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Permaculture Homestead Training: 2014 Internship

Spiral Ridge Permaculture is excited to announce that we are offering a second full season (May-Oct) permaculture homestead internship.  This is permaculture ‘on the job training’. Contact Cliff 931-231-4099 Info@spiralridgepermaculture.com               Homestead Training Includes:                         Permaculture Nursery Management ...

Roads: Regenerative Earthworks Primer

You drive on them everyday.  They are always being repaired.  They get you from point A to point B.  They get you lost.  They are everywhere! Roads…… As a permaculture designer I am always looking for water sources that can be used in the landscape to passively irrigate the landscape.  Most people think roof catchment. ...

Feeding Your Soil: Creating a Soil Food Web – HandPicked Nation

Are you feeding your micro-herd?  If you have a garden, you should be.  Find out what I am talking about in this article I wrote for Handpicked Nation.  It is the follow up to the remineralization article I wrote last month. Leave a question or comment and share with your friends. http://www.handpickednation.com/feeding-your-soil-creating-a-soil-food-web/

Nashville Urban Permaculture Workshops

Spiral Ridge Permaculture and Hands On Nashville are partnering to offer a series of Urban Permaculture workshops in Nashville at Hands On Nashville’s Urban Farm.  This series is designed to empower positive change in people’s backyards.  The series is part theory part hands on permaculture projects.  As we build capacity for permaculture in Nashville we ...

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 ...

The Seed of Edible Forest Garden Design 1

The Edible Forest Garden Design Intensive 2012 started on Friday with 23 participants from Canada, Honduras, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, Indiana,  Iowa, and Florida.  Yesterday we spent our time bonding with the group, going over course logistics and learning how ecosystems design.  From The Succession Game/Dance, to a wild design, and designing/planting a polycultur, we are ...

Regenerative Farming Systems: Soil Biology Part 1

Regenerative Farming Systems are something that we are researching here on our small scale family Permaculture Homestead.   The original concept of Permaculture was ‘Permanent Agriculture’.  One question that I have always pondered is how do we design a ‘permanent’ farming system?  The answer to that is use low impact, regenerative techniques and strategies along with ...

DIY Regenerative Earthworks

I have been studying earthworks for several years now and I am always amazed at how much information there is to learn.  Recently I started to learn an entire different aspect of earthworks: DIY Earthworks with small machinery.  The learning curve takes a little while but as you get the hang of it one can ...

Homestead Friends

We are so blessed to have friends who stop in and help us out here at Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead.  We had a great time doing some much needed maintenance on our edible forest garden.  Zach and Eric, market gardeners from Austin, TX stopped in on their way home to help out and see what ...