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EPIC in ARCADIA

EPIC in ARCADIA
Goals: to establish a working example of tropical permaculture (inclusive of Architecture & interconnected food gardens as well as aquaculture) and how self-sufficiency is a true reality.
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PermaKamp Ogumce Campus

PermaKamp Ogumce Campus
The creation of the child friendly Joint Habitats Project : produce real food around cities within the specified land that designed through Permaculture principles.
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our next event..

ANNA GURNEY
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The Boodaville Project

The Boodaville Project
A rural permaculture project with a focus on non-formal sustainability education.
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Question on Neonicotinoids

Rodney Robinson
   Hey all.   I almost bought some blueberry bushes without asking if they use Neonicotinoids.      Anybody have any thoughts on Neonicotinoids?        I see Wikiepedia says that Neonicotinoids have a half life of 34 days in full sun.  Not sure what that means though.       Luckily I am on t...
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Tick controll, baby chicks and clearing!

Carl Ragsdale
Some much needed yard clearing has been done over the last 3 weeks. Yesterday I got one acess road cleared out from many years of over growth. Still treating the yard and outer areas with Diatomaceous Earth. Has helped alot. back in April just a quick stroll around the house in zone 1 you would h...
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The redesign of a site called "The Fact...

The redesign of a site called "The Factory"
We own a wonderful site in France which we have developed over the past 25 years. I'm at retirement age, and increasingly open to ways in which I can reduce my maintenance effort. Until now, we've relied heavily on power equipment to help out, but wish to reduce our property's "f...
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Lost Savanna Farm

Lost Savanna Farm
Farm-scale Permaculture
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PDC Certificate

Carl Ragsdale
Hey folks just now getting all my updates done. Here is a snap shot of the certificate got it real fast, was shocked to be honest. We got moved in the new Homestead on  5/30/15 been non stop since. Getting the Kitchen in place has been top on the list.  Got have to have a way to cook.  Seems like...

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How to dig a hole

Chris McLeod
Last week’s wind really dried the landscape. It was as if the strong winds blowing in from the centre of this hot continent stole every drop of moisture from the soil surface on the farm and then just took all of that moisture somewhere else. On the other hand that lack of moisture made the const...
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Just An Update On the Dow Dominion Gardens

Nathan Dow
I posted a new update about my project on the Dow Dominion blog, if you'd like to check it out.  In the post I talk about the improvements I've made to the garden since last year, as well as what plants I have been harvesting over the past Spring season. You can read the post by CLICKING HERE!...

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1 year update - well a little more than 1 year

Joseph Whitmore
Pond - the area between bridges filled and starting holding water before it was completely dredged, but the ducks love it. The area below the lower bridge is slow going and required putting in access for a back hoe and spending a lot of time doing stump removal. If larger equipment could be broug...
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2015 Geoff Lawton PDC design exercise, Alaska cold climate

Corey Schmidt
This links to a forum post where anyone interested can download the pdf I submitted for my design exercise for the 2015 Geoff Lawton online PDC. The property is at 59 degrees north in Koppen Dsc, subarctic, but on the mild extreme of subarctic lots of pictures : ) http://www.permies.com/t/48...
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Mushroom Finca

Patrick McGinn
During a tour of the land Hector and Luis found three varieties of mushrooms growing happily on piles of rotted wood. This made me do a little research. Still looking for and Intern who wants to have a small house and internet connection. About 125usd (a month) is what I can afford for a stipend....
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Urban Permaculture Design and Implement...

Urban Permaculture Design and Implementation in Subtropical Climate
Come and see how we transform this, just a bit over 500m2 urban block in subtropical climate, into our small permaculture paradise. :-)
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fast cheap sub irrigation for pots

Corey Schmidt
I was tired of losing most of the precious water at this dry time of year out the bottom when watering potted plants.  I wasn't ready to go the time and expense to build a proper wicking bed, so i came up with just tying up the ends of the plastic my pots were resting on and situating it so the o...

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Dreamland Farm

Dreamland Farm
As the name implies, Dreamland Farm is the realisation of a dream cherished for half a century. Having spent 40 years in an office, I am now free to enjoy the boundless pleasures of nature. Thanks to the values and principles of permaculture, I am trying to creatively forge an alliance with it fo...
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Certified!!

Corey Schmidt
I received my PRI PDC certificate! It was  a really mind expanding course and is informing my decisions and creative visualization daily. I'm having fun putting these things into practice right here at home on Ismailof Island, in Alaska's Kachemak Bay, near Homer, latitude 59 north.  Have a loo...

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