Permaculture Chickens KickStarter

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An educational film on raising chickens with nature from hatching to the plate (and everything in between). Justin’s Kickstarter Project can be found here The Film Chickens are the gateway towards complete self-reliance. Chickens are a perfect starting point for anyone who wants to be more connected to their food. Not only are they fun… Read more »

An Imagination of Stormy Weather

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Time moves slowly in Rutherford, NSW. Or at least it did until the developers moved in. What was once a rolling expanse of beef country, has over night become burning roofs and hot black bitumen. You will of course see the occasional small grass yard, but no other plants inside sustain it. Agriculture still does… Read more »

Some New Angles on Grazing Cells

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The Big Scrub is gone; destroyed by loggers and cattle farmers a century ago. What was once Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest—900km2 of biodiversity—is now largely home to cows and grass. Even between these two components many landowners still struggle to enforce balance. Thistle-covered paddies, eroded hillsides, compacted soils with sparse vegetation—scars from this struggle cover… Read more »

Contour Beds Peru

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The ancient Inca also utilised contour patterning in their agriculture. This article will describe the process we took to create kitchen garden contour beds in the Sacred Valley Peru. Contour beds are annual and/or perennial vegetable garden beds that conform to the natural pattern of the landscape. Being on contour means that the paths and… Read more »

PDC in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

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Come join us June 14-27 2015 for our Permaculture design course located in the Sacred Valley, Peru. This Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Two-Week Intensive Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beautiful gardens of Sach’a Munay eco retreat with delicious food and a creative learning environment with internationally renowned permaculture… Read more »

The Picasso Food Forest

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All the pictures included in this page are strictly taken from the Picasso Food Forest. The project Fruttorti di Parma takes inspiration from agro-ecology, agroforestry and permaculture, a design approach for creating sustainable human settlements by imitating natural systems. The Picasso Food Forest is the first experimental site of a public urban food forest in… Read more »

Foraging Fun: Highbush Cranberries

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Photography courtesy of Tom Nagy Although reading about plants from trusted resources is an excellent introduction to the world of botany, experiencing plants as the creatures that they are in their natural context and in person is crucial to learning to distinguish them from any potentially poisonous or otherwise dangerous look-alikes and to grasp the… Read more »