Designing and Establishing Edible Hedges, Hedgerows, and Windbreaks

https://instagram.com/p/BnCsKIWgVj_/ You want to LEARN JUST ONE WEIRD TRICK that will have a guaranteed positive effect on a huge range of features including: Farm and garden productivity and profitability Reduced irrigation requirements Reduce cost of fencing and livestock management and feeding Home and garden security Improved livability and reduced home heating and cooling costs Reduced pest and disease pressures Increased pollinators, native flora and fauna, Increased soil health and fertility,  Increased water health, Increased biodiversity and overal ecosystem health Fight climate change by sequestering a whole lot of carbon And provide more food for less work than just about any … Continue reading Designing and Establishing Edible Hedges, Hedgerows, and Windbreaks

Espalier Training Lillie House Style, Summer Pruning

Espalier training for apple trees!  This is one video on a whole series we’re putting together for our Community Supported Forest Gardening Course.  This Fall, I’ll finally be releasing this whole course as an online class for folks planning to Permaculture up their yards in 2019. And of course, these – and MORE – will still be available through our Community Supported Forest Gardening program here on site.  Here’s another place, along with perennial border design, coppicing, and hedgerow planting and maintenance, where my advice differs from that of many mainstream sources like extensions because I think the ol’ timers … Continue reading Espalier Training Lillie House Style, Summer Pruning

Permaculture and Money: Investing in Transforming our Lives, Livelihoods, and Society

“I’m not interested in what you do in your garden. You can read any one of 1,000 books on the topic. What I want to talk about is where you’re banking your money, and how you’re spending it.”  Bill Mollison, the Founder of Permaculture As a system of design, Permaculture can be applied to almost every aspect of our lives, including how we structure our finances and fund our endeavors. It’s worth noting that far less than half of the Permaculture Designer’s Manual is about growing food. And for me and Kim, it is the materials on Social Permaculture design, … Continue reading Permaculture and Money: Investing in Transforming our Lives, Livelihoods, and Society