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Edible Forest Gardens: Access & Circulation 4

We had a great day today starting the second phase of our homestead Edible Forest Garden.  The first phase of our design was to build several small duck ponds with interconnecting swales.  This fertilized water along with our movable chicken ship created a very fertile soil.  Today we looked over our designs for the area ...

Backyard Mushroom Farming workshop

Spiral Ridge Permaculture Presents: Backyard Mushroom Farming Learn how to grow mushrooms in your own backyard.  This mini-course will cover the basics of mushroom production.  We will explore what species to grow, current growing methods, myco-remediation, and more. The first half of the day will be class room learning.  Followed by a delicious mushroom chili. ...

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 ...

Base Mapping

Our base mapping for the Edible Forest Garden Course started on Saturday.  Using 300 foot tapes and several 100 foot tapes we started to create the base maps we need for the course and for the future of our design process here on Spiral Ridge.  Base mapping this way is so much more fun than ...

Forest Garden Design Intensive Course Announcements

If you have been thinking about signing up for the Forest Course with Dave Jacke, NOW is the time to do it.  If you get your registration in the mail by the 15th of August, you qualify for an early registration discount.  The information letter and registration form are available here: Forest Garden Course Information ...

Pastured Poultry

We got our cornish cross chicks the other day and they are doing great.  We have them in a small movable cage on one or our swales.  They are eating the grass and bugs plus we feed them a stater mix supplemented with sea kelp, redmonds salt and worms from our worm farm.  In 8 ...

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 ...

Featured Event! 4

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., ...

Designing a Permaculture Nursery 3

Well the last two days Matthew English and I have been designing techniques and strategies for starting a small edible forest garden nursery at our site on Spiral Ridge.  After having a couple of design sessions we came up with the patterns needed to start such an endeavor.  The key to a Permaculture nursery is ...