Permaculture tour at the Bullock Homestead

September 1, 2010
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The Bullock homestead & nursery has been there for 30 years, and it is an excellent example of a “mature” permaculture system. The main area of the homestead is densely packed as a perennial “food forest”. The 3 hour tour started at 1 PM, and I could tell that we were just getting a taste of the thought, detail and purpose that was behind everything there.

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Chickens & Cows on the Pasture

August 18, 2010

A cow pie is money, and I like to get it back in the soil “bank” as soon as possible. Of course, I’d rather not spend my time following around the cow with a rake to spread the manure out as soon as it hits the ground. I’ve got chickens lined up to do that job for me.

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Permaculture & Christianity, part 3 – “Native vs. Exotic Plants”

June 17, 2010

God is the ultimate “permaculturist”. He was using the permaculture design principles before Bill Mollison ever wrote them down.

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Permaculture & Christianity, part 2 – “Replenish”

May 20, 2010

This is what permaculture really embraces–the continuous cycle. The end result of one system feeds into the next–there is no waste, only a progression. Minerals and water move from the soil, into plants and then to the animals and people, and back to the soil again. Permaculture describes how this cycle flows with visible features such as plants, gardens, & water and also with invisible things like communities, cultures, and seasons. Isn’t this the definition of replenishment?

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Permaculture & Genesis, part 1 — “Dominion”

May 12, 2010

I’m taking a Permaculture design course right now, and it’s got some excellent principles and methods to use in growing food and building communities. However, there are some permaculture topics where Christians have better solutions. Here is the first of several.

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