Category Archives: pest control

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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The Pest Control Chicken

If you are an animal and environmental lover like myself, you may be the type to always keep your eyes peeled for new ideas to live an organic life. As a worker for a pest control company, and an environmental … 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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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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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 #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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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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DIYFS Podcast #14- Talking aquaponics with Glynn Barber, President of the Indiana Aquaculture Association

So a little while ago I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Glynn Barber, who is the President of the Indiana Aquaculture Association and the inventor of ECSIA. During the interview we discussed aquaponics from a variety of … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #9 : Beginners Angst

This Podcast is one I thoroughly enjoyed writing and recording. Basically, it came to be like this. Attainable Sustainable , which I subscribe to through facebook (here is theirs), posted a question to their readers asking what was holding them … Continue reading

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Stopping Bee Colony Collapse Disorder with Permaculture Principles.

Permies This video from Paul Wheaton of Rich Soil‘s youtube channel, is simply the best explanation of what is happening with colony collapse disorder. The best part is the USDA has finally (three years later) acknowledged the correctness of these … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Pompeo of Kansas wants to keep your state from requiring GMO labeling.

According to this article on Reuters (and about 100 others) a Congressman from Kansas has introduced a bill called the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” which would essentially make it illegal for states to require GMO labeling. Now, as anyone … Continue reading

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DIY Food Supply Podcast #3: Keeping Backyard Chickens

In this weeks episode, Robb takes a quick look at Backyard Chickens. Going over the basics on  topics such as feed, water, hygiene and housing needs. But not before having abit of a confessional as to the quality of the … Continue reading

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The Chicken Tunnel Man- Bruce Morgan

I thought that my chicken tunnels under the fruit trees was a an original concept until I saw this video. Bruce Morgan on the other hand has put his flock to work tending his garden and devastating pests, with his … Continue reading

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Mark Shepard of New Forest Farms describing alley cropping in the savanah

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Permaculture Principle: Interdependence

After reading yet another article on an “all natural” pesticide, I decided that we need to talk a bit about Interdependence and how it applies when dealing with insects. Specifically when we are dealing with what we call pests. The … Continue reading

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