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Nashville Permaculture Design Course at Trevecca Urban Farm

More information on the Design Course can be found here.   More information on the Introduction Course can be found here.

Permaculture Position Available

Spiral Ridge Permaculture is seeking a ‘Permaculture Assistant’ at our education homestead and research farm in rural Tn just south of Nashville. This is a work trade position that lasts the entire duration of the season (approx 7 months). A solid understanding of permaculture, permaculture design certificate and on the ground skills is a must. ...

Holistic Pig Grazing at Spiral Ridge Homestead

Today Jason and Sam (our interns) learned how we rotate our pigs through the homestead. We set up our #1 paddock today. We will be monitoring the paddock over the next week to inform us when we need to move them to paddock #2. The paddocks are lush with clovers, rye, vetch, oats, vegetative tree ...

Permaculture Voices Interview

Recently Cliff was interviewed by Diego, of the Permaculture Voices podcast.  They talk about the realities of homesteading, living an off-grid lifestyle, farming, family life and more.  It was a great honor to be interviewed by Diego.  He asked many questions relevant to any aspiring farmer or homesteader.  Sometimes we idealize going back to the ...

Permaculture Pigs: Affordable fencing DYI 1

For last two years I have been using a very expensive fencing system to contain my pigs at the homestead.  Recently, after watching Joel Salatin’s DVD Pigs n Glens, Bard of Harmony Homestead and I decided to build a simple yet cost effective fencing system for our naturally raised pigs.  After a few modifications to ...

Permaculture PIGS: Pigs in the glen UPDATE!

Earlier this week, after much patience and planning, Bard and I finally got two large sows (Mule foot & Red wattle hybrid) into their new woodland paddock at Harmony Homestead. We introduced a young Large Black boar, a pregnant Large Black and a feeder pig for spring harvest. At first there was a lot of ...

Bamboo Fodder Research 2

Today Kiran (our 10 year old son) and I decided to test the viability of dwarf  bamboo as a fodder crop.  Indocalamus longiauritus was our chosen species.  We cut our samples from a small nursery grove that we established as a mother for future plantings.  Our initial intention was to see if the goat would ...