Food forest cover crop update
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by papprentice
3M ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes Somewhere up the family tree, my forebears must have offended a hag coven or something… Behold our ancestral curse: The limestone bedrock. My land is in the mountainous part of Croatia, a region characterized by this particularly challenging landscape feature that has determined the destinies of many generations of farmers before me. On the one […] The post Food forest cover crop update appeared first on Permaculture Apprentice ..read more
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How I plan the year for my own permaculture farm/homestead (diagram)
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by Alp Turan
4M ago
Reading Time: < 1 minute The Story Today I want to give you a behind-the-scenes at how I'm planning my year. Here is the framework I use to map my permaculture projects: The Problem"How do I make progress on my permaculture projects without getting overwhelmed?" The Solution Hire our services Want us to create a Permaculture Design and/or a 12-Month Implementation […] The post How I plan the year for my own permaculture farm/homestead (diagram) appeared first on Permaculture Apprentice ..read more
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How I simplify garden planning each year (free calculator included)
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by Alp Turan
4M ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Story I like to start each garden growing season by zooming out and thinking about the veggies I'll be growing.I'm not talking about the varieties I'll order and then plant, but the big picture—my desired crops, grouped by categories: staple, nutrient, and supplemental.Staple crops are the ones from which we'll derive most of our […] The post How I simplify garden planning each year (free calculator included) appeared first on Permaculture Apprentice ..read more
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Done-For-You Permaculture Design +12-month Implementation Plan for your property
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by Alp Turan
4M ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes Done-For-You Permaculture Design + 12-month Implementation Plan for your property Why You Need A "Masterplan" For Your Property Permaculture is... overwhelming. To avoid that overwhelm, you really only need two things: (1) a Permaculture Design (essentially: a layout that shows you where each permaculture element should be placed on your property) and (2) an Implementation Plan that tells you exactly […] The post Done-For-You Permaculture Design +12-month Implementation Plan for your property appeared first on Permaculture Apprentice ..read more
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Behind-The-Scenes: Creating a 12-month Permaculture Plan for a 5-acre retirement property
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by Alp Turan
4M ago
Reading Time: < 1 minute The Story Today we want to take you behind the scenes and show you something cool we created for our client Shree: it's a 12-month permaculture implementation plan for her property. The idea here is to prevent overwhelm by answering questions like:where do you start?which projects should you do this year?if you run out of time […] The post Behind-The-Scenes: Creating a 12-month Permaculture Plan for a 5-acre retirement property appeared first on Permaculture Apprentice ..read more
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How to Create an Endless Supply of Free “Woodchips”
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by papprentice
9M ago
Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post, I’ll outline a cost-effective and sustainable method of obtaining woody mulch for your food forest. For this ‘workflow’ to work, you need to have a source of woody material on your land. This can be a forest or other (unwanted) woody vegetation growing on your property that you can then selectively clear […] The post How to Create an Endless Supply of Free “Woodchips” appeared first on Permaculture Apprentice ..read more
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How to design a Food Forest in 20 minutes
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by papprentice
1y ago
Reading Time: 9 minutes Tall order? Read on and watch me *demo* it. Earlier this week, I showed you what designing the whole farm layout looks like, and now I’ll zoom in on one aspect: designing a food forest with swales. 5 minutes for Part I, 15 minutes for Part II, and DONE! Food forests, in the context of […] The post How to design a Food Forest in 20 minutes appeared first on Permaculture Apprentice ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Growing Trees From Seeds Clone
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by thrive_3e1bqrcy_b40
1y ago
Reading Time: 17 minutes     When I grow old, I want to spend my days walking through acre upon acre of a fully-established, mature food forest, picking fruit from trees I planted 40 years ago, watching branches slowly swaying in the gentle breeze, and listening to birdsong. For my dream to become a reality, I will need huge […] The post Everything You Need to Know About Growing Trees From Seeds Clone appeared first on Permaculture Apprentice ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Growing Trees From Seeds
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by papprentice
1y ago
Reading Time: 16 minutes Growing trees from seeds is the key plant propagation method from a permaculture perspective. Here’s why… When I grow old, I want to spend my days walking through acre upon acre of a fully-established, mature food forest, picking fruit from trees I planted 40 years ago, watching branches slowly swaying in the gentle breeze, and […] The post Everything You Need to Know About Growing Trees From Seeds appeared first on Permaculture Apprentice ..read more
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Soil Building – How to Make Deep Rich Soils by Imitating Nature
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by papprentice
1y ago
Reading Time: 10 minutes Soil building is one of the most important aspects of regenerative land stewardship. If you are into permaculture or regenerative agriculture, you’ll know that everything revolves around healthy soil. Soil rich in nutrients, organic matter, and beneficial microorganisms supports healthy plant growth, which, in turn, supports a thriving ecosystem. In short, everything starts with healthy […] The post Soil Building – How to Make Deep Rich Soils by Imitating Nature appeared first on Permaculture Apprentice ..read more
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