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Practical Plants

Practical Plants
Polycultures, Guilds & Companions... In addition to each plant being able to record interactions with other individual plants, users can also create polycultures or guilds of known plant combinations that work well together. We are at the very start of our collection of polycultures with The Three Sisters set up as a quick example. You can create your own favourite polycultures here: An open encyclopedia of plant information There are plenty of sources of plant information online. It belongs to all of us Everything is editable by anybody, and licensed under a Creative Commons license to be used by anybody. A specific focus for a broad audience It's simple: if a plant has practical uses, inform how to propagate, cultivate, and use it. It's practical Covering edible, material and medicinal uses, design functions, propagation, cultivation, environmental preferences, interactions, polycultures (and so on...) The flexibility and strength of a wiki-base Curious about getting involved?

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Alternative Food Crops Alternative Food Crops Español Deutsch There are quite literally thousands of species of edible plants that can be grown in temperate climates, yet most people are only aware of the thirty or so species to be found in the Greengrocers, and many of these will have been imported. Soil Structure & Composition Sunday, 06 June 2010 07:35 The Plant Lady Living Matter Mostly in the top 4" of the soil. Good guys & bad guys...but large volume & diversity control the trouble makers by making it a competive environment for resources.

List of beneficial weeds This is a list of undomesticated or feral plants, generally considered weeds, yet having some positive effects or uses, often being ideal as companion plants in gardens. Beneficial weeds can accomplish a number of roles in the garden or yard, including fertilizing the soil, increasing moisture, acting as shelter or living mulch, repelling pests, attracting beneficial insects, or serving as food or other resources for human beings. Chart[edit] Categories of beneficial weeds[edit] Pest-repellent[edit]

How to Make a Home Garden Greenhouse 1.5 years ago greenhouse, guest post, winter garden As the world is speeding up its pace of development every second, we are losing many important things on earth. Saving environment where we live is the need of the hour.

Tools and Approaches This section is a recipe book of popular thrivingresilience tools and approaches for community leaders and folks. Tools and approaches are the hands-on “wisdom systems” that are building thriving resilient communities today: principles and practices, education and training resources, stories, knowledge bases, etc. Wisdom systems vary with the size of community. To help you find what’s useful to you, we first offer a simple local ecosocial system overview and then describe wisdom systems based on community scale. Each social ring builds on the other – personal wisdom is central to group and community wisdom, group process tools are foundational in communities, and cities are made of smaller groups and neighborhoods, etc. – so the smaller scale tools and approaches are relevant to larger scale communities too.

Jerusalem Artichoke Index | Search | Home D.R. Cosgrove1, E.A. Oelke2, J.D. Doll3, D.W. Davis2, D.J. Propagating and Starting Potatoes Sunday, 13 March 2011 10:35 Seeds growing from seed is almost unknown (GV) seed potatoes, which are small potatoes saved from last season's crop are the preferred method of starting potatoes Seed Potatoes

Database Search To the best of our knowledge all the information contained herein is accurate and true. However we cannot guarantee that everyone will react positively to all edible plants or other plant uses. It is commonly known that many people suffer allergic reactions to conventional foods and products. Even amongst the more commonly eaten fruits, for example, there are plenty of instances where people react badly to them: Many people are allergic to strawberries and will come out in a rash if they eat them.Some people develop a rash if they touch the stems of parsnips.

Environmental consulting Environmental consultants work in a very wide variety of fields. Whether it be providing construction services such as Asbestos Hazard Assessments or Lead Hazard Assessments or conducting due diligence reports for customers to rid them of possible sanctions. Consultancies may generalise across a wide range of disciplines or specialise in certain areas of environmental consultancy such as waste management.

PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES DESIGN DECK At the heart of permaculture is a set of teachings from nature. These principles, directives, strategies, approaches, attitudes and design methods can be applied to any system of design and development. This is part of Nature's toolkit for creating and maintaining relationships, approaching challenges and opportunities, and creatively addressing the unique conditions of any site or situation. In 2012 we shared a 64 card design deck.

All About Growing Jerusalem Artichokes - Organic Gardening Jerusalem artichoke strains vary by skin color, root shape and maturation time. Shown here, from left to right, are ‘Red Fuseau,’ ‘Stampede,’ ‘White Fuseau,’ ‘Red Rover’ and a flowering Helianthus tuberosus plant. (For details on growing many other vegetables and fruits, visit our Crop at a Glance collection page.) Potatoes aren’t the only terrific tuber out there.

Multi-Rain Barrel System I’ve been wanting to build a rain barrel system for a long time! I wanted something that would store a a large volume of water that can be used in the garden during the long periods without rain. I also wanted to build it in a way that it’s expandable. In other words, I wanted to add to it over time to make it larger for storing more water for even longer dry spells. Here’s what I came up with: Dual Rain Barrel Oenothera macrocarpa (Ozark Sundrops) This showy evening primrose, is a sprawling perennial that will turn heads. Oenothera macrocarpa (Ozark Sundrops) is packed with very large, mildly fragrant, bright yellow flowers that rise atop a foliage of narrow lance-shaped leaves with conspicuous silvery midribs. Blooming profusely from late spring to early fall, the flowers open for only one day, usually late afternoon and wither the next day.

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