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Tag Archives: Design

  • What Should I Do?
    Phil Williams

    Commercial Permaculture Farm Design

    Considerations for sustainability and profits
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8:14 PM

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    Below is a link to a design for a commercial permaculture farm I recently designed for a local client.

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  • Podcast

    Toby Hemenway: Explaining Permaculture

    Letting nature do the work, sustainably
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, May 17, 2014, 6:04 PM

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    "Permaculture" is a word fast gaining adoption in (and beyond) the agricultural and gardening worlds. We see it mentioned fairly often here on PeakProsperity.com.

    But what exactly does it mean?

    When asked, many of our readers have a fuzzy sense, at best. So, we've asked one of the top experts in the permaculture field, Toby Hemenway, to provide an 'everyman's' overview of the philosophy, science and best practices of the craft.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Hugelkultur Sun Traps

    Garden Bed and Walkway Design

    More than just straight rows
    by Phil Williams

    Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:36 PM

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    Like most gardeners, my fruit and vegetable gardens were setup in nice neat rows, just like you see on an industrial style farm. Granted I was using many different varieties of plants mixed together, nonetheless the beds and walkways were simply straight and boring. So if not nice neat farm rows, what options are there?

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  • What Should I Do?
    Herb Spiral : Phil Williams

    Patterns of Design in Permaculture

    Mimicking nature for better results
    by Phil Williams

    Friday, February 28, 2014, 11:05 PM

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    Permaculture design works to copy many patterns and shapes that occur in nature. This tends to enhance energy flow or slow it down, depending on the needs of the inhabitants. This also adds diversity of life and edge. Below are some of the common patterns in permaculture design and how they can be used.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Hugelkultur Sun Traps / Phil Williams

    Introduction to Permaculture

    Designing sustainable environments and systems
    by Phil Williams

    Monday, February 24, 2014, 6:20 PM

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    Permaculture is literally permanent culture. It started out literally as permanent agriculture, but it is now being applied to other areas besides agriculture. Bill Mollison wrote,

    "Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way."

     

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