disaster. Our earth is becoming increasingly uninhabitable. Millions of living beings are suffering or vanishing all together. Hundreds of thousands of trees in German forests alone have been dying this summer. With them dies biodiversity, die countless insect species.
It's a Life Skills Problem I couldn't agree more with Max Igan when he repeats that losing our life skills is assuredly one of the most serious vulnerabilities of modern civilization. Of course, I can't agree with his 'no private property' stance, but that's another post.
Camp Paradise uses permaculture techniques to help areas around Butte County OROVILLE - Volunteers from across the U.S. assembled in Paradise for 10 days of camping and ecological restoration. Camp Paradise, the world's first ecosystem restoration disaster camp, ends its "Fall Campout" on Sunday after beginning Oct. 11.
Jeff Mahoney: A future planted securely on terra 'perma,' right here in Hamilton He had long been attracted to the ideal of permaculture. Cynthia volunteered the space after reading an op-ed on permaculture that Adam wrote for The Spectator. Her backyard, before the work began, was a mess, by her own description.
Frugal Fridays - Leaves of Life "And he pointed out to me a river of pure Water of Life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb, coursing down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew Trees of Life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month; the leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations".
Soil repair as climate activism. Permaculture Masterclass #18: Morag Gamble We designed and built our modular eco-home - with much appreciated help from my family. We are mortgage-free and live simply. Our income is derived from permaculture-related activities. We grow a lot of vegetables, herbs and fruit in the polycultural garden-playground surrounding our home.
100 Women: Uganda's permaculture farming pioneer Judith Bakirya - BBC Sport Ugandan farmer Judith Bakirya is going back to basics by planting trees and restoring the land.
Permaculture at White Eagle Village The Crestone Eagle, November 2002:. by Roni S. Chernin. The leaking pool at the White Eagle and the courtyard surrounding it had been a liability-closed and off limits to the public for many years. Owner JoAnne Duncan wanted to make the courtyard accessible again.
Eco-NPO of the week: SEED grows outdoor classrooms for the future SEED was established in 2000 and has spent the last 14 years pioneering the work of growing Outdoor Classrooms, for delivering the curriculum and food security, in under resourced schools. The programme started in the Cape Flats and has been implemented nationally between 2009-2012.
Intro to Permaculture Walk and Talk Oct. 19 REXVILLE - The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County Horticulture Program invites you to attend a unique permaculture farming program open to the public Saturday afternoon, Oct. 19 at 195 Irish Hill Rd., Rexville, NY 14877 from 1-3 p.m.
The Global Green New Deal Representing 700+ million citizens and one quarter of the global economy, mayors of the C40 cities are committed to delivering on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level, as well as to cleaning the air we breathe. The current chair of C40 is Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo; and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R.
Soil for Life founder Pat Featherstone shares her Green Route in Cape Town The peace and tranquillity of the Soil for Life Garden Centre in Constantia attracts daily visitors who come to buy fresh food, herbs and edible weeds, compost, mulch, seedlings and organic products and food from the shop.
At home: using more sustainable ways of cleaning materials I wrote this summary in 2016, I decided to publish it here, even though I have not added any reflection since then. With this summary I am using the 4 points of 'active learning' mentioned in:. Donald A. Schön, The Reflective Practitioner. Planning I started at the door, or actually inside my apartment in the centre of town.
Permaculture advocate says world could be fed and forests saved An Aussie entrepreneur says planting trees is key to tackling climate change.
The Abbey Community Revolution is about the overthrow of one system for another. In the course of time, two ideas that once co-existed have finally become diametrically opposed to one another. At the outset of revolution, one side remains entrenched in power while the other side actively seeks to supplant it.
Why Permaculture is about so much more than gardening. It is true that gardening and food forestry make up a large part of permaculture, and it is what initially drew me to Permaculture, but it certainly isn't all there is. Permaculture is comprised of 3 core ethics, and 12 design principles that guide us in all that we do.
