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John talking to a Highland calf.

What is Permaculture?
Why am I interested in Permaculture?

Permaculture Basics
Permaculture Ethics
Permaculture Zones
Permaculture Sectors
Permaculture Guilds
Permaculture Guilds - free eBook from Midwest Permaculture
Permaculture Edge

Permaculture Succession
What is Succession?
Using Succession in Permaculture
Managing Pseudo-Primary Succession

Permaculture Principles
Permaculture Principles
Principle One - Observe and Interact
Principle Two - Catch and Store Energy
Principle Three - Obtain a Yield
Principle Four - Apply Self Regulation and Accept Feedback
Principle Five - Use and Value Renewable Resources and Services
Principle Six - Produce No Waste
Principle Seven - Design from Patterns to Details
Principle Eight - Integrate Rather than Segregate
Principle Nine - Use Small and Slow Solutions
Principle Ten - Use and Value Diversity
Principle Eleven - Use the Edge and Value the Margin
Principle Twelve - Creatively Use and Respond to Change

Permaculture Design Elements

Permaculture Projects
Attracting Bats
Coppicing and Pollarding
Dew Ponds
Free Bird Manure
Gabions for Creek Restoration
Herb Spiral
Plant/Flower Press
Planted Compost Circle
Rain Harvesting from Your Roof
Rocket Mass Heater
Seed Balls
Sheet Mulching
Structures for Overwintering Insects

Permaculture Tips
Bird feeder Sunflower Seed Catcher
Diatomaceous Earth and Chicken Parasites
Duct Tape Cure for Ant and Aphids in Fruit Trees
Nature Tending
Perennializing Annual Vegetables - Leeks
Reused Plastic Bottles
Seed Saving in Tic Tac Containers
Trub in your Bread
Use Your Car as a Dehydrator
What to do with Autumn Leaves?
What to do with Sprouted Garlic Bulbs?

Permaculture Books

Edible Forest Gardening
What is an Edible Forest Garden?
A 2,000 year old Forest Garden
A New Zealand Food Forest
Martin Crawford on BBC Radio

Forest Gardening Books
Forest Gardening
Slow Food USA
Smoked Duck
Smoked Duck Leftovers
Vote for the Dinner Party - by Michael Pollan
What's in a Name: Hazelnut vs Filbert vs Cobnut
Which foods are most important to buy organic?
Wine Cellars

Food Preservation
Why Learn to Preserve Food?
Dehydrate 2 Store
Dehydrating Figs
Fruit Leather
Kefir - Milk
Lactic Acid Fermentation
Making Sauerkraut
My New Sauerkraut
The Variety of Preserved Fruits and Vegetables

Homebrewing Beer
Brewing TV
Dandelion Wine
How to Make Cordial

What I am Brewing:
     Azorean Blackberry Fig Honey Wine (Melomel)
     Dark Ale #6
     Holiday Brew
     Porter #4
     Porter - Azorean Blackberry
     Thanksgiving Turkey Cider

Wild Foods
Tidepooling with my son.
Wild and Not-So-Wild Foods Near My House

Introducing AgriTrue
Battling the Dogma of Big Ag
The Importance of Knowing Your Local Farmers

111 Plants for Your Garden
Biointensive Gardening
Bright Agrotech - Vertical Farming and Aquaculture
Cauliflower from my garden
Cauliflower Flowers
Composting - A simple composting bin
From Floods to Slugs... gardening challenges on a North Atlantic island
Harvesting Seaweed
Hold the chemicals... see what happens!
I fell in love with a hoe!
My favorite plant in the garden. (or) Let your kids DO something in the garden!
My new Azorean Garden.
My new Azorean Garden - Plant Identification
My new Garden Beds
My new Garden Beds - planting
Picking, and Eating, Tomatoes with my Daughter
Pruning the Fig Tree... wood for smoking and heat
Seed Banks
Seed Saving E-book
Spring Garden - Seed Trays are Planted!
The fig tree bears fruit
Todmorden.  A town growing all its own vegetables.
A Weasel in My Garden!


