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Permaculture - Android App on Google Play

Permaculture - Android App on Google Play | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
This fantastic app will keep you abreast of the latest Permaculture tips, videos, advice and more from our featured publishers. Inside you'll have access to:

 

* Up to the Minute Permaculture Tips, Blogs and Information 
* The Latest Permaculture Videos, News and Reviews 
* Access to the latest Permaculture Courses in Australia, the Uk, USA and more 
* Plus a whole lot more, including some exciting NEW developments coming soon.

 

It's FREE and easy to start using immediately.

 

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Vivalist's comment, November 6, 2012 3:56 AM
I just downloaded it and gave it a try. What an awesome app! thx a lot for the link. It's all good stuff - lots of good stuff!
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the downsides of composting (composting forum at permies)

the downsides of composting (composting forum at permies) | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
I think the world is rich with the ideas of the upside of composting. Mostly that the resulting product is almost magical in what it can do for soil
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Gardening with Ecobeds: Making Garden Ecobeds.

Gardening with Ecobeds: Making Garden Ecobeds. | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
Making Garden Ecobeds
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 Combining a Wicking bed with a worm composting bin and aerated compost tea.

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Turning compost into lifelines | People and technology | Practical Action

Turning compost into lifelines | People and technology | Practical Action | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
Thousands and thousands of holes, each no more than a metre across, dug into the sand bars, then filled with compost. Into these, farmers are able to plant between four and six gourd seeds per hole – from which can grow up to 10 gourds that the families can eat, store, even sell to make money they can put towards medicine, clothes, livestock or schooling for their children
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101 PERMACULTURE DESIGNS, downloadable imgur album - Imgur

The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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The Perfect Soil - Forget about compost piles! - YouTube

[First image with 5 pots] At first sight, this might look like stages of plant growth. The fact is that these 5 pots were planted 3 weeks ago. Same seed, pla...
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SLM 10 Natural Regeneration - YouTube

Programme 10 in the series on Sustainable Land Management in Africa looks at the use of farmer managed natural regeneration of trees for sustainable farming....
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50 Garden Solutions You'll Find In Your Trash

50 Garden Solutions You'll Find In Your Trash | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
By Liesl Clark There may be items in your trash that could help you with your gardening. Check out this list and see if any of these great ideas resonate with you, helping you pull a couple things ...
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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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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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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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Biochar Workshop Part 1, How to Make Biochar

Biochar making workshop led by Bob Wells, soil scientist Jon Nilsson and Patryk Battle. There are 5 parts:

1- How to Make Biochar

2- Why to Make Biochar

3- The Carbon Cycle

4- The Biochar Facility

5- Biochar & the Greenhouse

 

Additional Resources link http://www.livingwebfarms.org/resources/4560000658


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Biochar sequestrates CO2 (1kg of biochar is equivalent to up to 3kg of CO2), retain water and nutrients. It also promotes micro-organic and fungi life.

 

You can make biochar with any living material (bones, wood sticks, corn stover, sunflower stalks...) but if you're looking for carbon per mass, the heavier the input, the more biochar you get (1/3 of the initial weight). While making it, you can re-using the energy generated and reduce emitions. Justmake sure the water content is as minimal as possible.


Out of the kiln cheminee, you have water vapor and CO2 so it could be sent to a greenhouse.


For one unit of input (wood) you get 50% char, 10% volatiles (CO, Methane, Hydrogen...) used during the process and 40% you can turn into heat/energy > heat water tank, facilities & greenhouses, dry wood...


You also get a by-product called wood vinegar, used diluted 200-1 with water and sprayed on plants. It is a bio stimulant for germination and a pest repellent because of its odor. 

 

To build the kiln you need an outside chamber with a cheminee and bottom air holes with additional top tiny holes and an inner chamber where the biochar is done. The inner one is sealed with tiny holes on the side.

 

The outter chamber can be insulated with ciment walls or ceramic fiber.

  

You can add urine to biochar to sequester its phosporus while not being too bothered by salt issues.

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Food is Free Project: How to Build a Raised Wicking Bed! - YouTube

Food Is Free Project is amazing, engaging, sustaining and entertaining!! Learn how to get all your neighbors to grow food in their front yard. Listen to John...
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Gardening Resources, Cornell University

This publication describes some of the more familiar organic materials available to home gardeners, their effect on soil, plants, and soil life, and how they are commonly used.

 

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Agroforestry, stakes and perspective - YouTube

This video is the first part of a film which presents the perspectives of agroforestry confronted with the current agricultural, economical and social challe...
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SLM 06 Zai Planting Pits - YouTube

Programme 06 in the series on Sustainable Land Management in Africa looks at the use of Zai planting pits for water harvesting and improving production. Film...
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SPRING SOWINGS Propagation undercover - YouTube

Ways to sow seeds and prick out seedlings into module trays, composts you can use.
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9 Easy Steps to Sheet Mulching

9 Easy Steps to Sheet Mulching | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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

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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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