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How Soil Health Impacts All Wealth

A focus on the importance of healthy soils
Monday, November 23, 2015, 9:13 PM

In today’s complex economy how do we progress financially from where we are today and the life of abundance we seek? This is the first question a financial advisor will ask us. It is seldom an easy question to answer because the quality of our life isn’t measured purely in financial terms. There are multiple factors including our work, our family and, fundamentally, our values. How does our quest for financial wealth balance with the people and planet upon whom we depend? Surprisingly, it all begins with soil.

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Chickweed Flower: Phil Williams

Introducing Chickweed

Not a weed in my garden
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:28 PM

Stellaria media or common chickweed is a cool season annual “weed.” This plant will germinate in the fall or late winter and forms ground covering mats in the early spring. The plant starts to retreat in the middle of the spring and by early summer, it’s gone entirely. » Read more

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Are You Less Prepared Than Your Neighbors?

Evaluating your preparedness
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:10 PM

According to research studies, the number of natural disasters per year has increased significantly over the last thirty years.  While the scientific community debates what the causes may be, disasters and destruction seem more and more prevalent in today’s world than 30 years ago and it is becoming increasingly important to prepare for emergency.

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Phil Williams

Fruit Tree Guilds

Polyculture planting areas
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:13 PM

Polyculture or the growing of many different plants in a given area is a popular permaculture principle. Fruit tree guilds are a specific polyculture technique used to improve fertility, confuse pests, and attract beneficial insects, as well as provide increased yields. » Read more

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Natural Disaster Survival Tips

Be prepared for the unexpected
Friday, October 23, 2015, 6:54 PM

Natural disasters come in all shapes and sizes.  Hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding and landslides, forest fires, tornadoes, and many other disasters can present themselves unexpectedly. They all can have a major disruptive affect on our lives.  Being prepared for these events can help you and your family ride the storm and come out on the other end safely and better able to handle post disaster situations. 

Here are 10 tips to help become more prepared for natural disasters: » Read more

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Signaling for Help in an Emergency

Learning the basics
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 11:11 AM

Imagine you are driving across the country and your car breaks down in the middle of the drive. What are you going to do? If you're prepared and know how to signal for help, you can create signs and signal aircrafts for help. Most people know the SOS sign, but here are other things that emergency personal will recognize as messages. » Read more

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Phil Williams

Zone 1 & 2 Food Forestry Project

Building edible landscapes
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 10:09 PM

I’ve been planning a food forest project over the winter. My plan was to reduce the size of my annual garden, remove grass space, add diversity, and future habitat for ducks in the form of a zone 1 and 2 food forest. My plan was to have at least one nitrogen fixer per productive fruit tree, comfrey under fruit trees, and to use higher value and higher maintenance grafted fruit trees.

I feel that it is appropriate to have some grafted fruit trees in zone 1 & 2 because maintenance is easier close in, and management is more intensive in this space. When you move out to zone 3 & 4 I feel grafted fruit trees are not appropriate as maintenance should be less here. My zone 3 & 4 food forests contain native non-grafted species that do not require much maintenance but also produce lower quality fruit. There are three main areas that I designed. » Read more

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Peak Prosperity Named A 'Top Prepping Resources' Website

Rated #6 out of 250
Monday, October 12, 2015, 10:56 PM

We were just contacted by Happy To Survive that they rated us a top website for "preparing resources". In fact, they not only included us in their list, but placed us right at the top: we're ranked #6 out of a list of 250 websites. » Read more

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Phil Wiiliams

How to Stock a Fish Pond

Adding deversity to your pond ecosystem
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 10:48 AM

I installed my 2000 square foot, 6 foot deep fish pond in the fall of 2013. I waited one year for the pond to grow some vegetation, and to begin to support an ecosystem. In the fall of 2014 I stocked a pound of fathead minnows. These are the feeder fish for the bass and catfish that I planned to stock. I wanted to give the minnows a head start, so there would be plenty of them to go around. » Read more

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Fire the Landscaper - How Landscapers, HOAs, and Cultural Norms Are Poisoning Our Properties

Fire the Landscaper - How Landscapers, HOAs, and Cultural Norms Are Poisoning Our Properties

A new book by Phil Williams
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:08 AM

We are please to announce the new book by Peak Prosperity member and permaculture contributing author - Phil Williams.  Below is the book trailer, the Amazon description, and a few words from Phil about his generous offer for a free download of his new book for Peak Prosperity members.  Congratulations on the new book Phil!

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