The Creation Of Fabulous Food Forests

The permaculture term, “food forests”, seems to be gaining notoriety across the world wide web and in local conversations. As one of the key permaculture zones, food forests are simply food gardens in a forest setting. They are built using diverse edible trees and plants that imitate natural forest patterns and ecosystems. There purpose is [...]

The Creation Of Fabulous Food Forests2024-04-07T15:21:42+00:00

Permaculture Principles For The Farm And Garden

Permaculture is an ecological system that incorporates 12 permaculture principles to use on the farm and in the garden. The beauty of these principles is that they align with the laws we find at work in nature, and thereby creates a harmonious system by which both people and the planet benefit. The goal of permaculture [...]

Permaculture Principles For The Farm And Garden2024-04-07T15:25:37+00:00

Design The Flow Of The Land With Permaculture Zones

When I bought my 4.8 acre property last year, I spent many mornings and evenings walking the land just feeling and observing, which happens to be the first of the permaculture principles. I would have been lost as to where to begin without my new understanding of permaculture zones. I was so grateful to have [...]

Design The Flow Of The Land With Permaculture Zones2024-04-07T15:32:14+00:00

The Permaculture Way Of Helping And Sharing

My permaculture teacher refers to this gardening methodology as a way of life. The permaculture way of life is ultimately about community wherein we balance receiving help from others, and by giving and sharing our permaculture knowledge and bounty with others. Friends who come to visit here at Sweetgrass Farm are fed bountiful, fresh food [...]

The Permaculture Way Of Helping And Sharing2024-04-07T15:34:29+00:00

Little By Little Permaculture Progress

Since my tree-trimming birthday in mid-September, work on Sweetgrass Farm has been non-stop. Each day I mentally chant my “little by little” mantra to prevent overwhelm as I watch permaculture progress being made, slowly but surely. I remember the legal pad my Dad kept by the kitchen table in which he made his lists of [...]

Little By Little Permaculture Progress2024-04-07T15:39:24+00:00
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