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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 ...

Spiral Ridge’s new workshop shed

At the beginning of the month we started a part time project here on Spiral Ridge.  5 apprentices and I framed a workshop space with storage capacity.  The workshop shed will replace our 74 school bus (bye bye) and will be used to build furniture, cabinets and other things for our house.  I designed the ...

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 ...

Spiral Ridge’s art/design studio

Here are some pictures of our studio at the top of the hill.  The studio has local wood framing with straw clay slip wall system.  The posts are local black locust that we charred for extra life.  The metal roof catches rainwater and will passively water our ‘Permaculture Nursery Garden’ system via drip irrigation.  The ...