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Harvest Swap – and the Third Ethic of Permaculture

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I feel like a field mouse lately, the cold nights and cool days of late September inviting actions directed at keeping warmth in the house, gathering the food stuffs for the long winter ahead. Preparing the firewood, knitting a few more garments to keep the family cozy…. searching for the slippers that were put away for the summer.

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My Permaculture Greenhouse: 6 things I do to keep it green

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yellow pod pea greenhouse

August is the time when we renew our efforts gardening with climate-extension methods in mind – greenhouses, cold frames, hoop houses are all at the start of their new season. With permaculture ideas in mind, and with focus on sustainability, I run my greenhouse in a way that keeps it healthy and productive with minimal inputs (limited to seeds and water in my case). Here is how I do it. 1. The Year Starts in […]

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Pollinator-friendly permaculture garden: 8 simple plants that Inspire

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permaculture pollinator garden

Creating habitat and biodiversity are on the short list for any permaculture effort – both provide for ecological resilience, bring beneficial life forms to the ecosystem and thus support the work of creating of a sustainable setting. And so much permaculture work takes place in the garden, in a food forest, on the land – where pollinator-friendly plantings support the vision of a vibrant, life-promoting place!

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Permaculture Tips: Restoring Biodiversity

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permaculture pollinator garden

Permaculture demonstration farm, Lots of Life in One Place, is the location for this how-to video. Learn how to use permaculture approach for restoring biodiversity on your land with naturalizing perennial plants that attract pollinators, offer habitat and forage and build soils.

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Basic Tea Plants for a Permaculture Garden

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Scott Pittman of the Permaculture Institute tours his garden and shows some of the basic herbs that can be included in just about any permaculture setting as tea plants.

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Tea Garden: 5 More Easy Favorites

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rose petals

Growing herbs for tea seems to be the easiest way to put something edible on your table, even in the most limited gardening setting. Most herbs for tea are also ornamental, and/or perennial – they draw beneficial insects, and offer aesthetic interest for those in your surroundings not interested in growing your own food.

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