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Powers Of Observation

Within Permaculture we see nature as our ultimate teacher. She will demonstrate how species interact with each other and their surroundings and which effects you can expect from it. She will also demonstrate the response of the web of life … Continue reading

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Water

A few days ago we were in La Mesa for some groceries, and the talk of the week there was all about water… Because there wasn’t any. La Mesa has no drinking water as the last effect of El Niño. … Continue reading

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Creating the Mainframe Design for our Farm

(Published today on permaculturenews.org) This article is about how we figured out our mainframe design for roads, swales and ponds/dams. The pictures that show how those were installed you can see in an earlier article here. Because the terrain of our … Continue reading

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Amazing Collection

Until now over one million of insect species have been identified, with an estimated 5 to 9 million still to catalog. This makes the species of insects by far the largest group of animals on our planet. (Source). It’s no … Continue reading

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The Wild Garden

I think most people would have difficulty recognizing our garden. There are no neatly kept beds filled with straight rows of vegetables. Instead our garden follows the contour lines of the landscape and all plants are mixed with other vegetables … Continue reading

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Zone 5: Nature Reserve

Within Permaculture circles there is some discussion if having a zone 5 is useful or possible. We think it is and we feel quite strongly that our land needs to provide space to other life as it does to us. … Continue reading

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Not For Profit

The activities we develop on our farm are fully aimed at education in and demonstration of Permaculture. We do this work without the desire to make a profit. This does not mean we refrain from earning an income or receiving … Continue reading

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Our House

If our house would be located in my country of birth (The Netherlands), I have no doubt a city official would show up to board up the entrance and put a sign ‘unfit for human use’ on the door. But … Continue reading

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The Beginning

We started our adventure end of March 2014 after completing Geoff Lawton‘s online PDC course the year before. Armed with lots of theory and next to no practical knowledge we bought a suitable farm near the top of a watershed … Continue reading

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