Permaculture - Observation in the Garden Life in the garden is precious. An old fashion garden should be full of life and pollinating insects. This is what I strive for and happiness overflows when you see such abundant life. Thank you for watching. Please leave a comment and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Renewal and Regeneration at Finca Luna Nueva The streets are alive on Sundays in Juluchuca. It's a day to connect with extended families, to catch and eat lunch on the beach, to walk around town and talk to your neighbors. In one such conversation not long ago, Don Juan, a generous, elderly neighbor of mine reminded me how important it is to romper la rutina, to break the routine.
Bears, yahoos, and security needs "I hate to be the bearer of bad news." Sam's words were difficult to pick out over the intermittent cell connection, but this one sentence came through loud and clear. My heart sank.
RetroSuburbia Roadshow - Burrum to Melliodora Our reception at Burrum Biodynamics felt like a hybrid of being permaculture royalty and relatives, which we suppose was sort of true after we discovered that Tanya is a Raeburn from around St Arnaud. Su's mother was a Raeburn born in St Arnaud. Steve Walters is one of those rare people in modern Australia who has never left the farm.
When Its Extremely Hot And No Rain Is In Sight What Is A Gardener To Do? Water, pull unwanted grass, plant some radishes and learn and plan for that cooler wet weather. Here's whats growing in this permaculture garden, beets, radish, the peas that were supposedly OK to plant now died the baked inn the sun death.
RetroSuburbia Roadshow - Food Forest to Marnoo David has been co-teaching on the Food Forest annual Permaculture Design Course with Graham and Annemarie Brookman since 2003. Each year he takes the train and stays for the first week of a residential course, which is then completed in two follow up session of a few days each.
Sustainable camping accommodates and educates tourists one cup of sawdust at a time Reducing your holiday's environmental footprint is not limited to an airline's carbon offset, with the number of sustainable accommodation sites on the rise in WA.
Exo_lexicon_how-A System For Extreme Conditions We are assigned to define an extreme geographical or climatic condition on Earth and develop a generic architectural system including a medical center for vaccination, dormitory for families, sanitary facilities, and food zone for 30-40 people including the permanent staff and temporary dwellers and visitors.
Feathered Friends Fall Festival In Malvern Set For Oct 19 Attendees will learn about caring for backyard chickens, composting, sustainability, and permaculture. There will be games, campfire, tricks, and treats. Those joining the event can bring their own pumpkins for carving; tools will be supplied. You'll also be able to make a scarecrow with your own scarecrow clothes.
Permaculture gathering this weekend NORWAY - To celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy and the Alan Day Community Garden will be hosting a three day gathering October 12-14th. The weekend will be full of workshops, presentations, skill shares, discussions and a screening of the film INHABIT, a Permaculture Perspective.
Ranch Musings: Permaculture in Canada There has been a recent resurgence of interest in permaculture. A review of a 2017 Master's thesis on the topic was reported in an article in the most recent issue of Small Farm Canada.
Permaculture and Extinction Rebellion The rise in Extinction Rebellion has been fast and impactful. Beginning in 2018, the non-violent civil disobedience marches have brought people from across the world together in a bid to make global governments wake up to climate crisis and take immediate action to reverse it.
2019 Winners of Hildur Jackson Award for Regenerative Solutions African educational programme wins annual prize from the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Trust.
Orto Farm in Blampied is extending its sharing vision EVERYTHING Mara Ripani and Ralf Pfleiderer grow on their farm they hope to share in some way - their learnings, harvest bounty and cooking and preserving skills. The couple has been carefully creating Orto Farm in Blampied, overlooked by Mount Franklin, the past four years with a focus on increasing biodiversity and productivity.
The taste of autumn There are old crab apple trees lining the streets in this part of London. They're well established, probably twenty metres tall, and planted closely enough that their crowns touch in the wind. At this time of the year they drop their fruit - tiny, hard, sour crab apples that crunch underfoot in the leaves as you pass by.
Fractal Faith One of my areas of learning over the summer has been permaculture, particularly as people are applying it to communities. One of the most interesting conversations going on in that space is the problem of scalability: how to get the micro and macro to functioning together based on the same values and principles.
