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If health is wealth, then this page is solid gold! :) Please share this important information. **UPDATE** This page has proven to be massively popular...! , we are gathering them up and will add them to this page as soon as we can. Brian Fey's answer to What are some tips for building composting toilets. Foraging: 52 Wild Plants You Can Eat. Here are a few common North American goodies that are safe to eat if you find yourself stuck in the wild: Blackberries: Many wild berries are not safe to eat, it’s best to stay away from them.

Foraging: 52 Wild Plants You Can Eat

But wild blackberries are 100% safe to eat and easy to recognize. They have red branches that have long thorns similar to a rose, the green leaves are wide and jagged. They are best to find in the spring when their white flowers bloom, they are clustered all around the bush and their flowers have 5 points. Dandelions: The easiest to recognize is the dandelion, in the spring they show their bright yellow buds. Asparagus: The vegetable that makes your pee smell funny grows in the wild in most of Europe and parts of North Africa, West Asia, and North America. Elderberries: An elderberry shrub can grow easily grow about 10 feet and yield tons of food, their leaf structure is usually 7 main leaves on a long stretched out stem, the leaves are long and round and the leaves themselves have jagged edges.

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Martin Crawford's Forest Garden Permaculture Forums, Permaculture Courses, Permaculture Information & News. Yesterday we were talking about the great need to transition our agriculture (and our culture for that matter) to be based in systems (or integrated) thinking, rather than the segregated, reductionist monoculture mind set we have today. There’s perhaps no better example of systems-based thinking in practice than a well developed biodiverse ‘forest garden’ (or what is called a food forest in many places).

Along with our own Geoff Lawton, Martin Crawford of the UK’s Agroforestry Research Trust is one of the world’s best recognised practitioners of the art. The following video gives us a peek at his work. Martin’s forest garden has an enormous diversity of plants. Most, but not all, are edible. Perhaps the most wonderful thing about a forest garden is that, when designed well and mature, it will provide a large and varied array of produce with much less input of labour and energy than any monoculture of annuals ever could. I keep reading of unemployment skyrocketing in many countries. Dedicated to Permaculture Training and Teaching Sustainable Farming Methods. NodoEspiral Offers Permaculture Classes!

Dedicated to Permaculture Training and Teaching Sustainable Farming Methods

NodoEspiral is a company dedicated to teaching and forwarding permaculture, a method of ecological design which establishes healthy and natural systems modeled after nature. These systems are developed to create sustainable human settlements and self-perpetuating methods of agriculture as the new standard of sustainable agriculture development for human food provision. permaculture practices are sustainable farming methods modeled after natural ecosystems because nature is already the perfect example of zero-waste, cyclical, sustainable agriculture practices; everything in nature’s cycle gets reused and recycled.

If we understand nature and how it works, we can rebuild it to be sustainable and productive again, producing food in ways that many have rarely if ever seen in their lifetime. “Permaculture is the answer to many of the world’s most pressing problems for human life” Their Mission Is To Offer The Highest Quality. Lawton's Guide To Permaculture Design and Strategy - Part 4. Documents/StormTreat_InfoCard.pdf. Moringa oleifera. "Drumstick tree" and variants thereof redirect here.

Moringa oleifera

This name is also used for the golden shower tree (Cassia fistulosa) Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. English common names include: moringa,[2] drumstick tree[2] (from the appearance of the long, slender, triangular seed-pods), horseradish tree[2] (from the taste of the roots, which resembles horseradish), ben oil tree, or benzoil tree[2] (from the oil which is derived from the seeds). It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, and widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas where its young seed pods and leaves are used as vegetables.

It can also be used for water purification and hand washing, and is sometimes used in herbal medicine. Etymology[edit] Moringa derives from the Tamil word murungai.[3][4] Description[edit] Cultivation[edit] Joel Salatin/Polyface Farm Pt.3. Polyface Farm Part 2. Polyface Farm Pt.1. Permies: goofballs that are nuts about permaculture. Permaculture Planet - The Planetary Permaculture Forum. The Garden - The Permaculture Song.