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Pigs found my Permaculture!

“In the building up of fertility, especially on the poor light-land farm, there is no animal more effective than the pig,” says F. Newman Turner in Fertility Farming I have been researching pigs for days.  Researching how to raise forest fed pigs and designing a agroforestry  system with pigs as keystone guild species.   So far ...

Went to visit our worms and what did I see?????

Black Soldier Fly Larvae staring back at me………..  For the last couple weeks we have been working to find alternatives to grain in our farm’s diet.  Jen, the kids and are are reducing grains and we are designing, researching and experimenting using alternative feed for our chickens, ducks, pigs and dogs.  Our chickens have a ...

Spiral Ridge Permaculture Courses are this FUN!

Summer on Spiral Ridge!

Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead is three years old this year.  Our homestead is still in early succession after the clear cut.  We are in the midst of finishing up some projects and designing new ones.  On the front is more Regenerative Earthworks,  Our House,  a round pole pallet barn, round pole pallet tent platforms, a ...

Spiral Ridge Permaculture’s 2013 Workshop Calendar is ready!

2013 Course Calendar Winter Weekend PDC @ The Farm School Permaculture Design Certification Course Includes Grafting, Propagation, & Pruning Workshop 5 weekends January-March ♦ Homescale Aquaponics Workshop @ Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead Hands on Aquaponics workshop 4 days April ♦ “I CAN BUILD” Natural Building Series @ Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead Weekend Natural Building Series ...

Edible Forest Garden Practicum 2012 2

  Through thoughtful design, an edible forest garden can provide food,                             fodder, fuel, fiber, farmaceuticals, fertility, and fun for your family                               and surrounding community for generations to come. The EdibleForest Garden Practicum focuses on preparing a site, installing a forest garden, and maintaining an edible ecosystem. This course teaches proper tree planting techniques, basic plant ...

Regenerative Earthworks 2012

 

A visit to Crazy Rooster Permaculture Farm

I visited Wayne Weiseman of the Permaculture Project at Crazy Rooster Farm during their annual Permaculture Design Course.    

Nashville Suburbs Permaculture Design 5

Spiral Ridge Permaculture was asked to design a suburban backyard permaculture site in Brentwood, TN. This quarter acre site integrates chickens, rabbits, annual raised beds, a butterfly garden, a beneficial flower border, rainwater collection, an herb spiral, a japanese pond garden, compost, extensive swale system, a bog garden and an edible forest garden filled with ...

Advanced Permaculture Course 2012: Regenerative Earthworks

        In this 5 day intensive, students will learn how to layout and implement a Regenerative Earthworks Design using transits, A-frames, bunyip levels, hand held transits, machinery and maps. Regenerative Earthworks is a wholistic approach to healing the land using human scale labor and machinery to build swales and ponds through out ...