In the fourth post in our Rainwater Harvesting series, learn how to design and build berms and swales to slow, spread, and sink water on sloped landscapes.
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Learn about the soil food web, why biologically active soil is important in organic permaculture systems, and how you can foster healthy and active soil in your garden or farm.
An interview with Santa Cruz Permaculture PDC alum TJ Silva and his fiance Carli Cullens, of All Good Things Farm in the Salinas Valley, CA.
In part two of our soils series, we explore the chemical properties of soil, including our top 10 favorite soil amendments for happy and thriving plants.
Learn how to assess basic information about the physical properties of your soil, including soil texture, structure, and moisture levels.
The third in our Rainwater Harvesting series, this post about tanks and cisterns discusses how to catch and store rainwater for potable use and washing.
by Giovanni Castaldo, Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Course participant This series of blog posts about Rainwater Harvesting provides an overview of some of the key practices. It’s informed and guided by the book Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, one of Brad Lancaster’s approachable and inspiring works. As discussed in the prior post in this […]
The content in this post was written by Golden Love in the April 3 Love’s Gardens newsletter. We found it so useful, we wanted to share! It is reprinted with his permission.
Conversations, inspirations, and ideas that emerged in Santa Cruz during four events with Mark Lakeman about redesigning the city for urban placemaking.