Looking for a permaculture-inspired gift for the holidays? We’ve put together this gift guide featuring small, locally owned businesses so that we can all shop local this holiday season–and beyond!
Author Archives: Melissa Ott Fant
Co-Written by David Shaw and Melissa Ott Fant “Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.” – Peter Drucker This is part two of a series on permaculture approaches to fire ecology, preparedness, recovery, and regeneration. Read part one of the series here. After exploring fire ecology and […]
Since the CZU Lightning Complex fire in Santa Cruz, we’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people contacting us with questions about how to care for their land once the fire is out. This blog post is meant not only for those folks but for all of us who live in fire ecologies.
In these articles, we’ve covered various ways to slow, sink, spread, and store rainwater. Gabions are another way to do this on landscapes that have eroded gullies or existing seasonal drainages. Creating brush gabions also puts to good use onsite fuel load you’ve reduced from your forest–all the branches, bushes, and small trees that are cleared to create defensible space and reduce fire fuel load in forested areas.
Homefun resources related to Social Permaculture & Community Development from our Permaculture Design Certificate course.
Broad Scale Permaculture for Ecosystem Regeneration: Integrated Animal Husbandry & Forest Management PDC Homefun
Homefun resources related to Broad Scale Permaculture for Ecosystem Regeneration: Integrated Animal Husbandry & Forest Management from our Permaculture Design Certificate course.
On January 11th, the Santa Cruz Permaculture Food Forests class met for our third weekend to learn all about winter pruning and fruit tree propagation.