Livestock and Animals

Homesteading Books

Beneficial Insects

An "Adventure" with my Boys
Boys Meet Grasshopper

Lawn Care

Manure Management
Attracting Bats
Free Bird Manure
Holy Shit by Gene Logsdon
Humanure Handbook by Joseph Jenkins
Humanure How To
Modern Composting Toilets (Humanure Part 3)

What is the single most important thing we can do for our health?
Why does this physician endorse Permaculture?
Grassfed Meat - Health Benefits
Herbal Medicine: Some Things to Consider
How Then Should We Eat? ...some brief thoughts
Nature and Human Health... The Big Disconnect
Vehicle Submersion... How to survive
Videos on Survival Medicine
Where There is No Doctor


Bountiful Gardens
Seed Savers Exchange
Seedling Trees from your State
Trees of Antiquity

Saved by my Power Box

Reasons to be Prepared
30 Reasons that the U.S. Middle Class is Dying
50 Disturbing Economic Statistics from 2011

Product Reviews
Carts Vermont Garden Cart

Questions from Readers
Growing your own tea plants
Help with my Forest Garden plan
Trees to use and avoid in hugelkultur beds

Water Filtering
Berkey Water Filter

Water Harvesting
Airdrop Irrigation System
Dew Ponds
Gabions for Creek Restoration
Rain Harvesting from Your Roof

Apple Butter
Apple-Quince Pie
Beer Bread
Cheese Making - Queso Blanco
Dandelion Wine
One-Minute Bread
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Smoked Duck
Smoked Duck - Leftovers

Saving Money
Plant a Tree!
Rising Cost of Food
WWII Gardening Poster

Organic Fertilizers
Blood Meal
Bone Meal
Coffee Grounds
Wood Ashes

Agama Spotting... and other Turkish animals
Bird Identification Websites
Butterflies of the Maypop
Hoopoe in my Backyard
Moths of the Walnut Tree
Mystery Solved... What is that noise outside my window every night?
Saying Goodbye to the Amazing Diversity of Turkey
Spotted: European Goldfinch - Flying Jewels
Spotted: Snow Bunting - an Artic visitor!
Spotted: Weasel in my Garden

Book Reviews
Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katz
Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
The Brewmaster's Table by Garrett Oliver
Build your own Earth Oven
Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn
Forest Gardening
Getting started in Permaculture
The Hand Sculpted House
Holy Shit by Gene Logsdon
Homebrewing Beer
How to Grow More Vegetables... by John Jeavons
Humanure Handbook by Joseph Jenkins
Landscaping with Fruit by Lee Reich
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre by Brett Markham
Omnivore's Dilema and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier
The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
The Permaculture Way by Graham Bell
Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth
Sepp Holzer's Permaculture
Sibley Guide to Birds by David Sibley
Slow Food: The Case for Taste
Small-Scale Grain Raising
Small-Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery
Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds by Carol Ekarius
Water Harvesting by Art Ludwig
What Tree is That? by the Arbor Day Foundation
You Can Farm by Joel Salatin

A Farm for the Future
Allan Savory TED Talk - How to green the desert
Asian Pears - a few favorite varieties
Back to Eden
Back to the Start
Backyard Permaculture
Bullock Brothers
Earth Illuminated
Gabions for Creek Restoration
Geoff Lawton - Surviving the Coming Crises
Greening the Desert
Green Gold
Introduction to Permaculture
Joel Salatin - Beyond Organic
Killing Bees: Are Government and Industry Responsible?
Permaculture Master Plan
Sepp Holzer - Farming with Terraces and Raised Beds
Sorrel featured on Eat The Weeds
Survival Medicine
Temperate Climate Permaculture Strategies
There's No Tomorrow
Toby Hemenway - Redesigning Civilization
Tour of a Permaculture Garden / Food Forest in Portland Oregon
Weeds in an Edible Forest Garden
Willie Smits regrows a rainforest