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 – Mediterranean Dry Land Gray Water System & Plant Selection






Nicholas Burtner gets a tour of Orella Ranch with Loren Luyendyk as he discusses the intricacies of planting a gray water banana circle-ish system in the Mediterranean dry lands. You can contact/hire Loren at: www.sborganics.com ~We greatly appreciate your shares and likes. If you found something useful, please share. What next? (click below) Take a[…]

Permaculture Tip of the Day - Quick & Easy Freeze Protection For Your Plants

Permaculture Tip of the Day – Quick & Easy Freeze Protection For Your Plants






School of Permaculture graduate and owner of Dancin Creek Permaculture Center shows us how to make a quick and easy portable freeze protector that can be set up in a few minutes. Just in time for winter! ~We greatly appreciate your shares and likes. If you found something useful, please share. What next? (click below)[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Replenishing an Aquifer with Swales – A Case Study






Nicholas Burtner is at Casitas Valley Farm getting the scoop from Warren Brush on how a 9 month old swale has had unbelievable aquifer filling ability for a well on the property, even in the midst of a drought! ~We greatly appreciate your shares and likes. If you found something useful, please share. What next?[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Gravity Fed “Dark” Gray Water System






Gray water is typically any waste water that is used other than the toilet and kitchen sink water. Dark gray water is the same but inclusive with the water that drains from kitchen sink. Nicholas Burtner is in Victoria, BC, Canada with the amazing Ann and Gord Baird on their off grid established homestead showing[…]

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Highlights of our Haiti PDC 2015






Trees and their energy transactions taught under the shade of a mango What an honor it was for us to get to deposit a swath of permaculture into the island La Gonave, Haiti. More specifically into the village of La Palma on the island of La Gonave, Haiti. As I sit here and write this[…]

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World Changer Interview Series – Nicholas Burtner Interviews Brad Lancaster






Well known and respected author and pioneer in dry land water harvesting strategies, Brad Lancaster, sits down to an upbeat and revealing interview with Nicholas Burtner where he opens up about his life, permaculture, experience, and of course dry land strategies. Enjoy! What next? (click below) Take a Course Hire a Consultant Hire a Speaker[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – The Lamiacea ‘Mint’ Family






In permaculture design, the mint family is especially important for many reasons. For one it is extremely hardy, existing generally in all climates, soil and sun conditions. Mints generally can run to cover an area. They are known for there stolons(underground or above ground herbaceous stems that root readily) which allow the plant to spread[…]

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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 –[…]