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Archive | Permaculture

Stories, photos and podcasts about permaculture techniques, including information about healthy pollination tactics. Permaculture is defined as the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.

Healthy, well-mineralized soils have good aggregation.

Minerals: The Big Four for Soil Health

Minerals and their respective roles in achieving healthy soil is a common topic of discussion among agriculture consultants and farmers. A long time ago, when I was going through my initial soil balance training, mineral balance was all that we talked about. Get the minerals right, address calcium and get it to 68 percent base saturation and all […]

A girl plays in the soil.

Sustainable Soil: Four Rules for Controlling Organic Inputs

The first rule of sustainable soils is straightforward. While all growers are aware of the need for nutrients in order to grow crops, many only focus on NPK, as these are primary growth nutrients.

A bounty, straight from the forest.

Forest-to-Table: A Permaculture Experiment Thrives

Forest-to-table products are growing in popularity, not only for consumers, but for farmers as well.

A bee pollinates a flower.

Healthy Pollination: Horizontal Hives Support Natural Beekeeping

Healthy pollination is the goal almost every beekeeper starts with, but it is often easier said than done.

Corn seeds.

Seed Selection: Starting Your Corn Seed Management System

Seed selection is one of the most important tasks a sustainable farmer takes on every year, but knowing what seeds to save takes some experience and expertise.