Monthly Archives: June 2014

DIY Food Supply’s latest news.

I haven’t been near as lazy as my lack of posting seems to indicate. It turns out that there are only so many hours in a day and even when we use our time well, we can’t fit everything in. … Continue reading

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Farming bedrock with seaberry and swales. Ben Falk

(Ben Falk) First off, Ben Falk has tons of great information and he puts it out regularly. You should pay attention to his work. Second I think this short video is a must see for anyone who complains about their … Continue reading

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The Healing Effects of Holistic High Density Grazing on Land, Livestock & People’s Lives- a talk by Greg Judy

(Victoria Association for Biological Farming) (Green Pastures Farm) This is a longer lecture given by Greg Judy about restorative agriculture using livestock rotations. During this talk he discusses the basic science of healing the land by looking at your farm … Continue reading

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DIYFS #16- Understanding and Designing with Patterns

In this weeks podcast, I take a look at how we use patterns when designing a Permaculture system. Some of the features we discuss are: using geometry to create space and edge, climate, weather, behavior of water, mapping of patterns in the design, … Continue reading

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The Permaculture zone system, with JJ Acres

JJ Acres This is a short video that gives a very basic description of how we use a zone system to create efficiency in Permaculture designs. This video was mainly posted to show you where to find JJ Acres material … Continue reading

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“Visionaries” Tree People- Cleaning up air pollution with trees.

Tree People from (Visionaries) on Vimeo. For my Sunday posi-post we have this mini documentary done by the people at “Visionaries with Sam Watterson”. Its the story of Sam Lipkis who has been planting up the Los Angeles area for … Continue reading

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Indy Rezones impact on urban agriculture in Indianapolis.

Ok, here we go with what will be my third and likely final swipe at this round of Indy Rezone and the parts of this proposal that need to be changed or removed. Besides the general disdain this zoning package shows … Continue reading

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Indianapolis rezoning revisited.

I will start off with an apology to my non Indy readers, I am going to be on this topic a bit in the near term. I will continue to post some videos and more broad scale articles in between, … Continue reading

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Indianapolis be alert! Your city is being rezoned.

As we discussed in a prior article, Indianapolis is in the process of being rezoned. If you care about neighborhood resiliency, decentralizing food production, and your cities ability to rehabilitate itself this matters to you. Here is a link to … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #15 – Interview with Tyler Gough of Indy Urban Acres

On this fine day, I got to sit down at Indy Urban Acres and helped Tyler Gough take a break for a little bit so he could tell me all about the operations out at Indy Urban Acres. During our … Continue reading

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Adding Vermicompost to Aquaponics

(Biponica) (David Epstein) Anyone who gardens has probably come to find out that adding worm castings to their garden will have hugely benefits to their plant growth. In this display we find an experiment where the worms and their castings … Continue reading

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Andrew Faust on the Urgency of Permaculture.

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Raised Beds and Container Gardening- Reason for and how to do.

University of Wisconsin Coop Extension Office This video goes over some of the many reasons that raised beds and container gardens may be the best option for growing food safely and or conveniently. While as Permaculturists we always prefer to … Continue reading

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A call to Permaculturists and people working to localize food production.

If you follow our Podcast you have noticed that one of the things we love to do is highlight the people who are already doing a lot of the work around the Midwest improving food security, organics, localizing food production and … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #14- Talking aquaponics with Glynn Barber, President of the Indiana Aquaculture Association

So a little while ago I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Glynn Barber, who is the President of the Indiana Aquaculture Association and the inventor of ECSIA. During the interview we discussed aquaponics from a variety of … Continue reading

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