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How Much Land Is Needed To Grow A Permaculture Food Forest?

Growing your own food means that you will always know what you are eating, where the food has come from, and that the produce is toxin-free! These days there are so many ways that you can grow your own produce, ...
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What Is the Difference Between a Forest and Food Forest?

The food forest is a relatively new concept in the United States, and many people think that forests and food forests are the same. So, what is the difference between a forest and a food forest? Food forests are man-made ...
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How To Grow Borage And Why You Should

Borage is an incredibly useful annual herb to grow in an organic garden. It can work well in mixed beds and borders, alongside perennials, and even in your kitchen vegetable garden. Borage is one of my favorite permaculture-friendly plants for ...
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What’s The Purpose Of Pruning Grape Vines? (& How To Do It)

Taking care of grapevines requires a certain level of expertise. Once you master your techniques, you can grow grapes in your garden. One of these techniques is pruning, a process people often do and can be hard to understand. Pruning ...
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What’s The Difference Between A Permaculture Swale and A Ditch?

Often when I have tried to quickly explain to someone what a swale is a question sometimes gets asked: "what's the difference between a swale and a ditch?" Swales and ditches are similar in a few ways, it is often ...
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21 Popular Permaculture Garden Hand Tools

No matter what you do in life, the proper tools can make a huge difference. Having those proper tools on hand before you need them can save you a lot of time and frustration. So here is a list of ...
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What Is Lasagna or Sheet Mulching and How To Do It

Sheet mulching is a key strategy in an organic permaculture garden. But if you are new to gardening in a sustainable way, you might be a little confused about sheet mulching and exactly what this strategy entails. So why is ...
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21 Books For Anyone Interested In Permaculture

If you're anything like me then you find books to be a great source of education and inspiration. That's why I keep my shelves full of great books. Here is a list of 21 great permaculture books that will help ...
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How Long Does It Take To Grow A Permaculture Food Forest?

A backyard food forest can be a wonderful long-term addition to any permaculture homestead. However, many avoid starting one because they believe it will take too long to establish and obtain a productive yield. So how long does it take ...
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What NOT To Plant Near Blueberries

Blueberries have been a welcomed addition to our permaculture homestead since the very beginning but it took time to get the soil conditions right for their optimal growth. As most blueberry growers know, this finicky bush plant likes its soil ...
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9 Reasons Raising Rabbits Might Be Perfect For Your Homestead

The first animals I brought onto my homestead were rabbits and years later I'm still raising them. They were and still are one of the best livestock options for my property and the benefits are many. Here are 9 reasons ...
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How Long Should You Grow Potatoes Before Harvesting

Knowing how long it takes to grow potatoes ensures you harvest the potatoes at the perfect time when the potatoes have fully grown and are most delicious. After all, potatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients, growing your own ...
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