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permaculture articles by paul wheaton Sepp Holzer's Permaculture While most people think they are mending the world's problems by contemplating light bulbs or buying "organic", there are thousands of people making a more significant difference.Read More » Raising Chickens 2.0 After years and years of scraping/shoveling/scrubbing chicken poop I now have a system where I don't scrape/shovel/scrub any chicken poop. After years and years of selling meat/eggs for just a hair more than I paid for the feed, I've almost eliminated feed costs.Read More » Rocket Mass Heater This could be the cleanest and most sustainable way to heat a conventional home. Some people have reported that they heat their home with nothing more than the dead branches that fall off the trees in their yard. And they burn so clean, that a lot of sneaky people are using them illegally, in cities, without detection. Read More »
Masanobu Fukuoka is a farmer/philosopher who lives on the Island of Shikoku, in southern Japan. His farming technique requires no machines, no chemicals and very little weeding. He does not plow the soil or use prepared compost and yet the condition of the soil in his orchards and fields improve each year. His method creates no pollution and does not require fossil fuels. Masanobu Fukuoka's Natural Farming and Permaculture | Permaculture & Alcohol Can Be A Gas
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Well, one guild certainly isn't enough to build a food forest but, we're on our way. Incidentally, the apple guild also works with plum, nectarine and peach trees. Anyway, on to another guild: The Walnut Guild: At the center of this guild is the walnut tree. Walnut trees are a little more difficult to deal with because the are allelopathic plants. Permaculture - Food Forests | HelpfulGardener.com
Written by quercusrobur An episode of the Australian TV series "Global Gardener" features Bill Mollison demonstrating the making of his permaculture garden. Planting through sheet mulches of newspaper and straw, he claims to have created a landscape able to satisfy all of his needs for food, wood, medicine and fibres in less than thirty working days over a three-year period. "And this is where the designer turns into the recliner," he winks, lying back and munching fruit amongst an embarrassment of abundance. for a sustainable & ethical future - DESIGNING TO RECLINE: Introducing Permaculture gardening
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Permaculture Association | Article | Alpine Garden of Eden proves Mother Nature knows best AUSTRIA: August 28, 2001 RAMINGSTEIN, Austria - In the coldest part of Austria, a farmer is turning conventional wisdom on its head by growing a veritable Garden of Eden full of tropical plants in the open on his steep Alpine pastures. Amid average annual temperatures of a mere 4.2 degrees Celsius (39.5 Fahrenheit), Sepp Holzer grows everything from apricots to eucalyptus, figs to kiwi fruit, peaches to wheat at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,500 metres (3,300 and 4,900 feet). Once branded a fool, fined and threatened with imprisonment for defying Austrian regulations that dictate what is planted where, he is now feted worldwide for creating the only functioning "permaculture" farm in Europe. Permaculture, an abbreviation of permanent culture, is the development of agricultural ecosystems which are complete and self-sustaining. "Once planted, I do absolutely nothing," Holzer told Reuters.
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Composting, Permaculture And Sustainable Home Gardening Methods We heard from a number of listeners on our facebook page and on twitter who wanted to know more about composting and permaculture, so we’ve put together an entire episode devoted to just that! And for folks interested in growing food indoors, we also talk with some experts about hydroponics and aquaponics as well. Composting and Vermiculture Composting is the practice of taking organic matter – like food scraps and leaves – putting it in a big pile so that it breaks down over time.
Images: Youtube screen grabs Food Doesn't Get More Local Than That A family living in Mesa, Arizona, has decided to convert an old unused backyard swimming pool into a very productive DIY urban greenhouse, which they named Garden Pool. Within a small, mostly enclosed space, they grow all kinds of vegetables and herbs, as well as raise chickens and tilapia fish. They started this project in 2009 and expected to be "self-sufficient" by 2012, but they've reached that goal this year, getting "8 fresh eggs a day, unlimited tilapia fish, organic fruit, veggies, and herbs 365 days a year" (though I'm not sure if by self-sufficient they mean that they could theoretically live off the amount of food the Garden Pool produces, or if they actually do it). Check out the video tour of the Garden Pool below. Family of Four Grows Their Food in a Swimming Pool
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