Proof that you should be giving your chickens a healthy portion of hay. Especially if you live in a climate or location where they can’t free range for extended periods. It’s a great way to balance their diet and will help with egg productivity. It works great keeping the flock busy scratching and pecking at the hay, rather than bothering each other. The bits that fall and are incorporated into the bedding aid in the composting process as well. It is also much cheaper than grain or mash.😉 #worksmarternotharder
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Make your own forest floor: contractor's paper over the ground, covered in woodchips and leaves. Can plant trees fairly easily, moving the mulch and cutting a hole in the paper.
Oh Venus🙌 ...⠀
Did you know it takes longer than a week for an insect to digest in a Venus fly trap 🤓⠀
Nature is amazing 🌟⠀
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The design outlined in the Concept is becoming a reality. These pictures from the field show the implementation from one days work with West Papuan participants, SDSP representative and @reville_saw taking a lead to translate Earthcare.id concept into reality
The community garden model is designed to be modular and replicable, save water and soil, create resources quickly and foster island food security, land repair and strengthen social cohesiveness
We thank all the team in Papua for volunteering their time to make this a reality
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you--you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. #scripture
New Black Cat Dragonfly drop spindle spins the dogbane fibers so well! JudyKavanagh doesn’t have an Instagram account, but you can find her shop on Etsy.
1 510 hours ago
Bean harvest from the “seed sprouting” pots 🤣🤣🤣 I have been so behind on keeping up with the garden ☹️ before I could plant the seeds sown on October in the ground, I am harvesting beans from them 🤣🤣🤣 and it’s time to plant spring seeds in friends!!!! Now is the time so you can enjoy 4-5 months of “summer” growing in Florida ☀️☀️☀️ if you are too late than Florida June heat will hit and produce can’t handle the sun and humidity 😣 the good lesson here is— I don’t use regular tiny seed pots because they hold tiny amount of soil and you need to transfer fast ☀️ I use much larger “small pots” like in the photo so they hold more soil and moisture and can wait longer ☀️ so I transfer when the plant is really strong, not a tiny seedling ☀️☀️☀️ ok, this time I may have overdone it with the beans 🤣🤣🤣 but you get the gist 😉😉
Craving a taste of summer? We still have raspberries, black currants, and aronia berry (pictured) available for sale. Raspberries and currants make delicious jams and syrups, while aronia berries add a complex tart flavor to savory dishes. Aronia Recipe Zines are available for purchase if you need inspiration! #aronia#regenerativeagriculture#permaculturedesign#agroforestry
Favourite place. The more the food forest develops on what were once clear open terraces, the more diverse and numerous these little secret spots become. It’s like creating a whole new quinta along with the trees. One day the whole place will just be an endless succession of favourite places.
Some books I have read over the years on my "bookshelf" page. These, along with personal experience, have largely shaped my views and are what I draw a large portion of my knowledge from.
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This website is intended to share knowledge for a compassionate, sustainable, and ethical future. It is also being used as a foundation to build my own permaculture farm and sanctuary that doubles as a model educational facility. Grounded in ecology, anti-speciesism, creativity and heart. I believe in community building so I am open to your stories, insights and takeaways.
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We can't wait for spring so we can see those sweet lil' mason bees buzzing about! In the meantime, check out this fantastic video showing off one of the most adorable and efficient pollinators in the world.💚
Mason bees = superstar spring pollinators! 🤩 These gentle native bees are responsible for pollinating many of our fruit and nut trees. 🍎🍒🌳 They overwinter as fully-formed adults and emerge from their cocoons in springtime. Amazing nest-building skills aside, can we just talk about how cute and fuzzy they are?! 💛😃
Watch as mason bee males see the world for the first time. Warm temps got them out of their dark tubes by the hundreds today. Let the fun begin.
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Machete sharpening and practice! 🔪🌿✨ Machetes are a vital part of maintaining our food forest, gardens, and homestead! Knowing how to properly use one is essential for safety and efficiency on the ground 🌿 After the students sharpened the machetes, they cleaned up a part of our food forest, creating mulch for our fruit trees 🌳 Come gain practical skills for building your dream life in our permaculture design course! fincatierra.com to sign up 🌿
One of my favorite reasons to garden - - - for the harvest, of course!!! This post is of my favorite #flashbacks of harvests. 💚🍅🥰 Not every year, or season for that matter, is the same when it comes to what will grow in the garden, whether or not I put my whole heart and back into it!
The kids LOVE carrots and we love beets, so each year, we plant and tend these two crops with hopes to harvest something like you see in the pics. What has been hard to grow? Tomatoes, radish, peppers, and potatoes. Even though some years are harder than others, the act of gardening brings other value to the table, not just the harvest - so it feels alright to keep going and just give thanks for the process. 🤗💗 Interested in having your own garden, but don't have the green thumb or the time? I can help!! 👩🌾🙋♀️👋 DM for a consult in garden design, preserving the harvest, or ask me a question about how you can apply permaculture in your own garden.
