Tag Archives: permaculture

Man holding hand pruners up to a tree branch to winter prune.

Winter Pruning & Training [Fruit Tree Care, Part 3]

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 […]

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World Cafe Guidelines

Starting a Permaculture Guild in Santa Cruz: World Cafe [February 2018]

Looking for a place to share a meal and good conversation with other folks in your community who care about permaculture? A permaculture guild might be just what you need! “Ask your doctor if permaculture is right for you.” The Santa Cruz Permaculture Guild, which has existed in various iterations over the decades, is back […]

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Sunflower and vegetables growing alongside a tent with domes in the background.

Garden Learning, A Permaculture Design Course Reflection [Guest Post]

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 […]

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How to plant a fruit tree diagram by Robert Kourik

Fruit Tree Planting & Care [Part 2]: Where & How to Plant

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 […]

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Fruit Tree Planting & Care [Part 1]: Tree Selection

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 […]

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Introduction to Permaculture with David Shaw

Permaculture, an Introduction & Overview [Video]

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, […]

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Dandelion drawing shaped as a spiral with the words: gratitude, seeing with new eyes, honoring our pain, seeing with new eyes, going forth

Practices for Hope & Connection in the New Year

Among the many resolutions and commitments being made this week, here is one of many visions that is possible for this coming year: In 2018, more people will become conscious and awakened to the realities of the pain in our world. Rather than turning away to the many distractions of our time, they will find […]

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Bioregional Networking

Permaculture and Bioregional Networking There are thousands of people and organizations that contribute meaningfully to the project of permaculture. We’ve made this small collection of bioregional organizations to help you find your way to some of the more prominent resources in our area, and ones connect the dots globally. Global Permaculture Research Institute Worldwide Permaculture […]

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Hand-drawn permaculture design of a garden.

Design Presentations & Party! PDC Reflections [Part 8/8]

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. 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 […]

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