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Monthly archives for June, 2011

The Growing Home

The Growing Home
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As someone who comes from a computer science background, I have an affinity for the transition Rishi and his family have made.  Whether you have a large amount of space or a little, the passion and dedication to the process can guide you through. This video is well produced and talks with Rishi and Ro […]

Episode 1125: Neal’s Garden Que...

Episode 1125: Neal’s Garden Questions (Permabyte)
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Neal from New Jersey wrote me a few days ago with the following questions.  I already had a chance to respond to him via email, so he could start working on this immediately, but this takes that response and expands on it a bit. 1) Is it bad to buy non-organic plants for your home […]

Episode 1124: Core Concepts: Prime Di...

Episode 1124: Core Concepts: Prime Directive, Ethics, and Principles
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This brings us to the next portion of the Permaculture Design Course with the very core ideas of permaculture: The Prime Directive, Ethics, and Principles that make permaculture permaculture. The Prime Directive, from Mollison, states: “The only ethical decisions is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children.” From there we […]

Shepherd Bliss: Learning from the Com...

Shepherd Bliss: Learning from the Community of the Land
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This is a sensuous article about what we can learn from the land through permaculture. Beneficial relationships, observation, community, and the wisdom of children.  Oh, if I could write this well.  Reading the words within will take but a few minutes, but the lessons you can take from it will carry with you. http://augustafreepress.com/2011/06/20/shepherd-bliss-learning-from-the-community-of-the-land/

Meal Time for Your Garden

Meal Time for Your Garden
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This is an article that mentions two of my favorite things: permaculture and Steve Solomon.  I was a bit skeptical about the author’s supposition that the NPK of compost was around 1:1:1, but some further research on the web (Google), revealed it to appear to be accurate as a Back of the Envelope calculation. You […]

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