By Permaculture Pathways
The Federal Government is sending us all a cheque for $900 – yippy!
It’s to stimulate the economy – but we’re putting ours in the bank.
A seed bank that is – we’re going to set up a seed saving system space and build a wonderful propagation house with our stimulus package. We’ll use the money to buy all the stuff we… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 18, 2009 at 9:00am —
By WNYC Culture
The word “locavore” was coined in 2005 and selected as “Word of the Year” in 2007 by the New Oxford Dictionary. It describes a person who actively seeks out locally produced food.
Many foodies believe that local food can be better for you — and the planet — than organic foods. Part of the rationale is the carbon… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 16, 2009 at 5:37pm —
By Sonya of Permaculture Pathways
One key thing missing from our little farm is our own bee hives.
This is something I intend to remedy soon – plans are afoot to get a couple of hives and for me to learn the art of bee-keeping.
Bees would be a wonderful addition for many reasons;
Honey! We love honey and we use lots of… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 15, 2009 at 10:51pm —
Added by Anita Funnell on May 13, 2009 at 4:01pm —
Ooooby was launched in the 17th Dec. This graph shows the results from our first 5 months of life. Please let us know if there is anything we could be doing to improve our results.… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 13, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Landslide radical community farm is located in the Hill District of Pittsburgh PA and has been working hard on expanding it's amazing urban permaculture and community efforts this spring. See more at: punk rock permaculture… Continue
Added by Gaia Punk on May 13, 2009 at 11:30am —
Two bills designed to stop outbreaks of food-borne illnesses could mean big trouble for small farms.
By Robynne Boyd
When food as benign as spinach turns deadly, it may be time to revamp the country's food-safety regulations. The catch? Ensuring that small-scale farmers don't topple under new regulatory red… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 12, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Added by Pete Russell on May 12, 2009 at 12:23pm —
This workshop will cover how growing your own vegetable garden can be so rewarding, and so easy! It will take you through a step by step process of how to start your winter vegetable garden and some very valuable information on pests and composting etc.
Every participant will leave the workshop with sowed seeds to start their very own vegetable garden!
Date: 23rd May
Location: Grey Lynn Community Centre.… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 12, 2009 at 9:30am —
On Saturday we began a 2 week permaculture course here on Waiheke Island led by Bryan Innes and Jo Pearsall
. So far we have learned a great deal through a process which I can only describe as guided observation. In… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 11, 2009 at 10:27am —
A huge thank you to Claire, who sent me an email to say she had read my diary
and had a whole lot of seedlings I could have. She was moving house and I could help myself from her garden. I did! And without her help I would have very little to report on the gardening front.…
Added by James Samuel on May 10, 2009 at 5:30am —
This year, my husband and I decided to try planting an organic veggie garden in our suburban backyard. We've both got black thumbs, so this is a real experiment. Because of space and time considerations, we elected to go with the Square-Foot Gardening Method from the book by Mel Bartholomew.… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 9, 2009 at 10:35pm —
By MICHAEL TORTORELLO
I have no truck with chickens. I don’t eat them and I don’t like them. They are, to my eyes, savage and prehistoric, a fluffier breed of lizard. And yet, on a recent Friday afternoon I had an appointment to keep with 30 of them, on an odd little river island in downtown Minneapolis. The… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 9, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Sometimes, you try things that just don't work for example:
In this case - it took up only a small area, keeps the tomato plants nice and warm however it kept falling over in strong winds. Pointless!!!!!
. Sorting out the materials, the only cost was the plastic everything else is recycled.
. Will the layout work?… Continue
Added by Debbie Everson on May 9, 2009 at 3:07pm —
URBAN ACRES: Joshua Mogin and his daughter Joy plant in a Heart Beet Gardening project.
Families grow food, and grow closer together, when lawns cede their territory to communal produce gardens.
By Mary MacVean
The front yard at Lexi Conrad and Joshua Mogin's house one recent Sunday morning felt like… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 6, 2009 at 10:01pm —
Hi everyone. We have just started a Permaculture Design Group
for anyone who has a Permaculture Design Certificate.
Come and join us if you qualify.
If you don't qualify yet, come and do our course. You can contact me… Continue
Added by Jo Pearsall on May 6, 2009 at 8:00pm —
By Karen Utley
Long ago, when I was a very little girl, our family's summers were occupied with tending a large garden patch of ever-bearing strawberry plants.
I remember following my mother down the long rows as she carefully picked the fragrant, perfectly ripe berries, helping her carry the little… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 6, 2009 at 3:19pm —
By TOM HARRIS
The difficult economy has many people looking for creative ways to stretch their budgets. One option that is increasing in popularity is growing your own food.
Nurseries across Central Texas are noticing a big jump in business when it comes to selling seeds, fruit and vegetable plants.
Added by Pete Russell on May 5, 2009 at 11:45pm —
Are you starting a garden this spring? For the last several years, the only gardens we've been planting have been in containers. But growing food in containers shouldn't be a drawback; urban gardening in pots, containers, and windowboxes can yield quite a lot of food. Take a look at this gallery of ten different… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 5, 2009 at 3:49pm —
On this stunning autumn day aboard the ferry from Auckland City to Waiheke Island I reached the top deck to find Bill soaking up the scenery of the beautiful harbour. His posse of bright young activists greeted me warmly and introduced Bill. He delivered a solid handshake and gracious smile as he thanked me for coming to meet him.
With only 30 odd minutes before the ferry pulls into Matiatia Bay, we decided to find a spot out of the wind in… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on May 5, 2009 at 12:49pm —