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New baby, New trees!

Life is indeed abundant.  Grace is ever so real.  Love is in the life you live.  Thursday, Jenny delivered a new baby girl and I ordered some new trees and shrubs for the edible forest farm we call Spiral Ridge.   We have a new baby girl named Amaya Bless   This fall we will be ...

Autumn on Spiral Ridge 1

Cool Breezes, No humidity So nice This summer has been a hot one so we welcome the autumn.  This fall we have two projects that we are starting and finishing up on one. The two projects that we are starting are the Hoop House and the Workshop Shed.  The Hoop House is 20 x 48 ...

Nashville PDC is a Success!

The first annual Nashville Permaculture Design course was a success.  9 students received their Permaculture Design Certificates with one honorary PDC going to 9 year old Sophia who had a great design.  The success of this course goes to show that we are all doing our part to positively change the world.  I am so ...

Advanced Permaculture Apprenticeship

The Ecovillage Training Center has been an integral part of the development of permaculture, natural building, ecovillage design, solar design, and other ecological systems. Albert Bates started the center in 1994 with the intention to provide a training site that was affordable and hands on.  16 years later it is still alive and vibrant. Recently ...

Great Speakers, Great Fun

Today we have an Ecoregion expert Mike Berkley of www.growildinc.com spoke to us about the cultural requirements of native plants and the different ecoregions that we have in the state of Tennessee.  Did you know that Tennessee is the most biodiverse state in continental states.  Some great plants that are useful for us as designers ...

Nashville Permaculture Design Course 2010 2

The anticipation is over. Tomorrow we start the first annual Nashville  Permaculture Design Course.  Our instructor line up is Kevin Guenther from www.DesignResourceGP.com,  Matthew and Jennifer English from http://solarsprings.wordpress.com/, and Cliff Davis from Spiral Ridge Permaculture.  10 participants are joining us at Carothers Crossing in Nashville, TN.  The design course will run 11 days with ...

A simple greywater system 3

Greywater is really a grey area in most settlements.  Simply put it is the water that has no fecal matter in it.  Typically the washer and the kitchen sink are common sources of greywater.  Here on Spiral Ridge we use our greywater to water out tomatoes and this fall we will be planting paw paws ...

Spiral Ridge’s art/design studio

Here are some pictures of our studio at the top of the hill.  The studio has local wood framing with straw clay slip wall system.  The posts are local black locust that we charred for extra life.  The metal roof catches rainwater and will passively water our ‘Permaculture Nursery Garden’ system via drip irrigation.  The ...