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UMASS Permaculture Garden

I got to see it back in November when I gave a talk to a class at UMASS – next time I go there I’m asking for payment in cuttings ;-). Neat videos of how it came together:

The first “seed” catalogs of the year are always the tree catalogs, and now is a good time to begin siting and planning for next year’s tree stock. We try to add trees to our home orchard every single year, sometimes just a couple, sometimes more. Now with 27 acres, it may seem that our…

Making Raised Beds on a Farm Scale

I don’t live on a mountainside, but my town isn’t called one of the “Hilltowns” for nothing, and Sepp Holzer’s permaculture designs, set in a cold, steep place with stripped soil (my soil was literally stripped when the farm was a sod farm in the 1980s) comes closer to what my farm requires than almost…

My friend Alice hosted an urban permaculture class at her house a few years ago. She lives in an brownstone in a downtown neighborhood of Albany with her husband and two young kids, and the occasional housemate. Two permaculture design teachers and a host of enthusiastic students came together to create several designs for how…