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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,

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

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,

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.

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

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

2013-05-17 23:01:52

Temperature extremes, flooding and drought can wreak havoc on landscapes.

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

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.


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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