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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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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 2:38 PM

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

 

Alaskan EcoEscape Permaculture's curator insight, October 19, 2013 3:32 PM

Build a fancy hotel for your microorganisms. 

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The Permaculture Design Process - An Example

The Permaculture Design Process - An Example | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
Permaculture information, news, forums, courses and worldwide reports - collaborating to spread permaculture design systems internationally.
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Cover Crops

"... Cover crops play an important role in maintaining soil quality and productivity. Usually we think of cover crops in terms of reducing soil erosion and adding organic matter to the soil – but they can do much more e.g. Reduce Nutrient Losse,  Improve Soil Fertility, Reduce Pest Populations, Reduce Compaction and Improve Soil Structure, Water Management and Emergency Forage. ..."

 

 

 

 

 

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Cover Crops Solutions Chart

Cover Crops Solutions Chart | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it

"....The key ‘features’ you will want to look for when choosing a cover crop mix will somewhat depend on the type of soil you have, and, of course, its level of fertility. For example, if you have a heavy (high in clay content) soil, there is a high risk of compaction, which can create a waterlogged and anaerobic state that will stunt your plants and make them susceptible to disease. Whether you break up the soil withdouble-digging or not, such soils would benefit from a cover crop with strong and deep root systems that can try to penetrate any hard pans below the soil surface...."

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Back to Eden | Watch Documentaries Online

Documentary on After years of back-breaking toil in ground ravaged by the effects of man-made growing systems, Paul Gautschi has discovered a taste of what God in...
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6 Core Permaculture Techniques - Producing Food Sustainably

"...Forest Gardening / Food Forest Establishment, Creating and Using Seed Mixtures, Lawn to Pasture Conversion, Zone Planning and Implementation, Mob Grazing / Small Livestock Paddock Shift Systems, Developing Regionally Adapted Seed Strains, Contour Based Wood Core Beds..."

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How To Use Pee In Your Garden

How To Use Pee In Your Garden | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
If you can get over the ewwww factor, pee-cycling your own urine into the garden makes good sense. Fresh urine is high in nitrogen, moderate in phosphorus and low in potassium and can act as an exc...
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Diary of a window box garden: the permaculture prescription

Diary of a window box garden: the permaculture prescription | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
After exploring the potentially radical benefits of urban food growing and urban wilding (on a miniature window box-sized scale, of course), it seems sensible to see if there's a way to combine the two to create something spectacular.
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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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Changing The Goal of Life for a Sustainable Future

Changing The Goal of Life for a Sustainable Future | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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 | Think Like a Permaculturist | 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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Permaculture Presentations | Graham Bell

"...Presentations from workshops and seminars, sharing expertise in permaculture principles and design..."

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New Allan Savory Podcast and Free Webinar

New Allan Savory Podcast and Free Webinar | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it

"...In anticipation of his upcoming Aussie tour, Allan just recorded a podcast over at The Wellness Couch. Concepts of Holistic Management getting discussed in forums beyond straight-up agriculture, because, after all, ‘if you eat, you’re involved’…."

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How To Make A Chicken Tractor For Free!

How To Make A Chicken Tractor For Free! | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
A simple and easy guide to building your own chicken tractor from recycled objects.
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Permaculture Ideas: Compost Wheelie Bin Hot Water

Permaculture Ideas: Compost Wheelie Bin Hot Water | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
"...here’s a great tip given by a member of the Aquaponics Made Easy Forum on cheap easy to build hot water system using compost. The original question posted to the forum was how to heat a fish tank over winter without any extra energy costs. A hard thing to do. Thermal Mass heating was one answer but a crafty member posted a very interesting solution and swears that it works a treat. We’ve illustrated his simple design. So simple you will think “Aha! Why didn’t I think of that?”...."
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At Least 10 Uses for Wood Ash

At Least 10 Uses for Wood Ash | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
We found this great list of things to do with wood ash. We have tested some ourselves like cleaning the glass of a woodstove and fertlizing tomatoes but we have NEVER dusted pets that have been skunked!
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7 No-Cost Ways to Grow More Food From Your Garden

7 No-Cost Ways to Grow More Food From Your Garden | Think Like a Permaculturist | Scoop.it
Starting a vegetable garden can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some no-cost ways to boost yields in your garden. Some will even save you money.
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