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2015 Permaculture Earthworks Course

Regenerative Permaculture Earthworks Course October 9-12, 2015 It’s time for our annual Regenerative Permaculture Earthworks Course.  This is our fourth year offering this course at Spiral Ridge and I believe it is the longest, continuously running earthworks course in the states!  Cliff, however, has been teaching earthworks since back in 2008.  He has experience from ...

Permaculture Design Course 2015

Still time to register for the Permaculture Design Course Happy Spring!  We have been busy, busy, busy.  Spring has been full of abundance.  Lots of planting, design work and classes.  There is still time to register for many of our classes and we will be rolling out more in the next few weeks. Here’s what ...

Permaculture Position Available

Spiral Ridge Permaculture is seeking a ‘Permaculture Assistant’ at our education homestead and research farm in rural Tn just south of Nashville. This is a work trade position that lasts the entire duration of the season (approx 7 months). A solid understanding of permaculture, permaculture design certificate and on the ground skills is a must. ...

Internship: Applied Permaculture Practitioner Training

2015 Applied Permaculture Practitioner Training We are excited to offer a personalized hands on learning opportunity for those interested in permaculture and homesteading. Are you ready for an applied project based learning on an off-grid homestead/small farm? From design to earthworks, soil building to animal husbandry, surveying to construction, this is the practical on the ...

2015 Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead Course Listing

2015 Programs at Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead Winter Weekend Permaculture Design Certificate Course at The Farm School Feb 21, 22 & 23, Feb 28 & Mar 1, Mar 7 & 8, Mar 13, 14 & 15 Resilient Gardening Series: Introduction to Permaculture April 11-12 Permaculture Gardening & Soil Fertility April 18-19 Rainwater Harvesting April 25-26 ...

PDC- Appalachian Style

Yesterday participants slowly gathered here at Trout Lily Farm to experience a rustic retreat in Permaculture, Nature Awareness and Cultural Ecosystems in the heart of the Appalachian mountains near Max Patch.  At 3700 ft in elevation the cool days and cold wet mornings have been a delightful surprise, reminiscent of fall in Tennessee.  Actually, two ...

Nitrogen Fixers at Spiral Ridge

  Grounding out after a week of travel, teaching and consulting in the midwest, I took a late morning walk (slept in) around the homestead.  As I walked I noticed that we are experiencing a mini drought.  Pig paddocks are less green, vernal ponds are dried up, ground covers are withering, and leaves on trees ...

Holistic Pig Grazing at Spiral Ridge Homestead

Today Jason and Sam (our interns) learned how we rotate our pigs through the homestead. We set up our #1 paddock today. We will be monitoring the paddock over the next week to inform us when we need to move them to paddock #2. The paddocks are lush with clovers, rye, vetch, oats, vegetative tree ...

Sunset in the Forest Garden

As my children ate goumi berries and strawberries while we gently walked through our young forest garden, I took these photos to capture the beauty of abundance.

Holistic Management & Keyline Design Course 1

Water Abundance? Soil Fertility?  Increased Profits? Positive Environmental Impacts?  Better Quality of Life? Who doesn’t want that for their FARM or HOMESTEAD?   Learn how during our back to back Holistic Management and Keyline Design Courses, designed to help to create a whole farm plan and design to reduce inputs and increase production.  Take one ...