|Self Irrigating Planter||I Loved this YouTube Video|
Frank and his Homemade Grow Boxes
Build Your Own Self Irrigating Planter (SIP)
Meet Frank Fekonia from Queensland, Australia. Living in a relatively dry climate on a south facing slope he needed to come up with a way of growing bountiful gardens on rocky soil, on steep terrain, and with little water. Similar to the SIP, why not build tall raised beds or planters that conserve water while minimizing the amount of bending over to work the beds. Certainly he could figure out a way to build them for under $200 each. He did better than that. He built over a dozen of them for almost ‘nothink’. I love the creativity of Franks idea.
A Full Permaculture Design Certification Course
Winter Training: Feb. 2010
With Added Focus: Creating Productive Growing Spaces
– Kitchen Gardens to Small Farms –
The 2009 Suburban/Urban Permaculture Design Certification Course Graduates
|Watch This 5-min. Video||Wes Jackson has been a key figure in the sustainable agriculture movement through his work at the Land Institute in Kansas. Their work is all about creating a more ‘permanent-agriculture’ – incredibly important work.|
A small team of internet videographers that traveled our nation last year (Your Environmental Road Trip.com – YERT) stopped in to meet Wes and to learn more about what he and his team were doing. This is the best short video I’ve seen that clearing and quickly explains the significance of Wes’s work.
I enjoyed this 5-minute video and wanted to share it with all of you. There are other short videos from YERT that I liked as well.
Pictured: Wes Jackson of the Land Institute
|Becky, Wayne and I find it gratifying to stay in touch with our students from almost every course we have hosted over these past three years. To hear about the projects they have tackled and of the life changes they are going through as a result of their training is humbling. |
Permaculture is not just about designing the landscape. It is primarily about relationship – relationship to everything – to our land, our homes, our energy needs, our work, our families, our communities and our very own lives.
We are very inspired by our graduates and are delighted that they are interested in continuing to sharing their lives with us and their fellow students.
We intend to start a new area on our website this year featuring the work of some of our students, but in the meantime, readers might enjoy sharing in some of the advice that they are giving to the general public through the
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