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Cedar House Inn Demonstration Project
Cedar House Inn Demonstration Project
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6463 Hwy 19 North, Dahlonega, GA, US
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

Alanna Brannen Alex Hardman Bail Davis Bert McDert David Garner Deanna Howe ECE ÇANKAYA Jack Milholm Jim Albert John Lee matthew boutte Noah Peryam peter hartman Richard Moore Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Stephanie Smith Sunshine Hampton
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Cedar House Inn Demonstration Project

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Commercial, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

A eco friendly bed and breakfast inn and permaculture demonstration project/educational site on 3 acres in the North Georgia mountains.

Project Description

The inn has been operating since 2003 to provide guests with bed and breakfast lodging in an eco friendly manner. The inn structure is a passive solar design and has many green features.

The owner/innkeepers started using permaculture principles and methods in the Fall of 2009 in developing an extensive organic vegetable garden using sheet mulching methods to create fertile soil and a no till garden. The first year was very successful and provided food for the innkeepers and guests. Inn guests also were eager to learn about the techniques used to transfer to their own gardens. Swales were also begun in 2009 for water retention and conservation. Many swales have been added throughout the property.

We have also added gutters and rain barrels to catch rainwater. Greywater reuse is planned for the future. Composting toilets have been in use in the yurts since opening the inn. Humanure composting is performed as well as composting of kitchen waste and paper.

The owners have planted over 300 trees and shrubs on the 3 acre site since purchasing the property to attract wildlife, provide shade and reduce the carbon footprint. In 2010 the non food producing varieties have been thinned out to accomodate food trees and bushes (berries and fruits) to be used by the owners and guests.

This project is a "work in progress" with additional plantings, ponds and other permaculture elements added over time.

The project is intended to provide food for the innkeepers/guests, wildlife and surplus given to neighbors, friends or sold. In the future preserving and canning of the surplus will be performed for year around food use.

The project is also designed to serve as an educational tool to show students about living a permaculture lifestyle.

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Shading Cooler Loving Veggies from Hot Sun

Using old screen doors for shade works to shade cooler loving veggies.

Posted almost 10 years ago (0 comments)

Sheet Mulching

Reducing lawn by sheet mulching

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Spring at Cedar House Inn

Spring is here and things are blooming!

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Winter Activities 2012

Winter is a great time to begin preparation for Spring 2012 planting.

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

Fall 2011 Planting Update

Just planted the Fall edible plantings of gogi berries, jujubes, serviceberries, american persimmons, goumi berries and additional black currants. Also added fungi tabs.

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

Transplanted Mullein

Mullein is a medicinal that grows wild in North Georgia. It is easily identified because it has soft leaves like lambs ear.

Posted about 13 years ago (0 comments)

Guests enjoying the Permaculture Tour

This weekend we had many guests wanting a tour of the property.

Posted about 13 years ago (0 comments)

More Plantings Added

We have completed our early Spring plantings of fruit and berry bushes before the warm weather arrives.

Posted about 13 years ago (0 comments)

New Plantings

Have planted many fruit and berry bushes/trees prior to Spring season to insure proper rooting.

Posted over 13 years ago (0 comments)
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