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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 ...

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Permaculture Podcast interviews Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Hi there everyone.  I wanted to let you know that I was recently interviewed by Scott Mann of the Permaculture Podcast.  The link is below. http://www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/2012/cliff-davis/

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 ...

Nashville Natural Building Course 2012

Kinstone Natural Building Workshop 2012 1

Kinstone is a magical place where the sacred expresses itself through art and ecology.  Kinstone is hosting a one of a kind natural building course that includes cordwood, stone and thatch.  The days have been long and very hot while a large crew prepares for the thatching workshop with Deanne Bednar.  On friday we have ...

Nashville Permaculture Design Course 2012.

Spiral Ridge Permaculture graduated another 13 students this past weekend with the Permaculture Design Certification.  This weekend class was held at Trevecca University.  Our special guest instructors Susanna Lein and Matthew English were especially appreciated.  The final designs of the students were top notch.  Thanks to Jessie Smith and Jeremy Lekich for their great support ...

2012 Nashville Permaculture PDC

The first weekend of the Nashville Permaculture Design Certification course was a success and we are all excited for the following weekends.  Next weekend we have special guest instructors Matthew English of Solar Springs Permaculture Research Farm and Susana Lein of Salamander Springs Farm.   In next week course we will continue designing Trevecca Nazarene University’s ...

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 ...