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Vanapa - Designing A Sustainable Living...

Vanapa - Designing A Sustainable Living Model
5 acre Family run farm, we work closely with nature and are learning to align our life with the elements of nature. We are working towards making this a Permaculture/Natural Farming demonstration site and a site to promote afforestation.
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Zone 1 Kitchen Garden

Zoe McGrath
(September 2015) 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, please".  The original, rough plan: To begin, we broke up the lawn with the digger on the tractor and ...
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2016 Autumn: Move to Japan

Nick Sikorski
At the end of October I moved to Japan to join my wife who left France a month before I did. The plan still stands: to get some more experience farming, to find some land and to create my own micro-farm. However, as things are moving forwards, the details are becoming clearer: I have spent the pa...
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2016 Summer: La Ferme de Sainte Marthe

Nick Sikorski
Following on from my online PDC with Geoff Lawton and two sort courses at la Ferme du Bec Hellouin, I wanted to get some serious experience of working the land, along with a proper global look at organic farming. I chose la Ferme de Sainte Marthe because they are associated with la Ferme du Bec H...
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2015 Summer: La Ferme du Bec Hellouin

Nick Sikorski
Having just finished my online PDC with Geoff Lawton I wanted to get some on-the-ground experience and, preferably, at a permaculture centre with a good reputation. As I was living in France at the time, I decided to visit the Ferme du Bec Hellouin in Normandy, a permaculture-inspired micro-farm ...
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2015 Spring: Geoff Lawton's Online PDC

Nick Sikorski
Finished my online PDC with Geoff Laton last year now. Was worried about the disadvantages of studying at a distance and not actually getting my hands dirty, so to speak. However, having completed the course, obtaining my certificate and talking with a number of people who got their PDC the old-f...
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2016 Autumn: Move to Japan

Nicholas Sikorski
At the end of October I moved to Japan to join my wife who left France a month before I did. The plan still stands: to get some more experience farming, to find some land and to create my own micro-farm. However, as things are moving forwards, the details are becoming clearer: I have spent the pa...
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2016 Summer: La Ferme de Sainte Marthe

Nicholas Sikorski
Following on from my online PDC with Geoff Lawton and two sort courses at la Ferme du Bec Hellouin, I wanted to get some serious experience of working the land, along with a proper global look at organic farming. I chose la Ferme de Sainte Marthe because they are associated with la Ferme du Bec H...
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2015 Summer: La Ferme du Bec Hellouin

Nicholas Sikorski
Having just finished my online PDC with Geoff Lawton I wanted to get some on-the-ground experience and, preferably, at a permaculture centre with a good reputation. As I was living in France at the time, I decided to visit the Ferme du Bec Hellouin in Normandy, a permaculture-inspired micro-farm ...
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2015 Spring: Geoff Lawton's Online PDC

Nicholas Sikorski
Finished my online PDC with Geoff Laton last year now. Was worried about the disadvantages of studying at a distance and not actually getting my hands dirty, so to speak. However, having completed the course, obtaining my certificate and talking with a number of people who got their PDC the old-f...
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Сергей Белик
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Прошли 2 месяца

Сергей Белик
Вот и сидетраты, видов 25 разных трав, поднимают головы к небу. А тут ещё и майский дождик.
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Прошол 1 месяц

Сергей Белик
Апрель 2012  после приезда Большой Лопаты

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Начало пути

Сергей Белик
Весна 2012 Так начинался мой эксперемент уже нарисован подробный план участка и заказан экскаватор

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BIOshelter - Lodz, Central Poland.

Łukasz Nowacki
BIOshelter is a solar powered residential building managed as a living ecosystem. It is a space that integrates two, seemingly distant from areas of ​​expertise. The first is architecture - created in order to maintain optimal conditions for the development of the ecosystem inside or acquired and...

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Establishing a rooftop farm in Stockholm

Maria Svennbeck
Finally after about 5 years of trying to find the right location, the right team and of course financing, we are starting to establish a rooftop farm on a terass roof in Stockholm! A couple weeks ago we got the soil substrate and built the frames for the growbeds. And hopefully within a couple of...

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Hugelkultur raised bed in a suburban neighborhood

John Stevenson
Rainwater is slowed by the hugelkultur raised bed shown in the photo in a suburban neighborhood. It was created on the spot where a dead crabapple tree once stood. A ditch was dug 6 – 8 feet deep and the tree was placed in the hole. The excavated dirt was piled on top and covered with wormcastin...

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