Category Archives: Organic

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

This weeks podcast is with the executive director of an organization that usesĀ 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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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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DIYFS Podcast #22- Talking Worm Composting with Keith Odell of Castaway Compost

This weeks podcast is a conversation between your favorite host and vermicompost entrepreneur Keith Odell. Keith shares his expertise in worm care, feeding, bins, and even givesĀ a few tips on how to use the compost you make. He also discusses … Continue reading

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