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2013-09-26 23:33:02

In the new Urban Farm Lifestyle newsletter urban farmers like Greg Peterson, bring readers articles and tips for creating their own urban farm using permaculture, GMO Free Seeds, urban chickens, organic and sustainable farming techniques. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Greg Peterson and The Urban Farm Team are pleased to announce the launch of their free e-newsletter, Urban Farm Lifestyle. The newsletter is intended for urban growers with all levels of experience, from...

2013-09-26 23:32:05

Fourteen years ago, after discovering that he could go into many nurseries and they would sell him a fruit tree that will never bear fruit, Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm decided to do something about it. He started teaching classes in his living room on the ins and outs of growing fruit trees in the desert. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 The mystery was there. Why could someone go into a plant nursery and purchase a fruit tree, expecting that it would be one that actually...

2013-09-20 23:24:14

Noel Valdes will present on open raised bed gardening at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania on Friday, September 20, and Sunday, September 22. Cambridge, WI (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Noel Valdes will present on open raised bed gardening at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania on Friday, September 20, and Sunday, September 22. Noel, a lifelong vegetable grower, also founded CobraHead Garden Tools. Noel’s methods have been influenced by the...

2013-08-22 23:27:37

In Peterson’s eBook My Ordinary, Extraordinary Yard, he shares the simple process of how he transformed his residential landscape into an edible garden delight. The eBook is available for free download for a limited time. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 Growing food in the city? Really? The Urban Farming revolution is upon us with homeowners across the country turning their urban flowerbeds into mini-farms and converting their flowerpots into edible garden delights. This new breed...

2013-08-06 23:22:31

Spend five days in an alternate reality teeming with eclectic musical performances (live band, global and galactic bass, house, gypsy & sacred), cutting edge entertainment (including the first ever Edwardian Ball Roadshow), transformational workshops, a diverse array of yoga and dance classes, world-renowned visual arts and large-scale art installations, ancient wisdom teachings, and gourmet organic food, while experiencing green living in action, celebrating the Full Moon Autumnal...

2013-06-04 23:21:34

In response to an article published by the Southern Illinoisan, which details organic farming awareness efforts by a SIU Carbondale student group, Colle Farmers Market discusses the importance of educating students and community members on the sustainable benefits of organic produce. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 On June 4, Colle Farmers Market comments on an article published by the Southern Illinoisan discussing how a student group at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is...

2013-05-17 23:01:52

Temperature extremes, flooding and drought can wreak havoc on landscapes. Melinda Myers provides strategies to repair and prepare landscapes for whatever mother nature has in store this season. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Spring floods, summer droughts and temperature extremes take their toll on gardens and the gardeners who tend them. Help gardens recover from the crazy temperature and moisture extremes that seem to occur each year. Myers suggests the following steps to revive...

University Students Win Contest To Bring Sanitation, Electricity To Indian Villagers
2012-08-22 17:10:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Americans and other developed nations around the world have taken sanitation and electricity for granted for more than 100 years. Yet, many underdeveloped countries, such as India, still do not have either and live under kerosene power and are forced to defecate outdoors. Now, a new campaign, called the Humanure Power Project, is looking to change all that. The HPP, an innovative social venture founded and run by six Tulane...


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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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