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The Sustainable Organic Gardening Guide for Self-Sufficient People

The Sustainable Organic Gardening Guide for Self-Sufficient People
Welcome to the Deep Green Permaculture web site! One of the most common questions you get when you mention Permaculture is “What is Permaculture?” Permaculture is a holistic design system that emulates systems that exist in Nature to create sustainable human settlements and food production systems which integrate harmoniously with the natural environment. It was co-founded by Australian ecologists Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, in the 1970′s. The word “Permaculture” is a contraction of “permanent agriculture” or “permanent culture.” Permaculture is a movement concerned with sustainable, environmentally sound land use and the building of stable communities, through the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the Earth.

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Sustainable Master Plans AppleSeed Permaculture uses a carefully developed design process that ensures excellent client service. Our Sustainable Master Plans can help you achieve 100% sustainability for your home, farm, business and school. We work with properties from one quarter of an acre to a quarter of a million acres. The diagram below offers a visual map of the process we use with each of our clients. Articulate Goals Native American Indian Lore: ORIGIN OF OUR TRIBAL FLOWER Many, many moons ago, there lived an old man alone in his lodge beside a stream in the thick woods. He was heavily clad in furs; for it was winter, and all the world was covered with snow and ice. The winds swept through the woods; searching every bush and tree for birds to chill, and chasing evil spirits over high hills, through tangled swamps, and valleys deep. The old man went about, and peered vainly in the deep snow for pieces of wood to sustain the fire in his lodge.

The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz "The Art of Fermentation appeals to our personal and fundamental well being, with a thoroughly engaging account of wild, tamed, and unaccounted-for microorganisms. Based on theory, science, and practical observations, Sandor Katz casts thousands of dots onto the pages for us to connect with our own experiences and interests. There are things he writes in this book that are relevant to everyone. Whether we are at war or peace with the tiny creatures we call microorganisms, we can't help but conclude that they are the building blocks of the communities we observe as organisms. His obsession with ferment is contagious.

Permaculture Projects: Chop and Drop Mulching I almost chose not to write this quick article, but there are so many people that visit my site who are brand new to Permaculture, that I thought it would be worthwhile. Chop and Drop Mulching could be considered a basic core skill for Permaculturists. It is a little complicated, so I will do my best to explain it in a step-wise manner: DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space Many people bemoan the fact that they can’t grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize in really small areas as long as they get a bit of direct sun. Hell, you can even grow things indoors under a lamp, but there’s something special about plucking your own food from a stalk that’s been sitting in summer sunshine all day. In any case, whether you have a little concrete slab behind your house, a fire escape outside your window, or even a tiny balcony, your urban garden can be a veritable Eden of fresh, healthy, home-grown vegetables, and herbs.

How To Improve Your Garden Soil Without A Compost Heap - Whole Food Home A compost heap is a great way to recycle kitchen waste and improve your garden soil for free. However not everyone has the space needed and depending on where you live, you may want to deter any unwanted furry visitors. It’s not always necessary to compost kitchen waste before adding it to your soil. So here are a few tips on how you can improve your garden soil without a compost heap using three kitchen scraps you’d normally throw away. Rinse out any egg shells you have and allow them to dry for a few days in a bowl on a sunny window sill or by a radiator. When they are dry they crush very easily.

Plant Lore & Cultivation Info -                      White Buffalo Trading                 &nbsp Daturas Moonflower and Jimson Weed are the most well known Daturas. Since Datura is plentiful throughout Europe and the Americas, it has a long history of psychoactive use. Its main component is the alkaloid atropine, an excellent remedy for asthma, motion sickness and poisonous nerve gas, but itself is toxic in high doses. What We Learned From A Year Without Food From A Grocery Store By Rachel – I can’t believe it’s been a year now since we started our year without groceries. We learned a lot in that year. Biomass Gasification and Pellet Mills STAK-10K Stratified Downdraft Gasifier Do you want to learn to create your own electricity, your own vehicle fuel, or reduce your home heating/cooling costs? What would you do if a energy crisis began today? Downdraft gasification is an alternative energy technology that converts biomass materials such as wood into energy. Biomass is mainly composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.

Edible Garden How-To » Edible Landscaping with Rosalind Creasy Rosalind Creasy’s 100-Square-Foot Garden While doing research for my new book Edible Landscaping, I became so aware of how much energy is squandered on lawns. What if, I thought, a small area of people’s lawns were converted to growing edibles? When I checked stats for fruit and vegetable yields, I realized that all the information online is for commercial growers, not home gardeners. Home gardeners harvest more often and don’t discard misshapen vegetables. Intro to Permaculture - Free OSU Permaculture Course Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. This free permaculture course uses design principles from nature itself and takes into account such things as how indigenous people used the land; how water, fire and wind flow through the land; and how soil, water, vegetation, buildings and habitats can be managed in a stable and enduring way. A multidisciplinary approach