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Permaculture Design Kit ‹ Elias Leonidas Charalambides

Permaculture Design Kit ‹ Elias Leonidas Charalambides | Permaculture | Scoop.it

From the author : "...This is my custom built, hand made UI for Permaculture. Currently under development, I have created a set of round cards meant to help teach and design Permacultural systems. As I further refine the kit I am documenting my process below and welcome any comments or critiques...."

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OSU on Sheet_Mulching

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NO DIG ABUNDANCE - C.Dowding

Turning an uncultivated plot of land into an abundant garden using the no-dig approach. all within a few months in 2013.
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read more @ http://www.permaculture.co.uk/videos/creating-productive-no-dig-garden-under-year

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Zai (planting) pits

Zai (planting) pits | Permaculture | Scoop.it
Zai pits is a traditional land rehabilitation technology that has been invented by farmers in Burkina Faso. Small pits 20-30 cm in diameter and 10-20 cm deep are dug into degraded soils, often hardpans. Pits are dug in the dry season. At the bottom of the pits farmers place about two handfuls of organic material (animal dung or crop residues). Seeds are planted in these pits as soon as the rainfall starts.
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Trojan Horses, Recipes, and Permaculture

Trojan Horses, Recipes, and Permaculture | Permaculture | Scoop.it
The Transition movement seemed to catch fire right from the beginning, and I confess that its success made me, as a permaculturist, a bit envious.
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The Synergic Garden by Emilia Hazelip

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Vivalist's comment, March 20, 9:41 AM
thanks a lot for bringing her work to my attention. I read Fukuoka book and was eager to find out if someone had adapted his "system" to our climate, veggies... what a fantastic woman!
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Synergistic Growing

Synergistic Growing | Permaculture | Scoop.it
Juan Fran follows the synergistic agriculture method on his vegetable garden, creating a healthy, nutrient dense no-dig soil and plenty of abundant polycultures.
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Vivalist's curator insight, March 19, 4:07 AM

great tips on no-till gardening.

 

"Synergistic Agriculture is not the same as “do-nothing” agriculture. With Synergistic Agriculture it is important to consider crop successions and companion plants over the years"

 

More on Emilia Hazelip's Synergistic approach in this VHS rip video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy_x5rXq19g

and additional resources here

http://www.thefrenchgardener.net/edu/synergistic.php

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Steve Solomon's "Gardening Without Irrigation"

"...Gardening Without Irrigation (ebook edition) can help anyone whose garden depends on a limited or undependable well, anyone who gardens on natural rainfall, for any place faced with the possibility of drought...."
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great input

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How to Make a Wicking Bed

How to Make a Wicking Bed | Permaculture | Scoop.it
A wicking bed is an excellent technique for growing things in environments where water is scarce, and has two main parts. The bottom half is a contained reservoir filled with gravel and water and t...
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Permaculture Plant Index | Temperate Climate Permaculture

Permaculture Plant Index | Temperate Climate Permaculture | Permaculture | Scoop.it
A listing of plants that are perfect for both small and large Permaculture designs in a Temperate Climate!
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Resource Book for Permaculture

Resource Book for Permaculture | Permaculture | Scoop.it
Download a completely FREE copy of this amazing, 348 page permaculture manual, courtesy of the IDEP Foundation
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free ebook , useful content. 

 

"...This Resource Book for Permaculture has been developed using simple language and many detailed illustrations to ensure that the information contained is accessible to all those interested.

This book is made available by kind permissions of the IDEP Foundation...."

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Changing The Goal of Life for a Sustainable Future

Changing The Goal of Life for a Sustainable Future | Permaculture | Scoop.it
Change the goal and you can change the game: An excellent animated video from The Story of Stuff Project explaining that if we can change the end goal of 'more' to 'better', we can create a susta...
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Slake and Infiltration Test by Ray for ENHS 766 Class

This is a video I took of my buddy, Ray Archuleta doing a slake test and then a rainfall simulation/infiltration test. He is showing the difference two soils...
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Managing Cover Crops in Conservation Tillage Systems and beyond

Managing Cover Crops in Conservation Tillage Systems and beyond | Permaculture | Scoop.it

"...Conservation tillage is defined as a system that leaves enough crop residue on the soil surface after planting to provide 30% soil cover, the amount needed to reduce erosion below tolerance levels (SSSA). Today, however, most conservation tillage practitioners aim for greater soil cover because of additional benefits of crop residue. Cover crops are critical to producing this residue and have the potential to maximize tillage benefits..."