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Our girls absolutely love their treat bottles 🙌🐔🥚 We try to give them a new enrichment every day and this to be one of their favourites!
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As well as managing our pasture, the poultry do a lot of good work in the orchards. The citrus trees are big feeders so we park the birds right underneath so at night their droppings fall right onto the ground above the root zones of our trees. The birds get fresh grass and bugs to eat all day, the citrus trees get a much needed fertility boost, and we get better oranges and eggs! It's a win win win!
Además de administrar nuestro pasto, las aves de corral hacen un gran trabajo en los huertos. Los cítricos son grandes alimentadores, por lo que estacionamos las aves justo debajo, por lo que por la noche sus excrementos caen directamente al suelo sobre las zonas de raíces de nuestros árboles. Las aves obtienen hierba fresca e insectos para comer todo el día, los cítricos obtienen un impulso de fertilidad muy necesario, ¡y obtenemos mejores naranjas y huevos! ¡Es una victoria grande!
Today @sahainan_organic_farm we are building a sky train no...sky bridge nope...scaffolding with bamboo for building mediation yoga multifunctional hall! We need more volunteers..if you want to be part of sustainable projects, please contact us sahainan@Gmail.com.
I’ve been diving in the natural lifestyle since 2011, in the spiritual path since I’m 16, it’s beautiful to think permaculture started in 1970 when I wasn’t even born yet, however, it wasn’t after a lot of years I really heard and understood the word and meaning of Permaculture, I wish I was raised with this practices while a kid, but as never late I’m here working to apply this practices to my daily living and to pass this knowledge with my family and new generations, as I do believe is the system that will save us and our planet.
I’ve been preparing my blog to share and inspire people to go back to basics and to embrace living with less consumption and reusing a lot of things we as consumers change and throw away mostly all the time. Permaculture is fun and has the power to interconnect humans with the planets, animals etc.
Permaculture has the power to heal the planet, give back what we take from nature for our survival, create solutions to increase water, use solar energy, manifest our potential and the planet potential.
Permaculture teach us to regenerate instead of annihilate our Mother Earth. .
. #permaculturegarden#permaculturedesign#permacultureforlife#selfexpression#nurture#lovetheearth 🌎 #replenish#mindandbody#higherconsciousness#spiritualgrowth#ascencion#yogis#naturalpeople#spiritual#vibratehugher#protecttheearth 🌎 #love#caringfortheplanet#donotdeploy
The laying season is nearly upon us 🎉 After our successful first season with our quail we are delighted to be able to offer local customers fantastic eggs from our beautiful girls 💚 Please let us know if you're interested and we will get you on the list! 🥚🐔
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Thank you lovely Anne for the horseradish. Another perennial vegetable to be added around the food forest. I planted some and saved some to be planted on our food forest course.
Perennial vegetables like asparagus and horseradish are more sustainable than annual vegetables like carrots and lentils. This is because you plant them once and they can live for a long time, offsetting carbon on their way and requiring less effort planting. We are trying to collect and grow as many perennial vegetables as we can to reduce our need for annual vegetables and thus reduce our carbon footprint.
Mixing up these perennial vegetables with trees and animals in a mutual beneficial way is called a food forests, a type of agroforestry.
Did I mention that most perennial vegetables have deeper roots than annuals so may use less water and can find minerals from deeper down?
If we all grow one more perennial vegetable on our balcony, window, garden or farm we will together reduce carbon emissions globally buy consuming less and have some healthy food we can harvest now and again.
For more info on our food forests or food forest courses visit https://www.keelayogafarm.com/category/food-forest/ #permaculture#permaculturedesign#horesradhish#perennialvegetables
2 1919 hours ago
We have peas 🙌 A 100% germination rate for our Blauwschokker and spring blush mangetout 🎉🙌 That was until the cat sat on them and snapped two 😣🙄 Great start to the new growing season 🎉
How many times a day do we stand at this crossroad? ⠀
Should I ride to work or drive? 🚲⠀
Do I buy locally or cheaply? 🍅⠀
To compost or to landfill? 🌱⠀
When our world is built on convenience, it's hard to make a big difference. ⠀
But, together we can! Through inspiration, encouragement and empowerment, we can make big change 🌟⠀
Epic image thanks - @earth_hero_org
Les fenêtres de notre cuisine sont ornées d' herbes aromatiques....la 1ère que je vous montre c "le persil" ....A votre avis, quelles sont les autres qui me servent quasi quotidiennement pour nos plats?
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Yarrow is great for the blood and the leafs even look like veins spreading out! It’s amazing that the appearance of a plant can give away what it part of the body it is great for (other ex. walnut = brain, mushrooms = ears, sweet potatoes = pancreas, etc.).
