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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In this summer update to our Fruit Tree Care series, we’re covering some important best practices for summertime in the orchard: summer pruning, weeding around fruit trees, and effective strategies for designing and planting understory plant communities, or guilds. By this point in the summer, hopefully you’ve already thinned your fruit trees and have been […]
Grab your Felcos, folks, it’s winter fruit tree pruning season! We’re happy to share 13 reputable winter fruit tree pruning and training resources. Give your tree the love and support it needs to produce really delicious, sweet fruit season after season! “Felcos” is a brand that makes pruning tools like the hand pruners David Robles […]
In part one of this series, we explored many questions to consider when selecting deciduous bare root fruit trees for your garden or orchard. In this post, we’ll discuss how to assess your landscape to find the ideal place for your new tree to thrive. Where will your tree grow best in your landscape? In […]
Do you dream of harvesting sweet plums, apples, pears, or other delicious fruits from trees in your own backyard? You can begin growing your food forest right now because winter is the time to plant deciduous bare root fruit trees! In this how-to guide, we’ll focus on deciduous bare root fruit tree selection in part […]
What is Permaculture? David Shaw gave an introductory talk about permaculture during a workshop hosted by Sustainable Solano in August 2017. David is Santa Cruz Permaculture’s Director & Lead Designer. The video and slides from his talk are available below, as well as on our Youtube Channel. To receive updates when we post new videos, […]
This series of eight blog posts by Melissa Ott about the Santa Cruz Permaculture fall-winter 2017 Permaculture Design Course was originally posted on the Green Gal blog in April 2017. Weekend Six: March 4-5, 2017 Social Permaculture During our last weekend of instruction, we spent the morning at the Resource Center for Nonviolence. We learned about […]
Broad Scale Permaculture, Integrated Animal Husbandry & Forest Management: PDC Reflections [Part 6/8]
This series of eight blog posts by Melissa Ott about the Santa Cruz Permaculture fall-winter 2017 Permaculture Design Course was originally posted on the Green Gal blog in April 2017. Weekend Five: February 4-5, 2017 In February, we visited the Mountain Feed and Farm Supply pilot aquaponics greenhouse in Ben Lomond and explored Camp Joy […]
In fact, PDC alumni are encouraged to attend future PDC weekends with Santa Cruz Permaculture even if they were present for that class with their cohort. This provides a great way for alumni to get a refresher on a topic that they might be working on in more depth.
An orchard blooms: Community members create community orchard in Riverside Gardens Park [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
“SANTA CRUZ >> A century ago, the “fine rich silt” around the lower San Lorenzo River produced some of the priciest pears in the country, according to …”