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DIYFS Podcast #26- Interview with Corey and Erin Hall from Naptown Nigerians

Todays very belated podcast is an interview I did with Erin and Corey Hall of Naptown Nigerians and the Saturated Market Goats Milk Soap Company. This interview runs a little on the long side, but if you ever wanted to … Continue reading

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Duty in wartime? Hey we are at war, raise some chickens.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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John Kohler from Growing your Greens on making compost.

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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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DIYFS Podcast #20- Interview with Resilience Writer Shawndra Miller

This week I moved away from the producers and distributors in the local food movement, and backed up and took a broader look with someone who has been reporting on community resilience for the last decade. I have to tell … Continue reading

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