I feel like a field mouse lately, the cold nights and cool days of late September inviting actions directed at keeping warmth in the house, gathering the food stuffs for the long winter ahead. Preparing the firewood, knitting a few more garments to keep the family cozy…. searching for the slippers that were put away for the summer.
August is the time when we renew our efforts gardening with climate-extension methods in mind – greenhouses, cold frames, hoop houses are all at the start of their new season. With permaculture ideas in mind, and with focus on sustainability, I run my greenhouse in a way that keeps it healthy and productive with minimal inputs (limited to seeds and water in my case). Here is how I do it. 1. The Year Starts in […]Read More
Growing herbs for tea seems to be the easiest way to put something edible on your table, even in the most limited gardening setting. Most herbs for tea are also ornamental, and/or perennial – they draw beneficial insects, and offer aesthetic interest for those in your surroundings not interested in growing your own food.Read More
Growing herbal tea plants is probably one of the easiest gardening projects there are. They are also the easiest of edible plants to grow in your permaculture garden. Most herbs used for tea are perennials, and many are very pretty, and most are very fragrant. They make a very lovely edible garden border. They work beautifully in biodiversity islands – clumps of beneficial plants that we scatter around in permaculture gardens to attract good bugs, […]Read More
Learning and practicing are two key elements to becoming a solid permaculture practitioner. Both of these aspects can happen online and offline. Here at the Permaculture Institute we have created some resources to help permaculture learners to get to information online. Permaculture Resources Pages Our Permaculture Resources pages are there when it comes to finding answers for basic permaculture questions: What is permaculture gardening? What is permaculture approach to green building? What is a food […]