Category Archives: Garden

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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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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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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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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The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country. A quick review.

I ran across “The Permaculture Handbook: Garden farming for Town and Country” by Peter Bane while ordering another Permaculture book on Amazon. While Mr. Bane is a fellow Hoosier and I was aware of his work (I had even considered … Continue reading

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Agriculture for a Small Planet Symposium July 1, 1974 -Wendell Berry sharing his simple genius.

(The Berry Center) This very old speech and question and answer session answers many of the questions we have today about food production and community. Even in 1974 Mr. Berry was concisely picking apart the concept of Big Ag and … Continue reading

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Agroforestry – Conservation Farming with Natural Vegetative Strips

(Old icraf ph channel) Vegetative strips- You know those rows of trees between crop fields? Remember when they were wide strips of trees, almost narrow forests? Have you noticed how thin they have gotten over the last couple of decades? … Continue reading

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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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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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