In our alumni spotlight for this month, we interviewed Julia Herring, who received her Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) in 2018 through our course.
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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.
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.
Conversations, inspirations, and ideas that emerged in Santa Cruz during four events with Mark Lakeman about redesigning the city for urban placemaking.
Erin Axelrod describes her upcoming workshop on Designing the Regenerative Economy with Kevin Bayuk. Erin & Kevin are both partners of LIFT Economy.
Erin Axelrod & Kevin Bayuk discuss Next Economy design principles & strategies for vocation & regenerative enterprise design.
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 […]
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 […]
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. Final Weekend: March 11, 2017 On March 11, the three design project teams presented their designs to David, Lydia, and another course guide, Ken Foster […]