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Permaculture Design “stacking functions”

In Permaculture Design there is a term called stacking functions.  We stack functions by designing elements to serve many functions.  This can be in either space or time.  For instance,  we stack functions in our tree plantings here on Spiral Ridge by planting multiple layers within the forest garden architecture. Stacking functions in time is ...

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 ...

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 ...