Category Archives: Permaculture

Permaculture Design Certificate Course this Fall in ABQ!

Permaculture Drylands Institute is offering their information-packed Permaculture Design Certificate Course this fall in Albuquerque. You’re sure to meet lots of wonderful people and learn all about different issues in sustainability in this series. See their website for more details.

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Permaculture Drylands Magazine Now Online

Friends over at the Permaculture Institute in Santa Fe have posted the Permaculture Drylands Magazine on their site for free! Check it out. Thanks, Scott & Arina!

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Sunstone Herb Farm on NPR!

Jen on NPR! Check out Sarah Gustavus’ All Things Considered piece on Sustainability. We’re in Monday and Tuesday’s show. How cool is that!

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Looking Back and Giving Thanks

2009 was the first year since moving to New Mexico in late 2007 that we had abundantly producing gardens. It was a joy to have vegetables, fruits and herbs from the garden again. The grocery store just can’t compete with … Continue reading

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Stacking Functions -or Ode on a Locust Tree

I spent the afternoon bagging up locust pods for my goats to eat. The locust tree is a perfect example of what Permaculturists calls “stacking functions,” meaning each design element should serve more than one purpose. Trees do this anyway, … Continue reading

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Our Food Forest In Progress

Here are before and after shots of our backyard and casita.

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Gardening for the soul…

Here is an inspiring segment from Geoff Lawton’s recent DVD – Establishing a Food Forest the Permaculture Way. I am looking forward to watching the DVD in its entirety. For those interested, it is available for purchase from The Permaculture … Continue reading

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