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How to Make a Hugelkultur Bed. Hugelkultur beds have many benefits, from soil aeration to carbon sequestering.

How to Make a Hugelkultur Bed

Not only are they easy to create, they are also a great way to use up old pieces of wood and because they are built vertically, they take up less space - perfect for a small garden! The wood decays over a long period of time, which provides a regular source of nutrients for plants, whilst also acting as a sponge. In wet weather the beds soak up water, holding it for times of drought. Further resources.


Growing plans/Calendars. Aquaponics in a Barrel. 39 Ways To Make Money Homesteading. Self Sufficiency Magazine.

39 Ways To Make Money Homesteading

Others Portefolios. Mind mapping software. Permaculture Q&A Series - Charging Clients - School of Permaculture. By Nicholas Burtner · June 11, 2015.

Permaculture Q&A Series - Charging Clients - School of Permaculture



Oxendine, Lumbee/Creek Editor, Director, Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation Native Americans from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Arctic to the Tropics were quite cordial and rather kind to guests in the home. Europeans and later Americans noticed certain mannerisms concerning a guest at home that was far beyond their own concept of providing hospitality. Even after the massive persecution from both Europeans and later Americans the indigenous people of North America were still quite benevolent to each other and even the White Man when it came to having guests in the house. Here are some very general policies that were common among many Tribes across Native America. Among the Eastern Woodland Peoples it was common to always have a large container of food on or near the lodge fire. In the North East this container was usually a very large calabash (gourd) or wood bowl kept simmering via hot stones and full of some kind of food stew.

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Hugel culture beds. Shelters/ tree bog design. Ethan Roland: The 8 Forms of Capital. Martenson: Welcome to this Peak Prosperity podcast.

Ethan Roland: The 8 Forms of Capital

I am your host Chris Martenson. Do you ever wonder about resiliency and how to increase it in your life? Of course you do. Natural pesticides and traps. How to Make Homemade Apple Juice. Turn a mountain of apples into fresh, delicious juice!

How to Make Homemade Apple Juice

Autumn means apples! When you've made enough pies and jelly, think apple juice! No fancy juice extractor? This step-by-step method is for you!


Propagating Seedlings in Spring. Charles Dowding has been no-dig gardening for over 20 years.

Propagating Seedlings in Spring

In the last year he created an abundant market garden, filled with a huge array of fruits and vegetables on what was previously weedy pasture land. Here he shares his knowledge on sowing seeds and planting seedlings in the propagator. Medicinal garden. Writing up/consultancy. Personal finances design. Seed propagating. Seed saving. Hotbeds. Seven Parts of an Apple Tree Guild - Open Permaculture - Permaculture Design Course.

Guild, or companion, planting is one of the fundamental techniques of permaculture gardening.

Seven Parts of an Apple Tree Guild - Open Permaculture - Permaculture Design Course

It taps into permaculture ideas such as self-sufficient systems, plants providing multiple functions, and maximizing the productivity of a plot. Guilds are typically set up around a central fruit tree. Each plant species in the ecosystem performs one or more functions that benefit others in the vicinity, as well as interacting with animal species and soil microorganisms to create an ecosystem. Below are examples of species that can be used to make an effective guild planting around an apple tree.

Apple Tree At the centre of the guild stands an apple tree. Suppressors Plants that have bulbs are characterised by short stems and fleshy leaves, besides the underground bulb that acts as an energy store for when the plant is dormant.

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Ransom bottle tower garden. Seed and plant suppliers. How to Build a Square Foot Garden. Update!

How to Build a Square Foot Garden

Check out our new Square Foot Gardening Infographic for even more tips, diagrams, a plant list and much more. I recently stumbled upon a book (All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space! By Mel Bartholomew) with an interesting gardening method called square foot gardening, and decided we would give it a try. I’ve always thought the idea of having a vegetable garden would be a lot of fun. Walking out to your square foot garden and picking a fresh tomato for tonight’s dinner appeals to the self-sufficient nature of most frugal individuals. I know just enough about gardening to know that I am not very good at it, and that it is a lot of work. What is Square Foot Gardening? The idea behind square foot gardening is that you can plant fruits, vegetables and flowers in raised beds, above infertile soil and even out of the reach of pets. How to make a willow fence.

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Ancient dwellings glastonbury. Ancient stilt dwellings glastonbury. Apple Trees. 30+ Things To Do With Eggshells. Patio design. Free Standing Pallet Herb Garden. Our vegetable garden is located a few acres from the house.

Free Standing Pallet Herb Garden

Wanting to have a small herb garden closer to the patio, grill and kitchen and inspired by so many vertical pallet planters (thanks, Amanda!) , Mr. DIY and I created a free standing (moveable) vertical pallet herb garden. Here is what we did: Materials: (if referring to our tutorial for your own project, completely read through what we did as I recommend some changes to our experience) Kiln-dried pallet in good shapeScrap 1×4 woodScrap block 4×4 woodScrap 2×4 woodNailsWheel and hardware/screws to attachWood stainProtective clear coatStaplesFabric weed barrierPotting soilHerbs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

The Basics. Permaculture combines three key aspects: 1. an ethical framework 2. understandings of how nature works, and 3. a design approach This unique combination is then used to support the creation of sustainable, agriculturally productive, non-polluting and healthy settlements. In many places this means adapting our existing settlements. The word 'permaculture' comes from 'permanent agriculture' and 'permanent culture' - it is about living lightly on the planet, and making sure that we can sustain human activities for many generations to come, in harmony with nature.