The Landscape Transformation program, also sometimes marketed as the Community Supported Permaculture and Forest Gardening CSA Program is “CSA” (Community Supported Agriculture) subscription program that combines “everything you need to start a successful project that will transform your landscape.” It is “the CSA that grows food at your house, while transforming your landscape.” It combines nursery and seed stock, produce tastings and recipes, group consultation and a season long class. Continue reading The Landscape Transformation Program Business Plan.
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!)
(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
Permaculture goodness directly into your auditory canals! We will be updating with new articles with audio, readings, interviews, and actual podcasts. So if you want to flush your ears out with some Transformative Adventures, make sure to visit and sign … Continue reading NEW! The Transformation Podcast!
For a better future, the greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production. Continue reading The 10 Percent Pledge for a Better Future
How does a Permaculture Designed homestead compare to a conventional homestead or farm? With our special one-time online Transformative Adventures Permaculture Design Certificate Course coming up, I wanted to create a photo-essay to help people explore the topic. Having been … Continue reading Permaculture vs Homesteading
(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:
In foraging circles, you often hear of concepts like “hamburger bushes,” because, alas… they do not exist. There are no plants that produce fruits or vegetables that are easy and convenient, and provide a full balanced meal without any kind … Continue reading The Search for the Holy Hamburger Bush: Plants for an Easy Fast Food Garden
As a teacher, trainer, speaker and author on homesteading, sustainable living, activism, art, and farming there is one key “complaint” I have heard from people literally hundreds of times: They get stuck. They can’t figure out what they want, or … Continue reading How to ACTUALLY Transform our Lives and Achieve our Dreams
I’m extremely proud to announce that we’re running this beautiful program again this year, which we created with our dear friend, student, teacher, and inspiration, Hanna Read of Art of Health Massage. This year, we even have a few new tricks and … Continue reading Learning from Herbs: Adventures in Home Herbalism