Solar System ← Spiral Ridge Permaculture

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 ...

Nashville PDC June 2012

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

Soil Food Web Compost Tea

The other day we decided to show the apprentices of the Ecovillage Training Center how to make a biological compost tea.  We started out by getting our supplies.  Thermophilic compost, five gallon bucket, aquarium pump and stones, biodynamic prep 501, fish fertilizer, sea kelp, comfrey, water, molasses, and some solar power.  We then proceeded to ...

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 ...