Utilizing observations of natural and native plants for keys to plant species and families reveals to us a template for local plant guild design: what plants like to grow here in this soil and climate? Take a walk in a local state or national park and observe what grows with what there. Is it dense, […]
It has always been difficult to define: Permaculture. Toby does an excellent job of setting things straight. What Permaculture Isn’t — and Is “Permaculture is notoriously hard to define. A recent survey shows that people simultaneously believe it is a design approach, a philosophy, a movement, and a set of practices. This broad and contradiction-laden […]
Went to work with client Dan Strause today in Rio, Wisconsin. We are laying out his property based on the master plan that Dan Halsey and I put together for him last month. Things are moving along rapidly. A beautiful property (89 acres)!
Here in Ft Worth for our annual Permaculture Design Certificate course. Our hosts James and Elizabeth (a former student) Samudio own and operate Elizabeth Anna’s Old World Gardens, an edible plant nursery. We visited the site of last year’s student design which is in the implementation stage. We also journeyed to a site that James […]
The master planning process is a joy of creation. Then the rubber meets the road (the land). Dealing with the physical reality of implementation always brings up new issues and constraints when dealing with the material world and accompanying changes in the landscape. I love the fact that when students of Frank Lloyd Wright designed […]
Kansas Permaculture Institute, in partnership with the Permaculture Project, and Kaw Permaculture Spring 2012 PDC Nine Day Intensive – Saturday, June 2 through Sunday, June 10 Description: This Permaculture Design Certification Course is an intensive nine days of focused and quality training on theory, methodology, demonstration, and hands-on field work activities. It will take place […]keep looking »