Big day of digging, shifting gravel and dirt to complete the next stage of our grey water trench. I’ve used muscles that haven’t been used in a long time. Our plan is to divert all our shower water into the garden so our veggies have s better chance of survival over summer. The cool thing about this is that it has cost us $40. We have used materials on hand. Our neighbour has lent us tools, Bernie milked some cows in exchange for pipe and we’ve done all the labour ourselves over the last few weeks. #watersaving#greywatersystem#catchandstoreenergy#permaculturegarden#permaculturedesign
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Zones are an important piece of designing a whole system. Many of us may have sites that only contain one to two zones. Let’s take a look at zones and what they mean.
The chart in the photo shows what zones look like when applied to your site. Try not to focus on the scale of the drawing. Keep in mind not every site will be able to utilize every zone, and some of the smallest sites contain all the zones.
Once we have a reasonable understanding of what we’re working with, we can start designing by placing components in different zones, or areas of similar energy input needed from the person who implements the design.
As such, we have zones 1 to 5, where zone 1 reflects your immediate surroundings, the places you visit daily (bedroom, toilet, kitchen garden, etc.), zone 2 contains places you go several times a week (maybe greenhouse, bathhouse, workshop), zone 3 is where you go once a week or less, and could be an orchard, in a rural setting, or a community garden in an urban environment; the details vary, there's lots of cross over, and it's all site-specific.
Zone 4 tends to be stuff like field crops and firewood, seasonal events and long-term storage, and Zone 5 is typically called the "wilderness" zone, and remains largely unmanaged by the designer, but is still visited and slightly controlled.
And Zone 0 (think about the chart from yesterday ) is you, the designer, and your immediate life-support system.
This beautiful chart was drawn by Crystal Stevens from @growcreateinspire who teaches “the Home System” in the full permaculture
Design course. She is one of many amazing women instructors in the course. You can visit the highlight “instructors” in the profile to learn a little about the others wonderful women who teach this course. Don’t forget we also have the free yearlong course! The link to sign up is in the bio! While you are there, check out the information for the full course. The course goes on sale Sunday! And only 100 seats will be available at the sale price!
19 1,37127 November, 2019
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Green innovativation in Singapore 🤯 ⠀
Thanks for sharing @globefever🌈⠀
Top shot photo by @bennytgh 📷
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If you are new here, you may be wondering, What is permaculture?
The short answer:
A design system for sustainable living ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The long answer:
A set of tools and techniques borrowed from indigenous cultures and applied to physical, social, and emotional landscapes to create living, evolving systems that mimic nature, produce food and energy, and regenerate, rather than annihilate, the Earth.
But what in the heck does that mean? What is permaculture? It’s got something to do with gardening, right?
Yes, gardening is part of permaculture. But what most people don’t realize is that gardening is only a small part of it. Permaculture includes gardening but really it’s all about design. Permaculture is about growing, harnessing, protecting, and cultivating environments that thrive. This connects to land use, social relationships, self-awareness, and so much more! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Want to learn more? We have a free yearlong course available via the link in our bio AND 100 seats will be available at a special price starting Sunday! Be sure to mark your calendars. 📸 @pazypolen
With fires happening in Australia, flooding in Jakarta, and the extreme droughts in Africa, we must remember our power as a collective force. We can use our power for good now, just as in the past it has resulted in genocide and what we are seeing as natural disasters across the planet today.
YES, there is so much to mourn now as millions of species die, people lose there homes and lives, and indigenous and poor communities become even further disadvantaged.
AND, there is so much hope as we awaken to what’s happening.... as we see the results of historical collective action. We can change our ways for the better by not buying into the status quo. We can choose to opt out, with privilege, of the exploitative system and use our energy to regenerate soils, build new systems unreliant on fossil fuels, be active locally to lessen strains globally, and give back power to Indigenous/ First Nations peoples as they have ALWAYS known the way.
DO NOT LOSE HOPE NOW. We must act in better ways, however we can, as even tragedy can lend itself to opportunity if we understand them as so.
As @charles_eisenstein says, “The present convergence of crises––in money, energy, education, health, water, soil, climate, politics, the environment, and more––is a birth crisis, expelling us from the old world into a new... a new kind of society, a new relationship to the earth, a new experience of being human.”
What does this new world look like to you? Will you try your best to make it into something beautiful, or live an apathy as those in power seek to make it only livable for themselves and their friends? Thank you @wholesystemsdesign and @ponogrownfarm for reminding me of the true hope there is for positive change.
#collectiveconsciousness#collectiveaction#climateactionnow#regeneration#restorativeagriculture#regenerativeagriculture#permaculturedesign#charleseisenstein Photo by @alebalcazar
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