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Growing Soil

A couple of weeks ago, I overheard a conversation at Hayes Valley Farm containing the words “Lactobacillus” and “compost”. As I am a fan of both of these things, I felt it was my...

Resilience is an Attitude

A couple weeks ago we wrote about the different terms we use to talk about this movement we’re creating. If you missed it, you can check it out here. This week, we thought we’d...

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Education at Hayes Valley Farm

“Everything is a lesson in everything we do.”— Geoff Lawton, Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, February 22, 2010 In the first four months at Hayes Valley Farm, we’ve held a number of workshops, including...

Green is Dead, and We Have Killed It

It has been interesting to watch the great juggernaut known as Consumer Capitalism gobble up and commodify the terms that have been used to define the movement working to change our lifestyles to something...

Life at Zaytuna – Swales in Landscape

Life at Zaytuna – Swales in Landscape

At the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, Rob Avis explains how swales work to re-hydrate the landscape and re-charge aquifers.  Love to see that blue tape name tag Rob! . Originally posted to Permaculture...