Category Archives: Permaculture

Building a Permaculture Landscape – Episode 4

In this video series we take you through the process of setting up a complete permaculture landscape from scratch. In this episode we complete the paver bed, build the gazebo, lay sod and edging, complete the green wall planting bed … Continue reading

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Building a Permaculture Landscape – Episode 3

In this video series we take you through the process of setting up a complete permaculture landscape from scratch. In this episode we prepare the paver bed and start laying pavers, complete most of the irrigation system, set the posts … Continue reading

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Permaculture landscape project: Episode 2

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New Permaculture Landscape project

I have been asked to design and help build a permaculture landscape here in Phoenix. We’ve opted to create a video series on the project. The goal is to establish a back yard landscape that will eventually provide or give … Continue reading

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How to plant Bare Root Trees

We’ve been building up our orchard annually. We do this by planting inexpensive bare root fruit trees. In the following video I’ll show you how to do it!

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Setting up a compost bin!

The City of Tempe (where I live) recently started recycling old trash bins into recycling bins. Since they were offering them free I took the opportunity to request one and use it to show you how we like to set … Continue reading

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The Victorian Farm

One of my favorite farming documentaries has to be the Victorian Farm that was produced by the BBC. It features three primary hosts:┬áhistorian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn. These folks work a historical farm in England … Continue reading

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Spring into action!

While our winter season is one for tending tools and contemplation, Spring is really a call to action! It’s one of my favorite times of year in the garden because new plants are sprouting, existing plants are coming out of … Continue reading

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Starting seeds in egg cartons

This was our other project on the day we made the self-watering seed pots. My boy Jensen and I started more tomato seedlings using some egg cartons that we’d saved. Here are two egg cartons and the tools necessary to … Continue reading

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Inbetween Seasons

The recent heavy January cold, though much milder here in Arizona, was enough to do in the last of the tomato plants. Our bedded arugula and some of the other veggies survived it just fine. In fact a few vegetables, … Continue reading

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