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Paradisewarrior

I am a warrior.
I fight for my dreams.
My weapon is a hoe.

If you are the owner of any of the pictures and want me to take them down, just send me a message, they are here as i find them inspirational and i do not own them!
Pear Tree Guild
BEYOND COMPANION PLANTING –‘Guild Building’ a Forest Garden
In one of our recent articles I wrote about companion planting and the specific plants my husband and I have grown successfully together -or not- when growing our seasonal food crops.  This time I’d like to write about the function and use of plants grown in polyculture and how each plant species has inherent characteristics that benefit an entire plant community or plant guild (polyculture is growing many different types of plants together -as compared to monoculture).
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Pear Tree Guild

BEYOND COMPANION PLANTING –‘Guild Building’ a Forest Garden

In one of our recent articles I wrote about companion planting and the specific plants my husband and I have grown successfully together -or not- when growing our seasonal food crops.  This time I’d like to write about the function and use of plants grown in polyculture and how each plant species has inherent characteristics that benefit an entire plant community or plant guild (polyculture is growing many different types of plants together -as compared to monoculture).

Click here to read more!

11 Incredible Terrace Fields
In order to make the best of poor soil, water conservation, and mountainous terrain, terraced farming was introduced by various cultures around the world. Extremely labor intensive to build, terracing allowed the land to support civilization’s increased need for crops, livestock and poultry. Erosion was avoided, rain and runoff water was preserved, and otherwise unused hillside became arable due to terraced agriculture. Not only do these terraced fields provide essential goods for the local people but they also feature some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.[…]
Click here to view all of them!

11 Incredible Terrace Fields


In order to make the best of poor soil, water conservation, and mountainous terrain, terraced farming was introduced by various cultures around the world. Extremely labor intensive to build, terracing allowed the land to support civilization’s increased need for crops, livestock and poultry. Erosion was avoided, rain and runoff water was preserved, and otherwise unused hillside became arable due to terraced agriculture. Not only do these terraced fields provide essential goods for the local people but they also feature some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.[…]


Click here to view all of them!

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening
Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it’s coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses.
Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a “place of warmth”), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates.[…]
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Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening

Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it’s coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses.

Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a “place of warmth”), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates.[…]

Click here to read more!

Reflections of a Veganic Gardener
For anyone, anywhere, it can be a serious challenge to live a more sustainable, compassionate, mindful life. Often, doing so requires being willing to tweak traditions and get creative in order to maintain a cruelty-free lifestyle, while also recognizing that there is (or at least should be) more to being vegan than just not eating or using animal products. Veganism at its core recognizes the right of other beings, and the planet, to be healthy and to receive our respect and equal consideration. Taking veganism in this spirit means asking questions about sustainable production, fair trade, food/shipping miles, packaging, lifespan, biodegradability, and more, not just if there is meat, milk, or other animal parts in your food.[…]
Click here to read more!

Reflections of a Veganic Gardener

For anyone, anywhere, it can be a serious challenge to live a more sustainable, compassionate, mindful life. Often, doing so requires being willing to tweak traditions and get creative in order to maintain a cruelty-free lifestyle, while also recognizing that there is (or at least should be) more to being vegan than just not eating or using animal products. Veganism at its core recognizes the right of other beings, and the planet, to be healthy and to receive our respect and equal consideration. Taking veganism in this spirit means asking questions about sustainable production, fair trade, food/shipping miles, packaging, lifespan, biodegradability, and more, not just if there is meat, milk, or other animal parts in your food.[…]

Click here to read more!

valscrapbook:

“Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.”
Masanobu Fukuoka

valscrapbook:

“Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.”

Masanobu Fukuoka

(Source: perzeve, via fuckyeahpermaculture)