Category Archives: Water management

A video tour of the Sunnyside Permaculture Farm

Barbara Jackson This video is not deep on explanation but is still a good demonstration of what can be done with a mid sized property. This Permaculture farm has good diversity  and utilizes polyculture techniques while still being organized well … Continue reading

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How Rivers Work- the role of groundwater

BGS Channel This video is a great primer on how water moves through the soil. It is a great place to start when teaching about or trying to firm up your own understanding of water systems in a design by … Continue reading

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Willy Smits Ted Talk on Rainforest restoration.

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Here is a compact self watering garden system- perfect for balcony growers and upcyclers!

Larry Hall Here is a small scale self watering garden system that is perfect for people who are trying to do some gardening in very limited space. What really makes it nice is that it is constructed of materials that … Continue reading

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Super garden space saver. Hydroponic tower garden.

Food Abundance These are the types of solutions that a lot of Permie purists reject. For this I say, use appropriate technology. If you have limited space, are dealing with toxic soil in the concrete jungle or need a high … 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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Eric Toensmeier on regenerative farming.

Greenfield cc Presentation by Eric Toensmeier concerning the status of the environment, the ways current farming practices are contributing to its demise and some strategies for reversing the process. (No mention of carbon taxes or other faux solutions) Tweet it

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The Agro Rebel- an Austrian Show about Sepp Holzers farm in the Alps. Translated to english.

CactusBumm If you want to know what can be done in Permaculture, the Krameterhof (Sepp Holzers Farm) is a great example. This man grows fruits, including citrus, at 1500 meters in the Austrian Alps. He uses all natural methods, has … Continue reading

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Small scale aquaponics with Ann “Aqua Annie” Forsthoefel

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How to build an Herb Spiral

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Having trouble getting your head around Hugelkultur? Check out this video.

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John from Growing your Greens teaching us how to create great soil for planting fruit trees.

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A documentary about earthships

This is a bit off topic for the site, as it has nothing to do with food production per se, but Earthships do strike at the very heart of regenerative and off grid living. Tweet it

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Jesse Lemieux of Pacific Permaculture explaining swales and water systems

Pacific Permaculture People learning about Permaculture frequently get confused about what swales are and how they work. Mr. Lemieux does a great job of demonstrating water control with a dirt mound model. Tweet it

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

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