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Introduction to Permaculture - 40 hours of Free video lectures Permaculture means 'permanent culture,' (or 'permanent agriculture') and ...'is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem.' (Bill Mollison) 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.

A Free Complete Guide to Composting - MIgardener Compost is vital for the garden. It provides nutrients, gives good texture, fixes poor soil, retains water, buffers pH, and provides a home for billions and trillions of beneficial microbes and Fungi. Compost is a bit of an art, and it is certainly not something you can rush. The best soils on earth have taken hundreds of thousands of years to be what they are today, so we must keep that in mind when we worry about five or six months to make a great compost. In this guide we are going to touch on every aspect of compost from what is compost, types of compost, how to make it, and lastly benefits of compost in the garden. What is Compost?

Growing Monkey Grass - How To Grow And Care For Monkey Grass By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) With so many ground covers to choose from, picking one that serves all your needs can sometimes be tricky, especially when it comes to trouble spots in the lawn. However, there’s one ground cover that literally ‘covers’ it all. From problem areas to attractive edging, monkey grass is an easy-care, low-maintenance ground cover that offers homeowners countless possibilities for use in the lawn and surrounding landscape. Why Choose Monkey Grass?

On-line Permaculture Design Courses - A list compiled by Michael Pilarski The number of on-line permaculture design courses are proliferating rapidly and there is a wide range of quality. Here is a list of a few I know about. I have given some comments where I know something about them. Additional info can be sent to me at: friendsofthetrees@yahoo.com I used to scoff at on-line pdcs, but I now see that there is a place for them. They are particularly good at the introductory phase. I doubt any skilled permaculturist would want to sit through an on-line course.

Permaculture / Organic Farming - Documentary Films Archive // May 1st, 2012 // agriculture With information on mushroom cultivation, sowing a fruit forest, alternative ways to keep livestock, and more… Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors’ spruce monocultures. In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree 552K 18.4KShare337 When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination. There’s no reason linguistics has to be so visually uninspiring.

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