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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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., ...

The Permaculture Business Plan

Here at Spiral Ridge we are designing and developing a business plan that uses the permaculture design process.  Our business is to have a Permaculture site that offers training, observation, research, demonstration, design, and a permaculture nursery.  We found this great article to help us in the process.  Here is the link.  Enjoy! http://www.permaculturesouthernhighlands.info/journal/businessplan.htm

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...