permaculture farming





7/22/2015
This is Part 2 of a two-part post series explaining how biodynamic agriculture views your farm as a living organism. By tapping into the ecology that makes up your farm and viewing these systems holistically, you can utilize the natural world to grow healthy crops and achieve true sustainability. Your farm has a body and seeks wellness through biodiversity and habitat variability.
7/17/2015
Biodynamic agriculture views the farm as a living organism. By tapping into the ecology that makes up your farm and viewing these systems holistically, you can utilize the natural world to grow healthy crops and achieve true sustainability. Your farm has a body and seeks wellness through biodiversity and habitat variability.
5/11/2015
Increasing urban food production is true food access.
4/28/2015
In Farming the Woods, authors Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel teach readers how to fill forests with food by viewing agriculture from a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non timber products. Forest farming is an invaluable practice to integrate into any farm or homestead, especially as the need for unique value-added products and supplemental income becomes increasingly important for farmers.
3/30/2015
Shifting our built environments from the current linear blocks of car-centric urban sprawl to more integrated human-scale and life-sustaining organisms is not much different in principle than turning a concrete yard into a permaculture plot. We have to think in terms of arrangement of vital nodes, distance between interdependent threads, paths of least resistance, utilizing existing natural conditions, and maximizing water, energy and food sources.
5/30/2014
Permaculture is at the heart of the solution of many environmental crises. Permaculture is alive with the possibilities of positive change.
3/10/2014
Reynaldo Ochoa, the subject of a new short film, grows with a goal of teaching and practicing permaculture unique to an individual's region, emphasizing sustainable farming as opposed to “slash and burn” agriculture.
10/24/2013
I, alone, am no one. I do not grow food. I do not water the garden. I do not photosynthesize. I do not put the life force in the soil. I do not make the seed. A natural force other than I is responsible for all this. That same natural force uses this body I like to consider my own to garden.
5/13/2013
A permaculture-based, 2,000-acre farm in Northern California integrates grassfed livestock with orchard farming.
2/9/2013
A winter thaw inspires starting the first seeds of the season - indoors, of course: kale, chard, and spinach to start.
1/9/2013
The 20th-Annual Organic Growers School takes place March 8 through March 10 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) in Asheville, N.C. The event, which is open to the public, provides practical, region-appropriate organic growing and permaculture workshops, homesteading and rural living classes, as well as a seed exchange, silent auction and trade show.
1/3/2013
Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc.
12/11/2012
Book reviews by permaculture educator Cindy Conner. Learn about Sustainable Market Farming, The Art of Fermentation, The Permaculture Handbook, and The Small-Scale Poultry Flock.
11/28/2012
Looking ahead to spring, we're using these long days to plan a rootstock order of perennial trees, shrubs, and herbs.
9/15/2012
Preserving an abundant basil harvest for the coming winter.
8/16/2012
Use of a mobile chicken tractors allows us to keep the birds on fresh ground and stay on top of the weeds.
7/5/2012
Weeding in the summer is all about species maintenance
6/21/2012
The accumulation and storage of hay is an essential summer task.
6/7/2012
Harvesting abundance in the early spring.
5/23/2012
Transitioning seedlings from indoor starts to outdoor plants
5/10/2012
There are various means for developing an edible landscape.
4/25/2012
Monitoring energy use has led to increased motivation for conservation
4/16/2012
Pruning perennials is essential for plant health and vigorous production.
3/17/2012
Starting flats of seedlings begins this year's growing season.
2/29/2012
Homestead skills of yogurt-making and bread-baking increase your independence from grocery store aisles and international food conglomerates.
2/16/2012
Building a vibrant local community through local economics and rural culture.
2/2/2012
Sauerkraut is an effective and delicious way to store cabbage and add something "fresh" to the winter months
1/20/2012
Permaculture is a holistic, integrative design for a sustainable future: registrations now open for D Acres' 2012 Permaculture Design Course!
1/14/2012
The good, the bad and the ugly of a nice mild winter and its effects on the homestead in 2012.
1/5/2012
Wood is our source of heat for the winter, as are sweaters and hats!
12/8/2011
As winter descends a three-season hoop house is weeded, compost spread, and a straw mulch applied. Next spring will be here soon.
11/10/2011
Leaves are a valuable source of mulch and fertility within the permaculture garden.
10/27/2011
D Acres offers alternative economics. We are the 99&: join us.
10/13/2011
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
10/5/2011
Homegrown vegetables are a lesson for kids in where food comes from.
9/25/2011
Read about methods to utilize animal- and human- power for trimming the lawn and keeping back weeds, all free of fossil fuels.
1/25/2011
Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica’s verdant San Carlos agricultural region is a dynamic, living example of permaculture and biodynamic farming, where every being is part of a system that nurtures the body and the soul.
1/19/2011
Finca Exotica is ideal for travelers who want to immerse themselves in the Osa Peninsula's bounty and learn about permaculture and sustainable building.




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