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Coppice Craft at Spiral Ridge Homestead

Coppice Craft is not a new thing.  It has been around for centuries amongst people connected to the land and the especially the woodlands.  Over the past few months we have been coppicing several species of trees and allowing them to dry for later use.  We have finally gotten a product out of our black ...

The Farm Solar Campus: Permaculture Design Course 1

What a Weekend!  The Farm Solar Campus 1st Annual Winter Weekend Permaculture Design Course started with a group of eager students.  Our course curriculum kept students busy learning the design process, designing from day 1, learning how to create maps and gaining insight into the depth of knowledge contained within Permaculture education.  Students left happy, ...

The Enchanted Edible Forest Garden (Part 2)

As I wander through life I always come back to the same old question.  Why am I here?  The answer is for the children and their children and on and on…. Seven Generations!  As some of you know we have been working hard to manifest an edible forest garden at The Farm School in Summertown, ...

The Enchanted Edible Forest Garden Outdoor Classroom

From Design to Build.  We are now in the middle of implementing the Farm Schools Enchanted Edible Forest Garden.  From Design layout, Tree removal, Radial Trenches and Swales The Farm school is being transformed into one of the first edible forest school gardens in the USA.  The school children are helping with the building of ...

Designing Edible Forest Gardens 2012

The 2012 Edible Forest Garden Design course certified 22 graduates on Sunday the 14th of October.  Saturday teams gathered to present their designs to the community.  The designs emerged from the design process that we taught during the course.  The designs impressed all of us.  The designs included a School Yard Forest Garden, a Small ...

2013 Weekend Permaculture Design Course

 2013 Winter Weekend PDC: Under $1000 Earn your internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification during this five weekend course.  Permaculture is a design approach that uses ecological principles to create regenerative human communities that are harmoniously woven into the environment and that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.   Instructors include: Cliff Davis-Spiral ...

Register Now! Nashville PDC 2012

Register now for the June PDC at Trevecca University in Nashville.  Pay 950 dollars if you sign up before May 25th.  Pay 1050 after May 25th.  Register and send in your deposit before the 25th and pay only 950$.

Spiral Ridge got Pigs! 2

After several days of clearing brush, setting up the movable electric fence and building a pig house, Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead got PIGS!  I went to Top of the World Farm  and got two beautiful pigs.  One is a male Mule Foot (Romeo) and the other a female Red Wattle (Juliet).  We will be breeding them ...

9 Day Natural Building Intensive Sept 7-16, 2012

9 Day Natural Building Intensive w/optional 3 day Introduction To Natural Building We are all part of the earth and the earth calls us to build our environment in a more natural way.  Come learn how to build multi-functional natural buildings from start to finish.  This 10 day experience will empower people to build small ...

Nashville PDC June 2012

Only 3 Weeks Left!  Register Now!  There is still room! www.spiralridgepermaculture.com