Bill Mollison, co-founder of the modern permaculture movement, passed away on September 24th at the age of 88. Countless people whose lives he enriched are mourning his loss, but there is great comfort to be found in the incredible legacy that he has left behind.Read More
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Everybody Loves Chicken They say everybody loves chicken, and it turns out that holds true for our slithery neighbors as well. Justin Rhodes went out to check on some meat birds he was raising up, and there in his pastured poultry pen he made a disgusting discovery. A black snake had wiggled its way into […]Read More
Cool Shade with Fast-Growing Plants Marjory has a big patio that’s a really nice place to sit outdoors and relax… But it used to be much different. The patio is located on the southwest corner of her house, where it gets direct sun all afternoon long. Without any shade, the entire patio got extremely hot. […]Read More
One Woman’s Trash is Another Woman’s Treasure No, this post is not about making money from polluted waterways. This is about how you can benefit from using things that other people don’t want. As soon as I completed a permaculture design course, I became very excited about making use of existing streams of waste. But […]Read More
Chicken Tractor Made Easy If you’ve ever taken a permaculture class or spent any amount of time reading about popular permaculture methods, there’s no doubt you’re familiar with the idea of the chicken tractor. Chicken tractors are a classic example of the permaculture motto, “the problem is the solution.” In this case, the problem is […]Read More
Making Use of the Spaces Where We Live Meredith Thomas is not a fan of lawns. Not when you could use the same space to create a vegetable garden paradise. She moved to a house with a back yard that was overgrown by vines. Rather than cover the area with a traditional lawn, she started […]Read More
The Problem is the Solution The permaculture motto is turn the problem into a solution. In this case a quadruple solution. Lois M. in Oklahoma inherited several ducks this spring, and she’s worried that they won’t make it through the hot OK summer outdoors. There are very few trees on the property, so there isn’t […]Read More
Learning from Nature I admit it: I get a kick out of shaking things up. For years I listened to the rules on composting… then I shrugged, threw away the rule book, and decided to watch what happened in nature and copy the design I found there. Basically everything organic can be returned to the […]Read More
Chicken Feed Ain’t Cheep In some places “chicken feed” is an old slang term meaning “cheap.” That certainly isn’t true today – especially for those of you who feed an organic, soy-free and corn-free formula to your precious flock. While working for chicken feed may not seem like a good trade off for you, starting small is […]Read More
Forest Garden at CRMPI Growing bananas and figs at 7800 feet in the mountains of Colorado? In a permaculture food forest in the mountains? Are you serious? Yes, not only is it possible, but it’s been going on for decades now. Meet Jerome Osentowski of the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute. Marjory went onsite to […]Read More