Last week’s “Science Friday” on NPR had a segment on gardening, and it was a good example of why we need Permaculture. It can help show why Permaculture offers us something very different from the approach taught in most Master … Continue reading Science VS Permaculture? Organics VS Synthetics? Heirlooms VS Hybrids?
The Transformative Landscape Initiative seeks to help people create truly regenerative and societally impactful landscapes through a number of support tools, including information, sample letters, promotional materials, yard signs, AND recognition from an organization including thousands of members. If you … Continue reading Endorse the Transformative Landscape Criteria
In the Buddhist scriptures, there’s a passage where a student approaches the Buddha and accuses him of never talking about the “unknowable questions,” questions about the future, of heaven, hell, and what happens after we die, and so on. To … Continue reading Transcending Climate Doom
(These are the shocking “pest” that cause problems, especially weeds in native gardens. Recognize them?) Last Spring, I went out to visit a large local “native prairie” garden around town and found landscapers there getting ready to till … Continue reading The #1 Most Shocking Reason for Weeds in Native Gardens:
“You can solve all the world’s problems in a garden.” – Geoff Lawton, The Permaculture Research Institute RELATED VIDEO: Permaculture ideas for positive direct action! Hot enough for ya? If not, just wait: According to NASA 2014, 2015, and 2016 were each consecutively the hottest years on record globally, and 2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Nino, coming in second after 2016. Already, 2018 is looking like it will be a contender. This next couple of paragraphs are the bummer part, so first: LOOK! A BUNNY! Of course, it would be nice if heat was the … Continue reading Gardening Against Climate Change – 10 Tips and Techniques
Last year was so wet, and so predictably so, that we didn’t even bother to put out our rain barrels. No need. Would have been a waste of time and energy. All our beds are designed to collect water, and we were getting at least an inch per week anyway. Other than “watering-in” seedlings, I never watered once all season. Same thing the year before. Two good years in a row! Spring 2016 will bring the return of our rain barrels. After looking at US and EU drought monitors, as well as a private service, all are predicting that we’ll … Continue reading Gardening in the 2016 Drought
Why is it that nobody ever walks into a healthy forest and says, “boy, does somebody ever need to do some mulching in here! Somebody needs to weed, water and fertilize this forest, too!” For the most part, healthy forests … Continue reading Forest Gardening Articles and Resources