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2011-01-20 11:10:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has created a new homesteading program that taps the desire for self-sufficiency and a return to simpler living.

2010-11-09 07:00:00

HILLSBORO, Ore., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fishy Farm today introduced a new outdoor series of polyculture (aquaponic) equipment that lets families grow plenty of all-natural food in their backyards and the only thing required is feeding the fish.

2010-11-02 15:08:14

A unique acacia known as a "fertilizer tree" has typically led to a doubling or tripling of maize yields in smallholder agriculture in Zambia and Malawi, according to evidence presented at a conference in the Hague today.

2010-10-05 08:00:00

OSHAWA, Ontario, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sancor Industries Ltd. (http://www.sancorindustries.com/), a leading manufacturer of composting toilets, has partnered with well known actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. and his Living With Ed brand.

2010-04-22 16:21:00

POULTNEY, Vt., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College formally opened a new $5.8 million combined heat and power (CHP) biomass plant this morning.

2010-04-20 07:29:43

Study determines usefulness of dark-colored plastic mulch and row covers for okra production.

2010-04-15 10:16:00

POULTNEY, Vt., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to Green Mountain College's official history, students living in the school's original academy building in 1837 were warmed by wood-burning stoves.

2010-03-24 07:25:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tauck Romano Innovative Philanthropy (TRIP) is joining Marriott International's ongoing effort to leverage sustainable tourism, conservation and training in Brazil's Amazon Rainforest.

2009-11-30 08:24:00

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's fast-paced, hectic world, it is easy to feel stressed and disconnected. During the holidays, anxiety levels can become especially high.

2009-11-04 11:23:04

Research scientists at Nova Scotia Agricultural College have been working steadily to find effective organic methods to control weeds in cultivated blueberry crops.

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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