Category Archives: Garden

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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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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Growing potatoes in small spaces without all the digging!

(Stephen Legaree In this video Stephen Legaree shows us the results of his experiment with potato bags. As he is harvesting them he notes that he would have had better results if he had put all of the soil in … 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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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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Video about some Urban Agriculture projects in Atlanta, Georgia

(Public Broadcasting Atlanta) Here is a video highlighting some urban agriculture projects in Atlanta, Georgia. They have a little bit on empty lot gardening, CSA’s, community gardens and the impacts these things are having on their communities. Besides just making … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Zoning Comment Session- Update of changes and reminder!

Note the change in location for the first meeting. The noon meeting will be held on the platform at City Market. This opportunity to participate in how our city is zoned last came about 45 years ago. Lets make sure … Continue reading

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An awesome garden infographic I ran across today.

(good to be Home) It should be noted that this chart was made for the UK and that he British Isles range from USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9. So for those of us in Zone 5-6, delay planting by … 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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DIYFS #16- Understanding and Designing with Patterns

In this weeks podcast, I take a look at how we use patterns when designing a Permaculture system. Some of the features we discuss are: using geometry to create space and edge, climate, weather, behavior of water, mapping of patterns in the design, … 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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Raised Beds and Container Gardening- Reason for and how to do.

University of Wisconsin Coop Extension Office This video goes over some of the many reasons that raised beds and container gardens may be the best option for growing food safely and or conveniently. While as Permaculturists we always prefer to … Continue reading

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