Monthly Archives: June 2012

Creating a Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide

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First off, it’s important to note that Permaculture is a theory of ecological design which seeks to develop sustainable human settlements and agricultural systems, by attempting to model them on  natural ecosystems. May 2011, I received my permaculture Design Certificate, … Continue reading

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GREENHOUSE ORIENTATION

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According to John Biernbaum–professor of horticulture at Michigan State University, “the first step in effective greenhouse vegetable production is selecting a greenhouse-friendly location.”  Most importantly, he states, the site and orientation of the greenhouse should allow for proper drainage and water … Continue reading

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GARDEN SPECS: HILLSIDE, SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, SLOPE, CONCRETE WALL, WINDBREAK

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I have selected a sunny hill top with a southern slope for the location of Rukmapura’s community garden.  I made this decision after learning (from Eliot Coleman’s Four Season Harvest) that “every increase in … Continue reading

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