Articles in Green

2015: International Year of Soils
The year is almost done but through out the months The International year of soils was celebrated around the world. NRCS joins groups across the world to celebrate International      Year of Soils in 2015     . The 68th session of the United ...
$300 Underground Greenhouse Grows Food Year Round; An Extraordinary Walipini
From vertical farms to solar-powered “farms from a box,” we’ve seen how farming technology has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. But for those who prefer something a little more rustic, growing food from a hole in the ground is as low-tech as you can get. A walipini...
$75,000 on 1/3 acre: Profitable Urban Farm Tour With Green City Acres.
I heard first about Curtis Stone one evening when my husband and I were searching about ways to make a profit selling greens. We stumbled upon one of his Youtube videos and watched it. He looked young, but after hearing his interview on how he started his farming business, I realized he was ver...
'Life in Syntropy': Creating Systems For Abundance
This short film was presented at COP21 in Paris, it explains how Syntropic Agriculture is changing eroded areas in Brazil, and how the work and passion of one man is changing lives around the world. Agroforestry is the bases of this syntropic agriculture, by trying to emulate what nature is doing al...
1000’s of Trees and Half an Acre: Small Scale Nursery Business with Akiva Silver
“I think the most important thing is to grow what you use.  What you use in your landscape, and what you’re excited about and want to see other people grow..”Akiva Silver “We now know how to breed plants.  In the short span of a few years we can surpass the results ...

Permaculture

A REAL OFF GRID EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN - UNSCHOOLING WITH PERMACULTURE
"If we can't live comfortably off grid, we've accepted that we don't belong on earth. The opposite is the truth: we belong off grid; we are nature, not separate. nature is off grid & we should be too!" Matt Powers BY MATT POWERS After writing The Permaculture Student (www.thepermaculturestu...
Are you New to Permaculture? Here are 7 Steps to Remember
Permaculture is a powerful and practical answer if your goal is to become more sustainable. Embracing permaculture practices in your life is an exciting proposition, but it quickly becomes overwhelming if you don’t  avoid common mistakes. Look at this list of 7 steps that help you succeed...
Beautiful 1 Acre Small Scale Permaculture Farm - Limestone Permaculture Farm
A tour of Limestone Permaculture Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The 1 acre property has been developed into a productive permaculture farm that is currently helping to feed around 50 families. The tour includes a look at the orchard, caravan farm gate, chicken and duck areas, and the shade hous...
Building A Cob Oven Start To Finish At Quail Springs
Sasha, the workshop instructor demonstrates setting the level for the bricks that will form the oven floor and hearth at the opening. A layer of firebricks forms the floor of the oven. Here we fit them tight together on a bed of sand, trying to leave no cracks or crevices for ash to accumulate....
Can Permaculture Feed the World?
Published online for the first time, Patrick Whitefield's timely essay that made people wake up to the potential of permaculture food systems. Today we celebrate his pioneering spirit and dedication to permaculture. Patrick Whitefield was a British permaculture teacher, designer, author, and consult...

TheSeedGuy.com

Build Your Own Backyard Living Willow Dome
The supple branches of willow trees are a prime material to start with. We’ve all seen baskets woven from willow branches, but it’s possible to weave the branches while they’re still alive to create almost any conceivable form. People have made living chairs, small bridges, fences,...
Charges Dropped Against Woman for Front Yard Vegetable Garden
Yay!  Victory!  Time Magazine Reports:   Bureaucrats-run-amok saga in Oak Park, Mich., in which a woman faced jail time for planting a veggie garden in her front yard, is over for the time being. After news of the case went viral and the city was hammered with negative publicity, offi...
Chickens In The City: Oakland Renter Grows Food At Her Bountiful Home
Sheila Cassani began farming her rental home while a college student. She started with a small vegetable patch, but it soon spread to keeping chickens and bees and planting produce on nearly every available patch of the small yard not dedicated to the poultry. Cassani and her partner Matthew wake ...
Food For Thought: How A $300 Hobby Saved Me $24K A Year
Today, one man shares how he went from being an organic grocery store shopper to a gardener who grows all of his own produce—saving $24K in the process. My wife, Susan, and I have always loved healthy food, especially the fresh, vine-ripened kind—which is why we routinely spent upwards ...
Free Hot Water! Free Heat! There's Free Energy Everywhere! It's Time To Learn How To Use It!
The book covers the groundbreaking systems Ben Falk, M.A.L.D. and his team have established at the Whole Systems Design research farm over the past decade. The book includes detailed information on earthworks, water systems, rice paddies (likely the first on the planet in such a cold climate), ...