Category Archives: design principles

Upcoming workshop: Options and Considerations for Raised Bed Gardens

First the nitty gritty: This is a FREE two hour workshop which focuses on planning and implementing a raised bed garden based on your site and its specific needs; rather than taking a one size fails all approach. During this … 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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Reason for Permaculture (besides food)- Fossil Fuel Shortage, aka peak oil

I have been thinking about writing (or doing a podcast) along these lines for a while. The original plot was to do a podcast that talked about a whole bunch of different reasons that we should start apply the design … 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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Darren Doherty discussing the need for broad acre Permaculture

(uprooted movie) This video is Darren Doherty talking about making broad scale changes to our way of life to effect beneficial changes to human society. He discusses families making the choice to improve their lives and how farmers can change … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #24- Integrated Pest Management: Permaculture Style

This episodes title is pretty self explanatory, but this show is a quick overview or how Permaculturists approach dealing with pests in the garden. It all comes down to creating a healthy and balanced environment. As a side bar I … Continue reading

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A rain gutter garden watering system.

(Larry Hall) Here is a video about what Larry calls a rain gutter garden. I have seen various versions of this, usually involving five gallon buckets connected to a primary water source. While I do not consider it to be … Continue reading

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Small Space Growing Strategy- The Rain Chain

(Cop on Bicycle) In this video Jim Martin shows us how you can make a “rain chain”. What a rain chain is, is a planter method where you hang plants with the largest on top down to the smallest on … Continue reading

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Green Gold- A documentary by John Liu

(Permaculture Day) In this video John Liu explains some of the processes by which we can rehabilitate some of the harshest environments on the planet. Its all about controlling grazing, replanting trees and allowing the systems to heal. For all … Continue reading

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Lets talk about Neil deGrasse Tyson, GMO’s and a little word called nuance.

Its taken me a few days to get to this because quite frankly it took a little while to digest. But here is what happened. Three days ago I was surfing teh interwebz… reddit to be exact… and I ran … Continue reading

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Peter Cundall talking Backyard Permaculture

This is from and Australian Gardening show. Its a bit of a long video, but it demonstrates his full suburban design. The video goes in depth into his water management, integrated pest control, companion planting and the whole gamut of … 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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Webinar on Toby Hemenway’s Ecological Landscaper Immersion Program

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