Soils A. Soil analysis and interpretation – ph scale B. Creation of humus in soil can be done through addition of mulch, compost, vegetation, food scraps, manures, animal skins and bones, etc. May take 2-4 years to build up good garden soil. Humus solves the problems of too acid and too alkaline. C. Difficult Soil […]
III. THE SOILS AROUND US Learning Objectives: In this unit you will experience the intricacies of soil, first hand, through lectures, hands-on tests, sensory exploration, work in the garden, and observation of plants and their growing habits in the landscape. You will use the soil at your site for study. From each segment of the […]
I am on my way up to Madison, WI for a course and I realize that I haven’t posted any more of the Three Epochs outline over the past few weeks. Life has taken me in so many directions lately as this Permaculture idea begins to permeate the world profoundly. Let’s keep the ball rolling! […]
The Three Epochs Permaculture Course is complete at Stelle. I am now on home turf and wondering how it is, with little care, over the last two weeks, that there is so much food around the house and the neighborhood that we can’t eat it all. Maybe we are finally approaching that Permaculture ideal in […]
We are winding up the hunter-gatherer portion of our course and ready to move into settlement and agriculture. Today we had a bit of pastoralism even though it was only the lowly bird: CHICKEN!
We are entering our fifth day of the Three Epochs course here at Stelle, Illinois. Some of the activities that have already taken place: bow and hand drill fires, baskets, traps, berry picking, wild edible meals, shelter building, fishing, flintknapping, pottery, primitive tools, cordage. The list goes on. These very full days, the hunter-gatherer segment […]keep looking »