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Cutting Scions with CRFG

Last year at 18th and Rhode Island, Tree and I got to talking about fruit trees, pruning, collecting scions for grafting and his new Omega grafting tool, which he was revved up about.  Later...

My Urban Village…An Invisible Utopia

My Urban Village…An Invisible Utopia

“But-head” thoughts vied for my attention last night during our PDC class discussion of “Community-Scale Urban Design.” Three student teams brainstormed on the “ultimate” layout of a 1,000 person, 2-block Urban Village.  Our imaginations...

Starting with Zone Zero

Starting with Zone Zero

Just imagine my husband’s reaction when, upon asking me in the early weeks of my permaculture design course, “Whadya  learn in class tonight, honey?” I sweetly smiled, looked him straight in the eye, and...

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Trees Are The Answer

One of the PDC field trips the class got to visit the M.A. Center in San Ramon to get a visual look of the land and what is going on there. That piece of...

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Make Your Own Worm Bin

In our Permaculture Design Course, we learned the quick and dirty method of making a worm bin — drill holes into a storage bin, fill it with ripped up newspaper, add worms and food...

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Voluntary Simplicity

In our Western society today, it is easy to be swept along in the wave of endless consumption. I need the latest iPhone or iPod. Mom and dad “need” a brand new massage chair...

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Fall PDC Underway

The Fall Urban PDC in San Francisco is currently about halfway through the course. So far, they have spent some time learning about Permaculture: Ethics and principles, Patterns, Climate, Trees, Water, and Natural Building....