While our garden supplies a variety of 300 species of fruit, nuts and vegetables, many of which are choice delicacies rarely found even in expensive health-food stores, the greatest yield we obtain from our Permaculture garden is our interaction … Continue reading Deer-Proof (Critter-Proof) Permaculture (With Plant Lists!)
(A beautiful new forest garden we’re helping with, in the very beginings of establishment!) (Original, August 2016, Updated Feb 2021.) “Establishing a Garden is Expensive!” I recenty spoke to a gardener who said they thought they had spent … Continue reading Prolific Plants for a Rapidly Expanding Garden
Want to know one of the easiest ways ever to grow a garden? Have you failed at growing a veggie garden before? Have a brown thumb ? Why not try growing a weed garden!? With people understanding that this Coronavirus … Continue reading Grow a “Weed Garden”
I will be presenting on the emerging paths of right livelihood through community transformation work at the Re-generation summit, 1 February 2021, 3:00 pm EST. If you sign up, please use my link to send 30% my way as a … Continue reading Make a living leading community regeneration- Re-generation summit
As we seek to build vibrant community for ourselves, it is inevitable that conflicts will arise, such as the common conflict between intuition and reason. If we are a bit idealistic about the idea of community, it can cause a … Continue reading Transcending the Common Conflict Between Intuition and Reason.
With our recent growth, new programs and a reduced ability to provide accountability through Facebook, I (Mike Hoag) thought it would be a good idea to provide this refresher and overview here to provide for public oversight and community accountability. … Continue reading Transformative Adventures Organizational Vision (About)
We now have community member profiles, where you can post information about yourself and your projects. Check out the start of our profiles, here. And click here to register. Continue reading Register for our online Community for Transformative Action!
Do we need livestock for fertility? Some people get the idea from some new Permie and Regenerative Ag sources that livestock magically generate fertility, that fertility is impossible without livestock. So they think “I have to have livestock to do … Continue reading Are livestock Necessary for Regenerative Agriculture?
(Originally published, May 2015, updated January 2021) The French “Jardin de Curé” might just be the original “Permaculture garden” of temperate Europe: diverse, beautiful, abundant, easy, and custom designed for the circumstances at hand. I believe we have a lot to learn from these old, evolved gardening systems of traditional cultures, so our front yard at Lillie House was deeply inspired by this style of garden. Let me take you on a tour of our “Permaculture Jardin de Cure´” while I share some garden pictures from this morning. The “Curate” or “Cure´” was the head parishioner in the French Presbyterian … Continue reading Permaculture Jardin de Curé
I have complex thoughts on why I don’t teach or really promote Elaine Ingham‘s soil food web approach much. I get asked about this a lot. First, a lot of people are passionate about this, so if using a microscope … Continue reading Soil Food Web, What you need to know.