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The Farm

Tracy Wandling
Well, we’ve finished our first full year on our new property. We still love it, and we’re still excited about all the possibilities, so I think that’s a good sign. My partner has had to do the bulk of the ‘heavy lifting’, and he’s still enthusiastic, so I’m hopefully optimistic that he’s not go...

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Shedding the past

Chris McLeod
Hard times mould and shape the world. You can go to bed one night blissfully unaware of changes in the wind, only to then wake up the next morning and be confronted by an uncaring force moulding and shaping of your personal world. And I use that word “uncaring” in the most literal sense because c...
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Searching for Stable Storage Crops: Sweet Potatoes on the Canadian Prairies

Tim Engbrecht
Ben Falk, author of "The Resilient Farm and Homestead", refers to cold temperate regions such as his Vermont homestead as "storage climates."  In other words, long daylight hours in the summers create a glut of surplus food for the fall harvest, while the long winters that follow are linked to "l...

Starting slip on the window sill Starting slips Slips transferred to potting soil Sweet potatoe beds pre harvest Sweet potatoes ready to harvest

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La Ferme de Sourrou

La Ferme de Sourrou
La Ferme de Sourrou is a site developed over 25 years, managed by two people who have incorporated permaculture principles into land management, animal husbandry, production methods and food and energy autonomy.
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La Ferme de Sourrou

La Ferme de Sourrou
La Ferme de Sourrou is a site developed over 25 years, managed by two people who have incorporated permaculture principles into land management, animal husbandry, production methods and food and energy autonomy.
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Welcome to Hayes Valley Art Works

Jay Rosenberg
Aloha! I’m happy to announce that we are about to begin activating the site. We will be opening up the gates at noon this Sunday for the first time (Nov 1, 12pm) for a site walk thru and site tour.  Please see the latest issue of The Hayes Valley Voice (attached). It includes th...

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Fast, Free Forests--Publishing "failures"

Tim Engbrecht
Some time ago, I documented some experiments I did establishing willow and caragana cuttings using various methods.  The short-term result of those experiments was that it appeared cuttings driven directly into the sod along my fenceline with NO particular preparation of either the site or the c...

Using a swedish clearing axe to harvest the willow Beginning to establish the new shelterbelt at the high water line of the unfilled pond Stacking functions emotionally 30 meters of shelterbelt in 3 hours

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Willow Windbreak Experiment Update ("Fast, Free Forests")

Tim Engbrecht
Some time ago, I documented some experiments I did establishing willow and caragana cuttings using various methods.  The short-term result of those experiments was that it appeared cuttings driven directly into the sod along my fenceline with NO particular preparation of either the site or the c...

Harvesting 2 year old willow whips from road allowance Pre soaking cuttings prior to planting along newly established pond edge Driving cutting through 5 8mm of newspaper after pre piercing with a metal rod 30 meters of shelterbelt in 3 hours

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Terracing Zone 1 Garden

Zoe McGrath
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Terracing Zone 1 Garden

Zoe McGrath
Before Shot: A front lawn with a slope and zero productivity Our mission: Create a zone 1 keyhole garden on contour that the animals can't wreak havoc on. Oh and don't block the view. The original, rough plan: To begin, we broke up the lawn with the digger on the tractor and laid out logs...

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Rural Innovation Campus - Pemba

Rural Innovation Campus - Pemba
The Rural Innovation Campus is a barrier-free learning hub that provides a platform for rural Pembans seeking to pilot new farming techniques, innovative forestry practices, renewable energy solutions and green building technologies.
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Pemba Permaculture

Daimen Hardie
To learn more about our campaign to bring more Permaculture to Pemba Island, please visit our Indiegogo - Pemba Permaculture

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Integrated Pest Management WEB

Roman Eisenkoelbl
Integrated Pest Management WEB During my last few co-teaching session at several PDC´s in India and Spain, i developed the Integrated Pest Management Web. My original inspiration happened during a course in India with Rico Zook. My aim with this approach is to visually show the relationships...

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Soil Sun Soul PDC SPain 2015 with Rico Zook - Slideshow

Roman Eisenkoelbl
Here are a few pictures of our 3rd PDC in Spain,Alta Garrotxa area together with Rico Zook and Soil Sun Soul Team at a beautiful location ,Mas Pujou. Thanks to everyone involved and enjoy the pictures. Thanks for the photos to: Fi , Kate & RomanMusic by : Sun Hayland
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An Event Three Years in the Making: Austin's 1st Public Food Forest

Dana Crawford
Hello Food Forest Friends! At long last, the Festival Beach Food Forest will become a reality this weekend with Earthworks and next weekend with Tree Planting. This project is collaborative effort of the Festival Beach Community Garden, Austin Permaculture Guild, Tree Folks, the city of Austin, ...
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My garden in Mongolia. I name it as a " Permaculture Garden Pattern in Mongolia"

Erdenechuluun Choijilsuren
This is not a big land, rather, I cal it a small peace of a Nature in Ger area. Ger area is a sub urban part of Ulaanbaatar city where people live in a small peace of private land/yards. Unfortunetale most of them have no trees, grasses, plants at their lands. Ger area covers about 20.000 hectars...
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THE EDITOR STRIKES BACK

Chris McLeod
A long time ago in a mountain range far, far away…. Well, to be totally honest it was only a few weeks back, but it does seem like a long time ago that the new chicken enclosure “Chooktopia” project was completed. The completion of the new chicken enclosure was a real setback for the Rebel Rode...
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Merbok Food Forest

Merbok Food Forest
Food forest on a 1.3 acre of land with fruit trees, ponds, terraces, animals, rainwater harvesting, etc.
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