Category Archives: Permaculture

This Is Why Permaculture Is The Future Of Humanity! Part 2

In the previous post we talked about the historical evidence that outlines why the earliest civilizations had such success with agriculture. This helps us understand what role it has in human society. Because, if there is anything special about humans, it … Continue reading

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This Is Why Permaculture Is The Future Of Humanity! Part 1

To most of you on here, this is no surprise. To the newbies, this is a need to know history lesson that covers thousands of years that can be read in just a few minutes.What is permaculture, and why is it … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving: Food for you plate, food for your plants

Producing food for oneself takes a considerable amount of time, planning, and patience. Mother nature possesses the ability to take out even the most tediously planned out food forest in the swipe of a single storm. But if there is … Continue reading

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Guest Introduction

Hello readers, my name is Alex and I intend on posting here occasionally to talk about permaculture and self reliance. A little about myself, I currently live in central Minnesota on a farmstead that my father has owned for quite … Continue reading

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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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Indianapolis Permies- Seed swap & meet and greet at the Winter farmers market Sat 12/12/15 from 10 am to ???

Like Permaculture? Not sure if you do or not and just curious? Want to learn more about sustainability? Live in or around Indianapolis? Have some seeds you want to swap? Do you need to ask a really in depth question … Continue reading

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The Root of Urban Permaculture

As I begin todays article, many of you are going to start exclaiming about how this isn’t about Permaculture. The reason for this is that I am not writing about herb spirals, swales, water storage, urban gardens (well I will … Continue reading

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A couple of Rough Types II

Geoff Lawton and David Spicer discuss large scale Permaculture design at Zaytuna Farm. Permaculture News Tweet it

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A Permaculture Talk with Steve Jones

Steve Jones is UK Permie whose bailiwick has been intentional community. This talk is of a much broader spectrum though and should be enjoyed by many.   Sector 39 Tweet it

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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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Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling

If you really want to understand the full nutrient cycles of nature….and if you want to design regenerative systems you need to understand it….check out this video. Tweet it

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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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Savanna Institute is making the regenerative agriculture of the next century happen now.

Savanna Institute – Case Study Program from Tory Dahlhoff on Vimeo. Here is another great organization that is moving agriculture back in the right direction. We can produce enough food without destroying the environment, we just have to make some … Continue reading

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