The key to the development of any landscape is to build in a solid infrastructure first. Here at Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture we are in the midst of completing the utility building, installing a full shop into it, building stairs for the yurt, creating many terraces and a swale system, planting trees, measuring out […]
Just arrived at Kinstone and walked out to the terraces that we put in last year. They are doing their job wonderfully! Holding water (ice and snow). We configured these terraces with a slight backslope, and as you can see they are holding water for the plants that we will begin inserting in 2013.
Here is an excellent article on growing food in drought conditions: water, water, water!!! Check out the PDF presentation in this post…
How in the world does this get translated into “food” prices? They are not growing food, are they? Yes, livelihoods. Are they threatened? Could it be that this is a blessing in some sort of corn silk disguise? Corn, the way it is grown in this country, cannot be mistaken for “food”. Is it the […]
Our most precious resource, for many more reasons than we would expect: Everything on the earth bristled, the bramble pricked and the green thread nibbled away, the petal fell, falling until the only flower was the falling itself. Water is another matter, has no direction but its own bright grace, runs through all imaginable colors, […]
Just about finished reading this very astute and immanent book about the history of water usage across the globe. The rate that the world’s most precious need is being consumed by the haves is astounding. Peak oil is nothing compared to this. We cannot drink oil nor bathe in it. Read it…keep looking »