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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 ...

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., ...

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 ...

Great Speakers, Great Fun

Today we have an Ecoregion expert Mike Berkley of www.growildinc.com spoke to us about the cultural requirements of native plants and the different ecoregions that we have in the state of Tennessee.  Did you know that Tennessee is the most biodiverse state in continental states.  Some great plants that are useful for us as designers ...

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 ...

A simple greywater system 3

Greywater is really a grey area in most settlements.  Simply put it is the water that has no fecal matter in it.  Typically the washer and the kitchen sink are common sources of greywater.  Here on Spiral Ridge we use our greywater to water out tomatoes and this fall we will be planting paw paws ...