Mediterranean Tree Guilds That Work

Permaculture Tip of the Day – Mediterranean Tree Guilds That Work!






Nicholas Burtner is again with the awesome Loren Luyendyk at a Mediterranean food forest he helped established roughly 7 years ago. Take a yander at the very established lists of trees, a short history, and some tips for each one in that is in this set up. Really awesome stuff! ~We greatly appreciate your shares[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – What Are Type One Errors?






  (A busted and breached pond/dam wall) TYPE ONE ERRORS are classified as errors/mistakes on a site which will either cost you or the client a lot of time, money, or energy to replace, redo, or clear out of a system if installed incorrectly. There are very few TYPE ONE ERRORS in permaculture design –[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – How to Plan and Develop a Permaculture Site






What is often left out in much of permaculture teaching is the “how to install the design”. And not only what that entails, but steps in how to do it. It is most manageable when the design is implemented in stages and each stage should build upon the previous (an the electrical system works better and installs[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Make It Rain!






There are a variety of ways that nature seeds clouds. When we look to deserts and through history of the Native Americans (and many natives of other countries too) community events such as rain dances are often used to make it rain. Known of unbeknownst to them, when having a community full of dancers in[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Light Albedo






There are only a few things in nature that are constants. When designing landscapes and structures such as houses it is very important to design not only to solar aspect, but to light itself. Depending on climate region we may want to design “to absorb the light” or design “to reflect the light”. Both reflection[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Defining Climate Regions






One of the first factors to consider when designing and consulting on properties is what climate are we in. Climates are broken down first into three major categories. Tropics, Temperate, and Arid. Each climate then is usually split between humid or dry, and from there split into sub climates. An easy guide to follow for[…]