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Poly Pipe Chicken Tractor

Well…  We have built several Chicken Tractors now and the latest version has been inspired by all our past tractors, needs and tractors we have seen online.  Our newest version can be used for rabbits, weeder geese, meat chickens, and ducks.  This tractor was designed to move from one zone of use to another without ...

Featured Event: Backyard Permaculture Series

Backyard Permaculture Series w/ Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture Gardens Empower yourself to make positive and lasting change by learning how to design your backyard into an abundant oasis. Sustainability starts at your doorstep. This series is designed to teach you the basics of home-scale self reliance. Each day long mini-course introduces the theory ...

Thermophilic Composting

Our intensive garden system inside our permaculture greenhouse demands constant fertility renewal.  So we have started to research the Thermophilic composting method  here at Spiral Ridge Permaculture Gardens and Nursery.  This is a rapid bio digestion process where the ideal conditions for the rapid growth and colonization of bacteria are created and maintained. This facilitates the expedient destruction and ...

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Forest Garden Design Intensive Edible Ecosystems Emerging: Food Forestry for the 21st Century A 9-Day Intensive Forest Garden Design Training With Dave Jacke, author of Edible Forest Gardens and Friends Date: September 23 (7pm)- October 2 (4pm), 2011 Location: The Farm Education Conference Center, 150 Schoolhouse Rd. and Spiral Ridge Permaculture Gardens, 444 Walker Rd., ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...