Category Archives: community resilience

An example of a Permaculture garden in Canada

(Barb Hazenveld) This video is posted to show how full of food a simple suburban yard can be. Barb oversimplifies Permaculture by reducing it only to eats food production applications, but since that is the focus of our site, that’s … Continue reading

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Container gardens- building a garden barrel.

(Scott Haydens “Around The Home”) This video gives great step by step instructions on how to build a garden tower out of a food grade barrel. These garden barrels are a great re-use of what would otherwise be a land … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #25- Interview with Sue Spicer and Kay Grimm of Fruit Loop Acres

Here is an interview with the owners and managers of a 1 acre Permaculture Food Forest right on the near eastside of Indianapolis Indiana. During this interview we discuss Fruit Loop Acres (in depth), Permaculture design principles, practical applications of … Continue reading

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Reducing Recidivism by Raising Resilience with Regenerative Agricultural Education

Endangered Ideas I don’t know if it worse that I used alliteration in a title (and badly) or that I failed doing it by running out of R words. My failures aside check out this video. This work is just … Continue reading

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The Politics of Permaculture and a shift in the wind.

Here on the eve of the North American Permaculture Convergence I cannot help but take a minute to talk about the politics of this great idea called Permaculture. Given the timing of this article I will begin with the convergence … Continue reading

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The Iron Roots Urban Garden

(Casey Malone Show) This video is a featurette from the Casey Malone Show in Youngstown, Ohio. This particular episode is about how one family turned a run down property into an urban farm and a rally point for one neighborhoods … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #23- Interview with Laura Henderson of Growing Places

This weeks podcast is with the executive director of an organization that uses local food, yoga and gardening as teaching tools to guide individuals and the community towards a more sustainable life. Or in the words of their website, Growing Places … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Bee Keeper

Portrait of an Urban Beekeeper from Steve Ellington on Vimeo. This 20 minute documentary does a better job of covering the varied aspects of bee keeping than many books and videos that set out to teach about the process. Mr. … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #21- Interview with Kate Franzman of Bee Public and Growing Places

A couple of weeks ago I got to sit down with Growing Places resident bee keeper and urban farmer Kate Franzman. The subject of our conversation was bees. We talk about their life cycles, how to keep them healthy, Colony … Continue reading

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The “Animal Farm” of Permaculture (and other instititutions).

I remember when I was first learning about Permaculture, a couple of the things that really struck me about it was its open source practices and its very egalitarian attitude. Bill Mollison and David Holmgren created a system that was capable of … Continue reading

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AGRO-HAcking Concepts and Principles (full playlist)

(Advancing Eco Agriculture) Permaculture by any other name, is Permaculture all the same.  As anyone who has been around the site for a while will tell you, I am not one to get too wrapped in titles, or even details…well … Continue reading

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Indy Rezone holding a feedback meeting concerning urban agriculture.

The folks at Indy Rezone are having a community meeting to discuss the impact of the current zoning plans on agriculture. Now given the pace of modern life and the average citizens level of apathy towards anything that doesn’t shine … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Urban Food Gardens.

(Sustainable America) (Growing Cities Movie) I wanted to start sharing some of the infographics I am finding on line in addition to our articles podcasts and “sourced” videos. As always with material I post from elsewhere the return links will … Continue reading

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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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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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