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2013 Homestead Permaculture Design Course (PDC) – Registration now open 1

In the midst of summer we are turning our thoughts to the fall. Now is the time to start plants for your fall garden.  You can also plant a second round of summer veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans and summer squash.  They will have plenty of time to ripen before the first frost – ...

Sculpting the Earth for Abundance! 1

The 2012 Regenerative Earthworks course here at Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead ended yesterday with the blessing of rain.  For 5 days we studied how the design process, layout and implementation is applied to Earthworks.  We started by getting our first impressions of the site, articulating the goals of the site, doing site assessment and analysis ...

Permaculture Design by David Arnold

Edible Forest Gardens: Access & Circulation 4

We had a great day today starting the second phase of our homestead Edible Forest Garden.  The first phase of our design was to build several small duck ponds with interconnecting swales.  This fertilized water along with our movable chicken ship created a very fertile soil.  Today we looked over our designs for the area ...

Spiral Ridge’s new workshop shed

At the beginning of the month we started a part time project here on Spiral Ridge.  5 apprentices and I framed a workshop space with storage capacity.  The workshop shed will replace our 74 school bus (bye bye) and will be used to build furniture, cabinets and other things for our house.  I designed the ...