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.
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 […]
2018 EcoFarm Conference: Regenerative Agriculture for Crop Productivity and Carbon Capture [Guest Post]
Linda Kincaid Foothill College Environmental Horticulture and Design Each January, the Ecological Farming Association hosts the largest gathering of progressive farmers, policy makers, activists, and educators in the western United States. For four days at Asilomar on California’s central coast, farmers and scientists discussed farming practices and their impact on the environment. The conference mission […]
Guest Post by Julia Herring, current Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Certificate Course Participant Oregon Eclipse Festival: the start of my permaculture journey My journey with permaculture started in an unexpected way. In August of last year my sister and I packed up her Subaru Outback to set off for Prineville, to watch the total solar […]
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 […]