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Permaculture et Système Aquaponique. Les Principes de la Permaculture en Français. Piecing Together a Guild of Your Own. Photo: Panorama (Courtesy of hardworkinghippy) In the scheme of permaculture food production, harnessing the most out of nature whilst using its own attributes, creating plant guilds ranks pretty high up there.

Piecing Together a Guild of Your Own

Most of us know them in simplified forms such as the three sisters—corn, beans and squash—or companion plantings like carrots and onions or tomatoes and basil. While these combinations are great things to be familiar with, the larger lesson is learning to create more systemic guilds on our own. Obviously, it is much more beneficial to us, as growers of food and designers of edible landscapes, to recognize the pattern of plants that group together nicely as opposed to learning a few complimentary sets. In essence, wouldn’t it be great to simply know how to make our own, personalized guilds, to be able to effectively combine plants suitable to our respective environments rather than trying to plant an apple tree guild in the tropics or bananas in Canada? The Centerpiece The Seconds. How to Build a Worm Tower. A few years back we put this short video clip up on YouTube with Permaculture Schools Gardening expert Leonie Shanahan talking about her worm tower.

How to Build a Worm Tower

Well the idea seems to have caught on as little colourful worm towers are now springing up everywhere in the Permaculture landscape. While filming a segment with Geoff Lawton recently in his “Soils” DVD we saw an interesting variation that was built into a tank garden laden with vegetables. Some people are worried about using PVC pipes and the one we filmed was made of a heavy concrete pipe construction. It was laden with thousands of Compost Worms and the vegetables grown were bursting at the seams with goodness. So how do you do it? Here’s a basis rundown on how to build your own Worm Tower. First secure yourself a tank garden. Find a large 3 to 4 foot pvc or concrete pipe. Bury the tower about half way down in your tank garden. Empty a bag of manure into the tower, filling the tower half way up the pipe.

A new twist to a key hole/circle garden – mini worm farm. Using an empty 2 Lt bottle, cut off the bottom.

A new twist to a key hole/circle garden – mini worm farm

Fill with worm castings and worms leaving space for some raw organic vegetable waste. Plant the bottle in the middle of a large container, leaving a small amount exposed at the top. Cover with a pot. Plant your desired vegetables in the container. Keep on topping up the mini worm farm with raw kitchen waste. The mini worm farm will feed your plants right down to the root level. Related articles : DIY Spiral Herb Garden - The DIY Spiral Herb Garden is a small space garden method that is not new but there are plenty of twists on it (twists…snicker).

DIY Spiral Herb Garden -

I’ve seen them made with all manners of materials such as garden stones, bricks, bamboo stakes etc. I decided that I wanted to use recycled materials and make this as EASY as possible. What can I say, I’m a lazy gardener. I just want results without the calluses or the expense. My version was designed for attracting Bee’s and Butterflies to my garden. Permaculture Guilds. Permaculture is based on natural systems like those that we see in forests.

Permaculture Guilds

In a forest system, there are mulitple layers of vegetation growing together in a very diverse setting. We see many types of trees, shrubs, plants, insects, animals, and various other things all living together in a system that continually strengthens itself. All of these components of a natural ecosystem serve a function (or several functions) that support each other like the strands of a web.

One strand on its own may be weak, but the combination of all the strands together add to the overall strength and usefulness of the web. In order to mimic these natural systems and to provide for human needs (i.e. food, building supplies, fuel, fibers, etc.) we must learn to identify and work with the various functions of our natural resources. How to Plant Efficiently With Permaculture Principles. The term permaculture is being passed around fairly frequently in agricultural circles these days.

How to Plant Efficiently With Permaculture Principles

To make a complex idea quite simple, when it comes to growing things, permaculture seeks to do it as efficiently and low-impact as possible. Where organic gardening could still be cultivating rows of single crops, permaculture looks for ways of mixing useful plants to create beneficial relationships that craftily replicate nature. Think about it this way: When you see a natural forest, left to its own devices, the plant (and animal) life is healthy, abundant and diverse all own its own. There is no need for fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or whatever else because the symbiotic relationships between the flora and fauna, including insects, regulate themselves such that the entire ecosystem maximizes its functionality. With permaculture, often referred to as lazy farming, practitioners seek to mimic these natural systems.

Permaculture Gardens - Benefits Of Permaculture Gardening. By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Permaculture gardens use techniques and practices that combine the best of wildlife gardening, edible landscaping, and native-plant cultivation into one low-maintenance, self-contained and productive ecosystem.

Permaculture Gardens - Benefits Of Permaculture Gardening

Let’s learn more about the essence of permaculture gardening. Permaculture jardin foret (extrait) du Jardin extraordinaire de philip forrer.flv. Jardin écologique & Permaculture. Permaculture. La permaculture au coeur de la biodiversité. Droit aux buttes. Jardins en buttes à l'écocentre du périgord On les voit fleurir un peu partout, elles représentent une vraie révolution dans notre relation au sol et notre façon de cultiver.

Droit aux buttes

La permaculture peut-elle faire vivre des agriculteurs. Ni pollution, ni pétrole, ni pesticide.

La permaculture peut-elle faire vivre des agriculteurs

La permaculture peut-elle faire vivre des agriculteurs. Les Principes de la Permaculture en Français. Index of /Permaculture/ Permaculture. Un article de Ékopédia, l'encyclopédie pratique.

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La permaculture est une approche pour concevoir des habitats humains et des systèmes agricoles qui imitent les relations présentes dans l'écologie naturelle. Permaculture Magazine - practical solutions for self-reliance. Permaculture Association. La permaculture grand format. La permaculture est une approche globale que l’on peut mettre en pratique à l’échelle d’un jardin, d’une maison, d’un hameau, mais qu’en est-il à une échelle beaucoup plus grande ?

S'installer en permaculture, comment faire? - Les demains dans la terre, ferme pédagogique en permaculture. Cette question revient souvent sur notre ferme lors de visites, de chantiers participatifs et autres temps d'échanges. Elle est aussi revenu lors de rencontres du collectif permaculture 44 ou d’événements que ce dernier a organisé.

Cela démontre une envie grandissante pour nombre de personnes de revenir à quelque chose de plus simple, de plus sensé, qui replace l'être humain au sein de la nature.