Author Archives: Robb Smith

Guest Bloggers Wanted.

Here is the deal. I love this website. I worked really hard to get it where it is, and I would like to see it go to another level. The problem is, I just don’t have the time to write … Continue reading

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Indianapolis Permies- Seed swap & meet and greet at the Winter farmers market Sat 12/12/15 from 10 am to ???

Like Permaculture? Not sure if you do or not and just curious? Want to learn more about sustainability? Live in or around Indianapolis? Have some seeds you want to swap? Do you need to ask a really in depth question … Continue reading

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The Root of Urban Permaculture

As I begin todays article, many of you are going to start exclaiming about how this isn’t about Permaculture. The reason for this is that I am not writing about herb spirals, swales, water storage, urban gardens (well I will … Continue reading

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A couple of Rough Types II

Geoff Lawton and David Spicer discuss large scale Permaculture design at Zaytuna Farm. Permaculture News Tweet it

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A Permaculture Talk with Steve Jones

Steve Jones is UK Permie whose bailiwick has been intentional community. This talk is of a much broader spectrum though and should be enjoyed by many.   Sector 39 Tweet it

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The trompe moves water, compresses air and apparantly removes iron from water, all without electricity.

The first video is specifically about how a Trompe is being used to remove iron from water and to clean the river without external power.  The second is a more thorough explanation about this practically forgotten 16th century technology. We can … Continue reading

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A Backyard Permaculture Tour

This is one of my favorite types of posts to make. A tour of an ongoing backyard Permaculture garden. Rick Larson is located in zone 5 (Wisconsin) and is working a good sized yard. You can see from the video … Continue reading

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Water Is Life with Sepp Holzer and Tamera Community

One cannot emphasize enough the importance of water to all life. When we are designing to improve landscape there is no other factor that matches the need to hydrate the site. This video is a very informative piece on how … Continue reading

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Nature outrunning science when it comes to solving environmental problems.

Anyone who starts studying nature starts out freaking out about what great environmental damage we are doing to the planet, and the more they learn the more they realize that this planet is incredibly resilient and will survive long after … Continue reading

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Advanced Permaculture Design Course with Peter Bane in Akron, Ohio.

So I haven’t, been as active on here as I would like of late….and that will be changing soon. I fully intend to get back on the podcast and share all the great info I find…but I have a few … Continue reading

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Inspiration and a call for help from the “Urban Farming Guys”

A few short years ago, when I was first getting really interested in Permaculture and all the great changes our culture and society could experience just by people learning to provide for their own needs…especially food; I ran across a … Continue reading

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Perennial Staple Crops with Eric Toensmeier

(Eric Toensmeier) One of the common barbs tossed at Permaculture is a lack of staple crops. Well once again Eric Toensmeier has stepped up to provide a lot of good research and information of perennial plants that can fulfill this … Continue reading

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Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling

If you really want to understand the full nutrient cycles of nature….and if you want to design regenerative systems you need to understand it….check out this video. Tweet it

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John Kohler from “Growing Your Greens” talking about pest control in your garden.

(Growing Your Greens) I can’t say enough about the great work John Kohler is doing to educate people about organic growing methods.  The methods of pest control he talks about in this video are pretty much what we would recommend. The only … Continue reading

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Joel Salatin talking about Holistic Management

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