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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.
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.
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 2017.017. Weekend Two: November 5-6, 2016 The second weekend of the Santa Cruz Permaculture Design course, we explored watersheds, water catchment, understanding climate and microclimates, and […]
“SANTA CRUZ >> When landscape designer Lydia Neilsen mentions rainwater harvesting, the permaculture expert thinks raised earthwork gardens full of …”
…”we commenced measuring, dividing, pouring, boiling, simmering, blending, dividing into jars, and then moisturizing ourselves with the leftovers. And then moisturizing again. And again. As I ran out of surface area onto which I could apply the concoctions, I swear my skin had never been softer. “
Tinctures extract and amplify herbal constituents and their actions, so even a single drop was enough to set off cascades of sensory experience from the moment the tincture touched the skin. This was a solid reminder of how much respect, consideration, practice, and specificity is called upon in working with herbal medicine.