Greywater | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook.
Really pleased with this article, slides and incorporation of design graphics. Love the topic, aquaculture and the plant side of it. Read, comment or share please. http://treeyopermacultureedu.wordpress.com/chapter-13-aquaculture/useful-aquatic-plants/Aquatic Plant Ecology | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook.
Animal Systems | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook.
Having started on a 130 ha project in Alentejo, Portugal this week this is an appropriate release. Healing the planet with using the rhythmic pattern of animals in rotation, intensive grazing using animal impact, and layering the forest with fowl is a great way forward to altering the industrial model.
via Fermentation | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook
.Besides being a direct contact with nature and making your zone 0 more multifunctional, ferments have true value in permaculture systems. And no I am not talking about the yucky sauerkraut from the supermarket that we all despise nor the yogurt that is tasty because its pasteurization has been hidden by copious amounts of sugar. Rather I am referring to one of the arts that is poised to further the local foods revolution. To back this up with more than just knowing your daily eating habits will be zinged with flavor, the following are the five main reasons why we ferment:
low carbon preservation (no use of refrigeration or high heat)
unlocks minerals and vitamins
Attitudinal Principles | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook.
And for the philosophers in the crowd, this EDU release is the last principle in the sequence: the attitudinal ones like cooperation not competition and everything gardens.
Small-Scale Intensive | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook.
Another release from EDU page. This very important principle allows us to stack in space and time to obtain multiple yields all the while building overall system health. Make food forests!!!!! Details one of the first food forests i installed back in 2006 in New Zealand. Some nice graphics to share around as well.
The Numbers Behind the Half Hydrological Cycle | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook.
An indicting look at two scenarios of development/production and how these numbers cascade through society and the environment.
Catchment Calculations | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook.
Our latest EDU article continuing on the water chapter. For all you math lovers like me, here is a chance to do some calculations that entail catchment possibilities. Simple math reveals some startling numbers which is the topic of the next article for the following week. AND new header art from Anita Tirone.
Hydrological Cycle: Half and Full | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook.
If you have ever wondered actually how climates change, check out this latest release from the EDU site. It’s quite simple and with everyone scratching their heads right now about what to believe on climate change, lets simplify the argument to something very observable in everyone’s environment- the hydrological cycle. None of us can go up into the atmosphere and measure carbon, but looking at our watersheds is more than doable.
Weekend PDC is back in Cincinnati this late winter/ early spring. Great format for the urban and farming crowd to gain knowledge, experience, and a network. It’s a powerful design science that helps to foster environmental literacy and reverence for the local ecosystems. Register early for a $50 discount.
Winter/ Spring Weekend PDC Cincinnati, OH, USA | TreeYo Permaculture.