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Nashville Permaculture Design Course at Trevecca Urban Farm

More information on the Design Course can be found here.   More information on the Introduction Course can be found here.

2015 Permaculture Earthworks Course

Regenerative Permaculture Earthworks Course October 9-12, 2015 It’s time for our annual Regenerative Permaculture Earthworks Course.  This is our fourth year offering this course at Spiral Ridge and I believe it is the longest, continuously running earthworks course in the states!  Cliff, however, has been teaching earthworks since back in 2008.  He has experience from ...

Permaculture Design Course 2015

Still time to register for the Permaculture Design Course Happy Spring!  We have been busy, busy, busy.  Spring has been full of abundance.  Lots of planting, design work and classes.  There is still time to register for many of our classes and we will be rolling out more in the next few weeks. Here’s what ...

Permaculture Position Available

Spiral Ridge Permaculture is seeking a ‘Permaculture Assistant’ at our education homestead and research farm in rural Tn just south of Nashville. This is a work trade position that lasts the entire duration of the season (approx 7 months). A solid understanding of permaculture, permaculture design certificate and on the ground skills is a must. ...

AgroEcosystems: Creating homestead resilience

We are restoring a 9.25 acre clear cut hillside in the hills of middle Tn. We are primarily concentrating on various agroforestry systems. These systems include: Savanna Orchards, Fruit/Nut Hedges, Fuel Fences, Alley Cropping, Blk Locust/Poplar/Black Gum/White Oak Coppice, Woodland Mosaics, Bamboo Agroforestry, on contour raised beds and silvo pasturing. All of these systems are ...

Internship: Applied Permaculture Practitioner Training

2015 Applied Permaculture Practitioner Training We are excited to offer a personalized hands on learning opportunity for those interested in permaculture and homesteading. Are you ready for an applied project based learning on an off-grid homestead/small farm? From design to earthworks, soil building to animal husbandry, surveying to construction, this is the practical on the ...

2015 Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead Course Listing

2015 Programs at Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead Winter Weekend Permaculture Design Certificate Course at The Farm School Feb 21, 22 & 23, Feb 28 & Mar 1, Mar 7 & 8, Mar 13, 14 & 15 Resilient Gardening Series: Introduction to Permaculture April 11-12 Permaculture Gardening & Soil Fertility April 18-19 Rainwater Harvesting April 25-26 ...

The adventures of a regenerative pig farmer

For the last couple of years I have donated a Party Pig to an annual fish fry and brew festival just outside of Nashville, Tn. This year I supplied the event with a 6 month old 50 LB American Guinea Hog. Smoked slowly for 8 hours, misted with a special sauce and rubbed with a ...

PDC Hybridization: Permaculture-8 Shields-Deep Nature Connection

Clint Corley of Forest Floor Wilderness Programs introduced our permaculture design course participants to the 8 Shields model of Deep Nature Connection and the Art of Mentoring.  Our Permaculture Design courses are integrating the 8 shields model as a core philosophy. Integrating new tools into our PDC experience creates the cultural ecosystems which is our main ...

Appalachia PDC continued

Over the last 4 days of our PDC Permaculture Design Course in the appalachian mountains at Trout Lily Farm, we explored the ‘Leaves and Stem’ themes of our course.  The ‘Leaves’ section of the course covered Cultivated Systems, Schematic Design and Strategies.  The ‘Stem’ section of the course covered The Built Environment, Detailed Design, and ...