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4. Permaculture: Basic Definition

Extract from Wikipedia: “Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agriculturalsystems that are modeled on the relationships found in natural ecologies. Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that … Continue reading

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3. Growing a Forest Garden

A quick overview. Extracts from Tody Hemenway – Gaia’s Garden. Many yards already contain most of the elements of a forest garden: a few tall trees in front or at the back edge, some shrubs for a hedge or berries, … Continue reading

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2. Step by Step Process

Design Steps “Each garden, each valley and each region is different. These differences, in the hands of an Earth steward, can be honored and used toward creative and diverse ends. Each garden is a reflection of the potential of place … Continue reading

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1. Our Objectives

Defining our goals and principles Our primary objective is to restore a sustainable ecosystem that will include: An ecological vegetable garden based on permaculture principles that will provide all the food that we need to sustain our family, visitors and … Continue reading

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