Monthly Archives: March 2014

David Holmgren talking about J Russell Smiths 1929 book “Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture”

David Holmgren reviewing J Russell Smiths 1929(actually published 1953) book, “Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture”. Reading that title it becomes clear where the name Permaculture came from…which is perfect, as one is a continuation of the tradition of the other. Its important … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #4: Fighting the good fight for urban gardens.

In this weeks pod, we take a look at the ongoing struggle to raise food in our communities and in other small scale environments. The podcast begins by taking a look at specific situations that have occurred across the country as … Continue reading

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Here is a good example of the types of things City government can do to support urban gardening.

City of Tampa Todays post is going up for a few reasons. First off I like the way the city presents itself in its monthly propaganda… errr monthly magazine show. The second thing is I think it is awesome that the city … Continue reading

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Trailer for J and J Acre’s Permaculture series.

J&J Acres I really enjoy this channel, and I hope you will too. This couple is doing it well and they are sharing what they learn, while they learn it. Spreading Permaculture. Tweet it

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Here is another great view of the regenerative growth in post industrial Detroit.

emanuele bompan I really love posting these videos of how the people of Detroit are demonstrating human resilience and are returning to their roots since corporate America abandoned them. It is absolutely inspiring. You don’t have to take the life … Continue reading

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You say you don’t have space for a garden? Here’s a fire escape garden in NYC.

Mike Lieberman There is always space. Remember, as urban growers we aren’t likely to be able to replace all of our caloric intake in our garden anyway. So look around, be creative and I bet you can accept our earlier … Continue reading

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DIY Food Supply Podcast #3: Keeping Backyard Chickens

In this weeks episode, Robb takes a quick look at Backyard Chickens. Going over the basics on  topics such as feed, water, hygiene and housing needs. But not before having abit of a confessional as to the quality of the … Continue reading

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Permaculture Planet Here is an older video demonstrating an established and successful Permaculture farm. It contains so very honest answers to common questions…such as profitability. If you watch several of these, you will notice that many of the currently established … Continue reading

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A look at a small aquaponic set up.

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The Chicken Tunnel Man- Bruce Morgan

I thought that my chicken tunnels under the fruit trees was a an original concept until I saw this video. Bruce Morgan on the other hand has put his flock to work tending his garden and devastating pests, with his … Continue reading

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Permaculture transformation: from lawn to abundance in 90 days.

Paul Taylor/Trust Nature Network Here is a great example of what is possible. Not everyone has this much space, and not everyone is going to take things this far… but this shows what all of our useless grass covered lawns … Continue reading

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DIYFS podcast number 2: The Prime Directive, Ethics and the Principles of Permaculture Design

Show notes: In this episode of the DIY Food Supply Podcast, the host discusses The Prime Directive, the Ethics and the Principles of Permaculture Design. While discussing the, he demonstrates the relationship between them and how they have evolved from Bill Mollison’s … Continue reading

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How to start beekeeping- Farm Raised with P Allen Smith

Farm Raised with P Allen Smith Have a sweet tooth, but you want to eat things good for the environment? Well besides planting fruit trees, another way of addressing this is to raise bees for honey. The work they do … Continue reading

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Eric Toensmeier on regenerative farming.

Greenfield cc Presentation by Eric Toensmeier concerning the status of the environment, the ways current farming practices are contributing to its demise and some strategies for reversing the process. (No mention of carbon taxes or other faux solutions) Tweet it

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Obsessives: Urban Farming- Novella Carpenter doing extreme urban farming in the food desert of Oakland.

Chow This lady is doing a lot of the same things we are starting to see in city after city. People are becoming more and more connected to their food. Ironically we can thank the corporate food chain for neglecting … Continue reading

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