Category Archives: Water management

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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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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The trompe moves water, compresses air and apparantly removes iron from water, all without electricity.

The first video is specifically about how a Trompe is being used to remove iron from water and to clean the river without external power.  The second is a more thorough explanation about this practically forgotten 16th century technology. We can … 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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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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A rain gutter garden watering system.

(Larry Hall) Here is a video about what Larry calls a rain gutter garden. I have seen various versions of this, usually involving five gallon buckets connected to a primary water source. While I do not consider it to be … Continue reading

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Green Gold- A documentary by John Liu

(Permaculture Day) In this video John Liu explains some of the processes by which we can rehabilitate some of the harshest environments on the planet. Its all about controlling grazing, replanting trees and allowing the systems to heal. For all … Continue reading

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Peter Cundall talking Backyard Permaculture

This is from and Australian Gardening show. Its a bit of a long video, but it demonstrates his full suburban design. The video goes in depth into his water management, integrated pest control, companion planting and the whole gamut of … Continue reading

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Nutrient cycles.

(FCPS Biology) I have considered doing a podcast on nutrient cycles and haven’t done it because it is difficult to describe them completely without visuals. This video provides a clear image of their function. Carbon cycles and water cycles are … Continue reading

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DIYFS #16- Understanding and Designing with Patterns

In this weeks podcast, I take a look at how we use patterns when designing a Permaculture system. Some of the features we discuss are: using geometry to create space and edge, climate, weather, behavior of water, mapping of patterns in the design, … 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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Adding freshwater prawn to your aquaponic system.

Grow Dinner Aquaponics Here is an example of using crayfish to provide additional water purification in an aquaponic system. There are several ways to approach this and as you will hear in an upcoming podcast, I am quickly becoming a … Continue reading

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The Miracle Water Village

Saurabh More While this is a bit of an extreme example, this video does a good job of demonstrating how good water management practices can change everything in a community. Tweet it

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Here is a nice bare bones look at some earthworks and water systems in a semi suburban area.

Working with Nature This video demonstrates the earthworks to create a water harvesting storage system in suburban Crowley Texas. Nicholas Burtner shows us how he tied into street drainage to gather water by way of a gabion that diverts water … Continue reading

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“Garden Secrets” for a successful garden with Green Desert

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