Category Archives: food forest

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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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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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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A tour of Martin Crawfords Forest Garden

nu-project This video is another look at forest gardening. From this tour you can see that Martin’s approach goes beyond food production and looks at the many other yields this type of agriculture can produce. Tweet it

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DIYFS Podcast #13- Interview with Rick Beach of Wolf Beach farms and the 2 Midwest Guys Podcast

This Podcast was a lot of fun and a total pain to record. I think we ran into every technical difficulty that you can have and still manage to record. The good news was Rick was a great sport and … Continue reading

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A quick video explaining and expounding on the 7 layer forest.

athatcher85 The video is a little rambly, but worth the watch if you aren’t familiar with the 7 layer food forest or the wonderful paw paw tree. Tweet it

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Have some land to work with? Consider silvopasture as a management method for your farm.

PublicResourceOrg When we consider methods to improve broad scale agriculture silvopasture should always be on the high on the list of methods. By mixing tree lines of nuts, fruits and lumber species and good livestock rotation practices you gain multiple … Continue reading

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Economist review of “Up in Smoke”, about Michael Hands trying to convince Honduran farmers not to slash and burn to farm.

American Hindi When you watch this, you will realize how much these farmers sound like the chemically dependent farmers in the US. We know it destroys soil. We have to grow like this to have food to eat. Don’t you … Continue reading

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Here is a front yard miniature food forest in Denver Colorado.

flutingaround This is a great example of a polyculture garden and the kind of rampant fertility that can be achieved with Permaculture techniques. To give an idea of just how much is stacked in here, look at the yard when … Continue reading

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The Grand Trails Edible Trails Project in Michigan

Want to create a food forest, but you aren’t quite ready to do it on your property? Well this project needs funding. Unlike a lot of projects, they are trying to raise a small amount, just $3000. At the time … Continue reading

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Here is some video from a cold temperate Permaculture example site up in Ontario Canada

We Are Many Acres This video gives a quick tour of a cold temperate Permaculture site called All Sorts Acres. It is located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. As you can see in the video they have several systems working together; … Continue reading

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Willy Smits Ted Talk on Rainforest restoration.

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Video about a Permaculture Design Course taught by Scott Pittman

Scott Pittman is one of the unsung heroes of Permaculture. An early student of Bill Mollison’s he has been quietly doing his work and walking the walk for the last 30 odd years. Do a little research on him when … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #5 Interview with Maggie Goeglein Hanna of Fall Creek Gardens

This weeks Podcast is a lengthy (about an hour twenty minutes) interview with Maggie Goeglein Hanna over at Fall Creek Gardens. Normally I would trim down to under an hour, but I felt like it was worth keeping the continuity … Continue reading

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