Permaculture Paradise: Laying the groundwork for a food forest garden

January 9, 2015 by  
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  A couple of years ago, my husband and I made a huge decision that would change our lives forever: after years of living in downtown Toronto, we decided to take a huge leap of faith and move to the outskirts of a tiny village in rural Quebec. Now, after observing our land for over a year, we’re ready to start transforming it! Read on past the jump to find out what I’ll be chronicling as our property  evolves  into a  permaculture homestead with a lush, perennial food forest garden. Read the rest of Permaculture Paradise: Laying the groundwork for a food forest garden Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building a chicken coop , Cate , Cate Winter , Catherine , Catherine Winter-Hebert , DIY , DIY permaculture , food forest , food forest garden , goat cheese , growing food , homesteading , maple syrup , Organic , organic seeds , perennial food forest garden , permaculture , permaculture gardening , permaculture homestead , permaculture homesteading , quebec , raising chickens , rural farming , rural food , rural garden , rural life , rural living , spruce beer , Sustainable , sustainable permaculture

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British Columbia’s First Earthship Built with Pop Cans and Old Tires is Still Standing Strong!

September 18, 2014 by  
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In July 2009, Sandra Burkholder and her family began building an  Earthship  in Kamloops, BC;  a  sustainable house  built with used tires and pop cans. Known as the  Darfield Earthship , the home features green building methods, water conservation, organic growing techniques, and renewable energy. In 2011, this inspiring project won $5,000 in the So Nice “A Better Organic World” contest, and both the home and its  surrounding gardens  have been evolving beautifully ever since. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of British Columbia’s First Earthship Built with Pop Cans and Old Tires is Still Standing Strong! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: darfield earthship , earthship , Eco Architecture , eco design , gray water , graywater , green architecture , green design , green home , grey water , greywater , Home Made from Old Tires and Pop Cans , hugelkultur , low impact , low impact house , low impact living , old tires , perennial , perennial garden , perennials , permaculture , permaculture gardening , raised garden beds , rammed earth , recycled home , Recycled Materials , Sandra Burkholder , sustainable design , sustainable permaculture , tires

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America’s First Food Forest: From Ground Level to Canopy, Urban Agriculture is Growing Seattle

June 9, 2014 by  
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DIY Hugelkultur: How Build Raised Permaculture Garden Beds

August 16, 2013 by  
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Although the term “hugelkultur” was coined by German horticulturalists Hans Beba and Herman Andra in the late 1970s, the actual technique has probably been used for thousands of years. Roughly translated into “hill culture”, this method consists of creating raised garden beds by covering rotting wood with compost and soil, and then planting into them. If you think about it, it’s really just recreating the effects of forest floor decomposition—just in one’s own garden space. Learn how to make your own after the jump! Read the rest of DIY Hugelkultur: How Build Raised Permaculture Garden Beds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: compost , garden , Gardening , hugelkultur , perennial vegetables , permaculture , permaculture gardening , raised garden beds , soil        

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