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2014-08-28 23:18:07

Surpassing its initial Indiegogo campaign goal, The Polish Ambassador’s “Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour” will launch in October 2014. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 This October, electronic music musician David Sulgalski aka The Polish Ambassador will partner with a team of permaculture educators and community organizers to bring Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour to venues in major cities across the United States. This...

2014-07-31 23:21:04

If you wonder why you should mulch your landscape and what kind of mulch to use, check out these tips from the professionals at Norway Gardens in Monticello Indiana. There is a lot to consider in selecting the best mulch for your needs. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 We sell truck loads of mulch at Norway Gardens yet you can find cheaper mulch at other stores. What is the difference? Why use mulch? What are advantages of using cedar bark chips instead of mulch? What is the advantage of cedar mulch...

2014-05-13 23:12:16

Turf Feeding Systems, a Texas company, is starting a case study project with Watertronics, a Wisconsin-based organization, to document the Water Savings and Benefits of the company’s Sustainability and Water Efficiency technology. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Turf Feeding Systems (TFS) a leader in fertilizer injection into irrigation, is partnering with Watertronics, the industry leader in pumping systems and rain water harvesting. The companies will be combing forces on two...

2014-04-29 20:21:11

PLANO, Texas, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldVentures Foundation(TM), the philanthropic arm of WorldVentures(TM), collaborated with multiple South African organizations to help educate and nourish children in South Africa by renovating two buildings and developing a school's permaculture food garden. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140429/82164 "WorldVentures Foundation is honored to support the extraordinary passion of South African WorldVentures Independent...

2014-02-27 23:34:35

Permaculture (permanent-culture) is a design approach to thinking and living on the planet. Program is offered in February, 2014. Bahamas, Caribbean (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Permaculture (permanent-culture) is a design approach to thinking and living on the planet. For more information, please visit: http://sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3893&id=1#m Permaculture designing and thinking simply asks the question “what does it take for us as humans to live in genuine...

2014-02-06 23:01:56

The FDPC Permaculture Design Course is an Urban / Drylands focused, and is for everyone who is serious in learning how to create a more sustainable life in all areas: food production, energy use, transportation, housing/shelter, water use, community building and so much more. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 The 2014 Four Directions Permaculture (FDPC) Design Course is the 14th design course offered by Don Titmus in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. The FDPC Permaculture Design Course is a...

2013-11-29 23:23:12

In this inspiring and informative guide, aimed at both aspiring and experienced urban farmers alike, Peterson explores some of the surprising places one can start a garden, grow your own healthy food and build an Urban Farm Lifestyle. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 What do windowsills, fire escapes, and rooftops have in common? They are all urban gardens just waiting to happen! Grow Wherever You Go! is a newly-released guide written by urban farmer Greg Peterson that aims to...

2013-11-26 23:25:30

As part of a new app called Urban Farm Guides, Native Seed/SEARCH's Bill McDorman has created an extensive, step-by-step guide on how to save non-GMO seeds that will educate beginning urban farmers, gardeners and seasoned seed savers alike. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 UrbanFarm.org has just released a new, informative guide that teaches urban farmers, of all levels, how to save their seeds. The new how-to guide, Basic Seed Saving, is an extensive guide that describes in...

2013-11-14 23:29:16

The Urban Farm released a new iPhone and iPad app today called Urban Farm Guides; the app contains urban farming guidebooks that inspire users to create their own urban farms. Current How-To Guide topics include growing your own organic food, raising chickens, saving seeds, and creating your own sustainable, organic, urban farm. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 This week UrbanFarm.org released an innovative educational app for iPhone and iPad that will give users access to...

2013-11-04 23:27:20

The program will be offered from Wednesday, November 13—Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Grass Valley, California. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 The permaculture program, which will be offered from November 13th-23rd, provides a foundational educational experience for understanding permaculture design. For more information, please visit http://www.sivanandayogafarm.org/course.php?course_id=940 Permaculturists can grow food just about anywhere, repair environmentally damaged...


Latest Permaculture Reference Libraries

Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...

Forest Gardening
2013-07-31 15:46:47

Forest gardening is a woodland ecosystem that requires little maintenance. Forest gardening is a form of intercropping that is a seven tier, layering system utilizing the space from the sub-ground up to the canopy in order to provide high yielding food production for human consumption in wooded areas. Layering utilizes the photosynthesis to the maximum benefit for each tier within the forest garden. The canopy level consists of the tallest fruit/nut trees with dwarf trees in the...

Three Sisters
2013-05-18 07:30:48

Three Sisters crop is a technique of gardening used primarily by Native Americans, but gardeners of any kind may also use this technique. These crops use three types of plants; in the Tewa tribe, they use four. The traditional seeds used are corn, beans, and squash. There are many benefits from this method, the first being the use of the corn stalks for the beans to grow on. The beans themselves then provide nitrogen for the corn and squash, while giving the corn amino acids, lysine, and...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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