permaculture garden





7/28/2015
Permaculture premise is creating a self-sustaining garden that has a nurturing relationship with your yard’s environment and symbiotic relationship among the plantings.
7/28/2015
Making your home garden productive is an in-depth and gradual process. Though you can work with a design professional to hash out a use plan and plant list early on, it still takes several phases and periods of acclimation for a garden to begin to really thrive. Start utilizing the margins in your garden and beginning yielding more for your community.
5/13/2015
Rethinking a garden bed - from problematic to perfect for garlic.
5/13/2015
In The Nourishing Homestead, Ben Hewitt along with his wife Penny tell the story of how we can create truly satisfying, permanent, nourished relationships to the land, nature, and one another. With plenty of practical ways to grow nutrient-dense food, build soil, and develop traditional skills, this book is sure to inspire a new generation of homesteaders.
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.
1/20/2015
"An Unlikely Vineyard" by Deirdre Heekin tells her story of growing wine in the unlikely hills of Vermont and her quest to express the essence of place in every bottle. It is about the evolution of her farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape that melds with its natural environment. A gentle narrative with lush photography, this book will appeal to anyone who loves food, farms, and living well.
10/5/2014
Permaculture has become the new buzzword in certain circles. What is it? Do we need it?
6/27/2014
"Integrated Forest Gardening" is the first, and most comprehensive, guide about plant guilds ever written, and it covers in detail both what guilds are and how to design and construct them, complete with extensive color photography and design illustrations.
3/31/2014
Building a layered bed to develop organic material in the soil, hold moisture and decrease the amount of work.
3/12/2014
How fast climate change will require you and your descendants to move north in order to keep farming and gardening a serious question you should be asking yourself.
3/9/2014
Our first project: building a small keyhole mound.
2/26/2014
Showing where we were before our permaculture garden began.
2/10/2014
Do you want a permaculture garden? An ongoing blog about our journey using permaculture design ideas, to develop the organic matter in soil and produce a higher yield.
7/9/2013
Survivalist Gardener Rick Austin offers natural and long-lasting tips for repelling pests and insects in gardens hidden in the forest.
5/30/2013
Tired of pests? Here are five tips for knocking ‘em back without resorting to pesticides and toxic chemicals.
2/9/2013
A winter thaw inspires starting the first seeds of the season - indoors, of course: kale, chard, and spinach to start.
11/28/2012
Looking ahead to spring, we're using these long days to plan a rootstock order of perennial trees, shrubs, and herbs.
8/21/2012
Set up a washing station in your garden. Rinse your veggies there, saving the water for the garden and keeping your kitchen clean.
5/23/2012
Transitioning seedlings from indoor starts to outdoor plants
5/10/2012
There are various means for developing an edible landscape.
4/17/2012
Using 16-foot livestock panels in many ways on your homestead.
3/30/2012
Eating only homegrown foods on the Fridays in Lent.
3/20/2012
Growing and harvesting hazelnuts (filberts) in your garden.
3/17/2012
Starting flats of seedlings begins this year's growing season.
3/6/2012
Thoughts on growing all your own food. How much space is required and other things to consider.
2/2/2012
Sauerkraut is an effective and delicious way to store cabbage and add something "fresh" to the winter months
1/14/2012
The good, the bad and the ugly of a nice mild winter and its effects on the homestead in 2012.
1/4/2012
The ACTUAL benefits of weeds in your garden. Use and value diversity! Find the benefit!
12/22/2011
A rundown of activities you can do in the winter to improve your homestead.
11/10/2011
Leaves are a valuable source of mulch and fertility within the permaculture garden.
10/17/2011
Actor Carel Struycken is famous for his role as Lurch in Addams Family, as well as many other roles. He is also a big proponent of permaculture. Nyerges talks with Struycken at his Pasadena home about permaculture and sustainable farming.
10/12/2011
Maddy Harland explains how to make light work of establishing the ground layer in a forest garden, create a wildlife habitat and control pests all at the same time.
10/5/2011
Homegrown vegetables are a lesson for kids in where food comes from.
9/21/2011
This is an excerpt from Christopher Nyerges' "Self-Sufficient Home" book (published by Stackpole) where he talks about some of his early gardening experiences and when he learned that the health of the soil is the most important aspect of gardening.
9/19/2011
Using cold frames for fall salad greens can extend your season of fresh eating.
6/6/2011
Maddy Harland introduces forest gardening – beautiful, low maintenance and productive gardens that provide for many of our needs – food, fuel, medicines and fibers.
5/10/2011
In Arizona, an intrepid desert gardener harvests rainwater to grow his own food. A Missouri garden writer feeds his soil to feed himself. In Texas, a garden wall encourages community. These are a few of my favorite gardens.
4/26/2011
Maddy Harland writes about principles that underpin our understanding and practical application of permaculture. She relates them to designing a green home and garden but also explains how permaculture can help us to create more sustainable lifestyle
4/14/2011
Maddy Harland introduces the three ethics behind permaculture design and explains why permaculture is more than a gardening technique — it’s a practical tool for a better, more creative life!




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