Category Archives: Recycle/repurpose

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 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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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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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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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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The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country. A quick review.

I ran across “The Permaculture Handbook: Garden farming for Town and Country” by Peter Bane while ordering another Permaculture book on Amazon. While Mr. Bane is a fellow Hoosier and I was aware of his work (I had even considered … 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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John Kohler from Growing your Greens on making compost.

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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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A call to Permaculturists and people working to localize food production.

If you follow our Podcast you have noticed that one of the things we love to do is highlight the people who are already doing a lot of the work around the Midwest improving food security, organics, localizing food production and … Continue reading

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Chicago restaurant “Sandwich Me” setting a high bar for green behavior

Nation Swell So when you are wondering if you could run a sustainable restaurant, here is what “Sandwich Me” is Chicago is pulling off. All of their meat and produce is locally sourced. They recycle 100%. (in order to accomplish that … Continue reading

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DIYFS #11: Interview with Linda Proffitt at Peaceful Grounds

We have a long one for you this week folks. A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Linda Proffitt of Global Peace Initiatives, where we discussed several of their most recent activities. This interview runs about an hour … Continue reading

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Fleet Farming- by Chill Will. Rethinking food distribution.

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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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