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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 ...

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 ...

Went to visit our worms and what did I see?????

Black Soldier Fly Larvae staring back at me………..  For the last couple weeks we have been working to find alternatives to grain in our farm’s diet.  Jen, the kids and are are reducing grains and we are designing, researching and experimenting using alternative feed for our chickens, ducks, pigs and dogs.  Our chickens have a ...

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Summer on Spiral Ridge!

Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead is three years old this year.  Our homestead is still in early succession after the clear cut.  We are in the midst of finishing up some projects and designing new ones.  On the front is more Regenerative Earthworks,  Our House,  a round pole pallet barn, round pole pallet tent platforms, a ...

Spiral Ridge Permaculture’s 2013 Workshop Calendar is ready!

2013 Course Calendar Winter Weekend PDC @ The Farm School Permaculture Design Certification Course Includes Grafting, Propagation, & Pruning Workshop 5 weekends January-March ♦ Homescale Aquaponics Workshop @ Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead Hands on Aquaponics workshop 4 days April ♦ “I CAN BUILD” Natural Building Series @ Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead Weekend Natural Building Series ...