Tag: Permaculture

Make Trees Great Again: A series in Making America (or the whole world) Great Again

Written by Doug Crouch Trees have so incredibly much inherent value, both intrinsically and materially. Society, in the large part, began to focus solely only them for their material value, especially those in positions of power. However, there is a growing trend of those recognizing…

Make Soil Great Again: A series in Making America (or the whole world) Great Again

Ok liberals, Let’s Stop complaining!! Lets instead take Donnies message to heart. Face it, America, also better known in the world as the states, is not great. It’s a war mongering, disease ridden, drug plagued, feudal lordship, colonialist mentality, grossly polluted, shallow society full…

Project Update: Winter Workings: Treasure Lake, Petersburg, Kentucky, USA

Well for market gardeners, its the time to rest, winter (at least physically).  For me, being a manager of a 40 acre (16 Ha) native food forest and steward of the total 60 acres (24 HA), its the time to work here at Treasure…

Rainy Season Ending Final Push: Suryalila Retreat Center project Update: Southern Spain

When I showed up again at Suryalila on April 20th, 2017 I had just finished a one month stint of being on the road in Portugal and felt refreshed to be back there in Southern Andulusia.  To my surprise the landscape had already taken…

On the Road: Fair Share Consulting/ Implementation with Past students/ Past Projects

check in on past students and projects and being open to the future After finishing the two week PDC at Suryalila Retreat Center in Andalusia spain and then a weeks worth of implementation work, I headed off for a short break to Grenada to…

Treasure Lake/ Forest Blog: 16+ years of on and off management

After 16 years you notice the change.  Yes 16 plus years of on and off management of the forest at my families land, better known inside our circle as the lake, and outwardly as Treasure Lake.  My family has owned the property since late…

Project Update: Suryalila, South Spain, Reforestation Beginnings

One of the most striking things I took from Brad Lancaster’s book and workshop, was a quote from Mr. Phiri, the Zimbabwean land regenerator he sites in his intro.  My Phiri said, “You got to plant the water before you plants the trees.”  This…

Cover Cropping | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook

Cover Cropping | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook. To return organic material back to the soil and stimulate the soil food web, a diverse blend of seeds can be sown to cover bare soils thus kickstarting soil repair. With different root depths and qualities,…

Zone 1 Garden Establishment- Herdade de Lage, Casteloa, Portugal

Zone 1 Garden Establishment Having had the good fortune of being contracted out to create a Permaculture landscape at Herdade de Lage, a 130 HA (325 acre) ranch in Alentejo near Odmeria, Portugal, a small group of permies banded together to meet the clients…

Aquatic Plant Ecology | 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.

The Plots Thicken (Part 1)- Urban Greens Collaboration in Bond Hill, Permablitz host site

Well after another month of working with Urban Greens, I have come to many realizations about the way humans manage land and natural resources in general.  Its been an interesting look around as we grow nourishing food and watch in utter astonishment at societies…

Travel Blog: Dominican Republic Agro-tourism with a side of beach

A trip to the Peninsula of the North coast of the Dominican Republic: Las Galeras. On the weekend of Jan 19th, 2013, I left the farm early one morning for Samana via a direct gua-gua.  It left in rising sun at 7 am from…