Somerville Garden Club: Permaculture and Carbon Sequestration Gardening for the Planet in Your Own Backyard: Permaculture and Carbon Sequestration. Soil is alive with more microbes in a teaspoon of healthy soil than there are people on this planet.
OCS turns lawn into 'Giving Garden' The following has been reprinted with permission from www.GoodNewsNetwork.org. What was once a barren and "resource-greedy lawn" is now a lush student-run garden that grows produce for food banks and schools.
Green Living Workshop: Backyard Permaculture at Narara Ecovillage Eventbrite - Central Coast Council presents Green Living Workshop: Backyard Permaculture at Narara Ecovillage - Sunday, 3 November 2019 at Narara Ecovillage, Narara, NSW. Find event and ticket information.
Guayaki Yerba Mate - LA Permaculture Action Network Day Copy: Come out to GrowGood urban farm for a day of community convergence to regenerate an important urban green space with Permaculture Action Network. The event will also feature a soil advocacy workshop by local non-profit Kiss the Ground.
Micro-Climates Large and Small An amazing 'teachable moment' occurred recently regarding the concept of micro-climates. The "Black Boy" peach stones have been in sand - black sand from the west coast of New Zealand - for the winter. This is our germination strategy.
Bat's Wood attacked. Vegans blamed. The 'hugel hoop' at Bat's Wood which is an amazing permacultural innovation known internationally as 'a sort of circle with plants in it'; has been attacked. For months, this award winning growing space had been the home to cabbages, nasturtiums, potatoes, brambles, leeks, courgettes, cabbages and nasturtiums.
Permaculture Theory and Action by Sensible Earth Aditi and James of Baag Studios will take you through the ethics and principles of permaculture, followed by building soil and planting trees. Free event. Registration required. Only 20 seats are available. Call 9922411239. Carpooling to the venue is encouraged.
Gardening Calendar - October October is the mid-spring period, flowers bloom in abundance, the warmer weather with rain bringing ideal conditions for lush plant growth. The cold weather hasn't quite finished yet, cold nights and even frosts can still be expected, along with strong winds, so it's important to protect tender plants and seedlings.
Building Composting Toilets for Beginners The simplest composting toilet design possible may involve a hole in the ground to collect human waste, and a supply of carbon nearby, such as sawdust, to assist in aerobic composting. Once composted, the result is sometimes called 'night soil'.
Permaculture Design Course with Chris Shanks The Kul Kul Farm at Green School Bali. Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren. Abiansemal. Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80352. Indonesia. View Map View Map.
Where did it go? Did you notice I had not blogged for a while? Did you fantasise that I was soaking up the sun somewhere exotic? On a retreat where all access to the outside world was banned? Nope! Nothing so exciting or unusual. Just busy. You know what I mean - one minute it was early July and then the next it is October!
Permaculture Research Digest An agroecological Europe in 2050: multifunctional agriculture for healthy eating: This report explores the possibility of generalising agroecology to a European scale.
Reforesting the planet - fast I came upon this post on Facebook and realized what a tremendous idea and technology this is. I'm all about solutions and this one is worth sharing. We keep hearing about climate change being human intervention. Yes, we are polluting our planet - air, oceans, soil, water, etc.
Small Pond Installations for Irrigation and Wildlife - Part 1 We've done a couple of pond installations recently, one for our new perennial polyculture trial garden and another for Catherine Zanev's permaculture farm/orchard. I thought I'd write a post to share our experience and provide an overview of our pond design and installation process.
How to make a labyrinth garden A labyrinth is different to a maze. You enter a maze to loose yourself and a labyrinth to find yourself. The philosophy of a labyrinth is that there is no choice along the way. The only decision is whether you enter it and trust that the path will lead you to your goal.
RetroSuburbia Roadshow - Eyre Peninsula to Gawler The Ceduna A1 Cabins and Caravan Park was more downmarket than Esperance, and cost $18 and a friendly rave about the "bloody banks" from the proprietor.
Late September Garden Update It's the end of September and life has been hectic. An unexpected surgery has kept me from spending as much time in the garden as I would have liked. Still, the garden has continued to produce and plans to make it better accessible are underway. The rabbits are now moved into the garden where I can access their droppings better for composting.