Category Archives: Permaculture

mulch much?

This year, I verified the usefulness of advice received. Keep the soil covered! Shelter the soil with live plants and/or mulch.  What a beautiful result you will discover if you follow this recommendation. As I put gardens to bed for … Continue reading

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Occupy

A lot of specific knowledge and expertise accompanies permaculture design…               swales, bunyips, vermiculture, etc, etc, etc.                                                                                    Forget it…for now.                                                                                                                         Here is what … Continue reading

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Permaculture Slide Show

I’m working on an “in the background” running slide presentation that gives a hint as to the nature of permaculture and edible landscaping. I’m hoping it will help to inspire others to make positive changes in their own landscapes. Let … Continue reading

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SWALE OF A STORY

Hint: if the slideshow is moving too fast…hit the square stop button at bottom center so that you can advance or go back by pushing arrow buttons at your own pace.

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Pear Tree Guild Debut

From 11-4 on Sunday, we had a consistent flow of knowledgeable and interested persons coming through our yard during the Pennypack Garden and Farm Tour. A very positive day for us! I so enjoyed sharing and talking about what I … Continue reading

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Pennypack Farm and Garden Tour

I just want to remind you about the Pennypack Garden and Farm Tour on September 18th. (Click on link for more information.) Please, come out and support Pennypack Farm and Education Center, a fantastic organization. I’m sure you will have … Continue reading

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Vegetation Combination

A few plant combinations stand out for me, aesthetically and functionally. This post is to make a record for myself to refer back to; otherwise, I will forget. It may be useful to you as well. Click on the photos … Continue reading

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THE STORY OF A PERMABLITZ

I just put a post up on Transition Cheltenham’s Food Action Group’s blog. It documents our last permablitz event as well as the processes and activities related to that event. If you are interested in permaculture or transition town actions, … Continue reading

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Plant Guild Update

In my post, “A Lesson,” I documented efforts to begin regeneration of the soil around our hurtin’, and literally, “weeping” cherry tree. I finished the sheet mulched bed and began to design a plant guild which will, hopefully, help this … Continue reading

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July Permablitz Invitation

You’re invited to the 3rd Permablitz organized by Transition Cheltenham’s Food Action Group (read about 1st Permablitz here & 2nd Permablitz here)                                                                                                                      What we’ll do Regenerate Our Suburban Soil & Manage Our Stormwater Come work with us in creating … Continue reading

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