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Otoe (I have been misspelling it)

Patrick McGinn
Cri San Temo has a new sign, and a new gate, thanks to Hector. A large hardwood tree has fallen over due to the wet soils. Hector and I are making a nature observation platform which will go up about 20 feet in the air. I planted Otoe that i go from the local farmers mkt.
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Otoe (I have been misspelling it)

Patrick McGinn
Cri San Temo has a new sign, and a new gate, thanks to Hector. A large hardwood tree has fallen over due to the wet soils. Hector and I are making a nature observation platform which will go up about 20 feet in the air. I planted Otoe that i go from the local farmers mkt.
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Give bees a chance

Chris McLeod
All we are saying is: give bees a chance. I dabble with bees on the farm and have done so for a few years now. Australia is fortunately blessed with native bees and plenty of other insect pollinators. The thing is though, in the first year that I introduced European honey bees to the farm, th...
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Beginners Power Tools for Ladies Course Notes

Veronique Palmer
The reason for this is to give me all the skills I need to become self-sufficient and go off-grid. For me that also includes basic home repair, which I know nothing about.  This was the logical starting point. Hands down the best money I have spent this year, was the Power Tools for Beginners co...

Learning about wood

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Perfumery

Veronique Palmer
Margaret Roberts is a walking legend! She runs courses at her Herbal Centre and one day when I grow up, I wanna be just like her.  She’s in her 70’s and more vibrant that I have ever been in my life. We attended a Perfumery talk recently, here’s what we learnt: Cold pressed, organic, extra vi...
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Beekeeping Day 2

Veronique Palmer
The adventure continues.  New eggs stand up straight in cells, by day 3 they are lying down in a C shape. Eggs are white and you can see them against the black of the cell.  (The wax goes black with age). New bees first learn and train to walk and fly around the safety of the hive before goin...

Outfit

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Beekeeping Day 1

Veronique Palmer
The plight of bees globally is pretty common knowledge these days.  It’s something you hear, but not necessarily pay any attention to.  I signed up for a beekeeping course with Walkerville Beekeepers and it’s completely changed the way I look at bees and honey. What an incredible little creature ...

Apiary

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Preserving the Harvest: Lacto-Fermented Kale

David Dahlsrud
Preserving the Harvest: Lacto-Fermented Kale Kale is one of those polarizing veggies that you hear so much about!  You either love it or hate it, most folks have an opinion once they’ve tried kale.  There is a lot to love about kale (even if you can’t stand the flavor, or texture, or whate...
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Kumeroa valley farm

Kumeroa valley farm
Education/healing centre to reconnect people with nature, community and themselves.
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Eco Building Course

Rami Siam
Here are some photos of the Earthbag building course we held at Sustainalivity earlier this year.  Phase One of the building is a 4m diameter x 3m high cylinder set into a south-facing terrace, with only a quarter of the building exposed. To fill the Earthbags, we used 60% soil that was dug out...

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Paje Eco Lodge

Paje Eco Lodge
Earth bag building course for Eco Lodge construction on Unguja island, Zanzibar
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FOUR SPOTS LEFT: Fall Permaculture & Research Internships in the Rainforest of Ecuador, with PDC Course

Katherine Theus
Third Millennium Alliance (TMA) was founded in 2007 with the purchase of 100 acres and the establishment of the Jama-Coaque Reserve (JCR) in the western province of Manabí, Ecuador, between the cities of Jama and Pedernales, and four kilometers inland. Now encompassing over 1,200 acres, the Jama-...
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On site planning

Andi Gantenbein
at the second irrigation pond

Andi terradocaju site 2 planning lake

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Terra do Caju

Terra do Caju
Terra do Caju is a case study how to transform the pervasive deforestated left-over-land into a sustainable agriculture based on permacultural philosophy and the indian knowledge heritage of terra preta.
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Andi Gantenbein

Andi terradocaju site 2 planning lake

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