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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Permaculture Suburban Planning

Get inspired with some footage of Davis California’s Village Homes. Nicholas Burtner visits and see how these strategies and techniques combined with appropriate technology over the last 50 years can make amazing future suburban sites! ~We greatly appreciate your shares and likes. Please share if you found something useful. What next? (click below) Take a[…]


Edge Effect: Tools for bridging communications gaps

In our efforts to empower large-scale land restoration and effect cultural transformation to a society of earth repair and stewardship, we must educate, inspire, and engage. To accomplish this, we must form a connection between ourselves and our audiences. We need to create a space with a consistency of purpose, a compatible language, and a[…]

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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 –[…]


Permaculture Tip of the Day – Permaculture’s Growing Pains

Permaculture is a peculiar system where the more you know, it becomes apparent, the more you don’t know. I have started to get the hang of it. What does that tell ya? Ha! Permaculture is amazing! It covers complexities of creating perpetual living systems that help people and the environment. However, attached to that amazingness, there is tremendous[…]


Permaculture Tip of the Day – The Permaculturist’s Tool Bag

A year or so ago I consulted on a beautiful property (The Earthstead Farm) with Sam Dodson and Rebecca Visconti who are passionate about system change and moving towards a sustainable and regenerative future in homesteading. Listening back to this podcast goes to show me how we, as permaculturists and humans, never really stop learning.[…]

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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 – How Much Dedicated Water Storage?

  Water is an exceptionally important design feature when designing permaculture sites. Where it comes from? how to store it? how to distribute it? and how will it exit a property? are just a few questions that arise in the design stage. Another question that arises frequently, especially on rural sites, is how much of the landscape[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Soil Building Ecosystems

In permaculture we look to nature as a teacher to show us how to biomimic it’s design to create life rich systems. There is a hierarchy of soil creation in nature. The richest regions of life on earth can be found in the shallow marines. These are brakish in characteristic meaning they have a mixture[…]


Permaculture Tip of the Day – Pest Traps for Protein

  In permaculture we have a principle that states: The problem is the solution. I could write the next week’s worth of tips just on that topic alone. However today’s tip will use this principle with pest management, specifically to invertebrates such as termites, grasshoppers, ants, and cockroaches. These guys are more than likely going to be part of your[…]