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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....

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What did you do this weekend?

At the last guild meeting, and the first at The Red Poppy Art House (an amazing spot by the way), we spent some time discussing volunteer opportunities, upcoming projects and the needs of the...

Mosquito Fish

The ‘mosquito fish‘ or Gambusia does get a lot of bad publicity because it is eating tadpole and threatened larvae. I feel it is important to realize that it is OUR environmental impacts on...

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Dinner Palette

A bit of a twisted tale in discovering this tasty dish.  Here’s how it went down I was looking for pictures to use in a design presentation, and came across this great article on...

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Bio-Filtration Systems

What do a bucket of sand, some wetland plants, and a bunch of tap water have to do with each other? They’re all part of a bio-filtration system that we constructed in class a...