 

 

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9 Easy Steps to Sheet Mulching

9 Easy Steps to Sheet Mulching | Permaculture | Scoop.it
Eric Toensmeier shares his tips to turn a barren plot into an edible permaculture paradise.
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The Zay - Sourcebook of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augumentation in Africa

The Zay - Sourcebook of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augumentation in Africa | Permaculture | Scoop.it
The Zay technique is used in Mali, and in Burkina Faso in the Yatenga and Niger provinces where locally it is called Tassa. It can be used in all Sahelian countries, especially in Sudan. The Zay is made on land which is not very permeable so that runoff can be collected. Zai are holes dug approximately 80 cm apart to a depth of 5 to 15 cm, with a diameter of between 15 and 50 cm (Figure 1). Zai improve infiltration of the captured runoff. The holes are deepened each winter. Improvements in the traditional pits by the addition of fertilizer and organic matter (compost) have resulted in dramatic improvements in yield.
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Five Ways to Grow Edibles Vertically

Five Ways to Grow Edibles Vertically | Permaculture | Scoop.it
Growing salads, fruits and herbs vertically not only allows urban dwellers to grow food in small spaces, but follows the permaculture principles of stacking, using renewable resources and making the most of the edge.
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Season Extenders

Season Extenders | Permaculture | Scoop.it
Why Season Extenders are part of This Permaculture Design For those of us who garden in a temperate climate (freezes in winter), we know only too well the disappointment when, for example, our indeterminate tomato plants are full of tomatoes in the...
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Permaculture - Emilia Hazelip - Synergistic Garden (95) - YouTube

An educational video on no-till synergistic gardening that describes the step-by-step processes developed by Emilia Hazelip to create an ecological agricultu...
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Permaculture Voices Podcast | Permaculture Voices Conference: 4 Day Mega Event. March 13-16, 2014, Temecula, CA

Permaculture Voices Podcast | Permaculture Voices Conference: 4 Day Mega Event. March 13-16, 2014, Temecula, CA | Permaculture | Scoop.it
» Permaculture Voices Podcast | Geoff Lawton, Joel Salatin, Allan Savory, Michael Pollan & more.
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PW : Wicking beds [pdf]

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learn more on wicking bed technology

 http://www.waterright.com.au/wicking_bed_technology.pdf

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From the Bottom Up – A DIY Guide to Wicking Beds

From the Bottom Up – A DIY Guide to Wicking Beds | Permaculture | Scoop.it

"...Wicking beds are a unique and increasingly popular way to grow vegetables. They are self-contained raised beds with built-in reservoirs that supply water from the bottom up – changing how, and how much, you water your beds. In this article, we’ll talk about how wicking beds work and why we love them.


We’ll also show you some great examples and leave you with ideas and instructions for creating your own...."

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A Facilitator's Handbook for Permaculture

A Facilitator's Handbook for Permaculture | Permaculture | Scoop.it
Download a free copy of the excellent Facilitator's Handbook for Permaculture - a must for those involved in permaculture workshops, whether planning, organising or delivering
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free ebook, 378 pages of useful content. 

"...This book is made available thanks to the kind permission of the IDEP Foundation....."

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Biochar: The Oldest New Thing You've Never Heard Of: Wae Nelson at TEDxOrlando

Wae Nelson was employed as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace and defense industries for many years, working both as a designer and as a manager in manuf...
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Alaskan EcoEscape Permaculture's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:38 AM

After a forest fire goes through, no wonder things grow so well!

 

Alaskan EcoEscape Permaculture's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:32 PM

Build a fancy hotel for your microorganisms. 

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The Permaculture Design Process - An Example

The Permaculture Design Process - An Example | Permaculture | Scoop.it
Permaculture information, news, forums, courses and worldwide reports - collaborating to spread permaculture design systems internationally.
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Plants That Attract Beneficial Insects

Plants That Attract Beneficial Insects | Permaculture | Scoop.it
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