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Capture the Rain and Rebuild the Economy: It Can Happen Here!

This fun animation shows how reconnecting trees to our city's watersheds is one of the fastest ways to create lasting jobs while rebuilding local economies a...
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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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Master Plan Design Template by TheronB @ XMind

Master Plan Design Template by TheronB @ XMind | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
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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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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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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

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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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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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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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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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Super Efficient Irrigation With Buried Clay Pots

Super Efficient Irrigation With Buried Clay Pots | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
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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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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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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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