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Monthly archives for December, 2010

Episode 1021: Obtaining Yields, Part ...

Episode 1021: Obtaining Yields, Part 2.
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Continuing our discussion on yields by focusing on annuals, niches, companion planting, and plant guilds, intermixed with various examples from my own life. Again we return to my blueberries and revisit the Three Sisters guild of corn, squash, and beans/peas. As Permaculture is a holistic system, I do run back and forth a bit, as […]

Episode 1020: What To Do With That Ol...

Episode 1020: What To Do With That Old Christmas Tree?
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Now that the holidays are behind us, there is one thing left to take care of: the Christmas Tree.  Since the last several shows have been about yields I wanted to take a few minutes and look at how we can reuse our tree.  I look at: Chipping it to use as mulch Branches as […]

Episode 1019: Obtaining Yields

Episode 1019: Obtaining Yields
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Expanding on the concepts of Episode 16 by looking at ways to expand our concept of yields while also giving examples from my own experiences on how to create them.  I started with 4 ideas and will continue to work through the list I have until they are done and will then return to examining […]

Episode 1018: Obtain a Yield

Episode 1018: Obtain a Yield
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This episode continues looking at each of David Holmgren’s 12 Principles of Permaculture in individual detail.  This show is about principle 3, Obtain a Yield and some ideas to consider when looking for a yield.  Episode 17 will contain examples of actions we can take to get them. There are 7 ideas I keep in […]

Episode 1017: Q&A – Empty ...

Episode 1017: Q&A – Empty McMansions for Intentional Communities
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Lori from Texas wrote in to ask if using an empty McMansion, a term used to describe large, indistinct homes often located on several acres of land, would be a good basis for an intentional community. My answer turned into a broader one of “What do we do with the Suburbs?”. Here are links for […]

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