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Build a Rocket Stove

Build up 4 more layers, alternating them like the layer below and place an old oven rack on top.

What’s a rocket stove, you ask? It’s a stove designed to use 80% less fuel for heating, cooking and canning. How can you build a rocket stove in less than an hour? We’ve got you covered right here. Rocket stoves … Continue reading

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YouTube: Propagating Tree Kale

Tree kale, a perennial vegetable with deep roots.

This one is for you kale lovers and permaculturists out there: perennial tree kale. Yes, it’s true. Imagine a year-round supply of kale that doesn’t fall prey to aphids in hot weather. Perennial vegetables form deeper root systems and require … Continue reading

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Bill Mollison – Father of Permaculture

The finished keyhole and flower garden, freshly planted

You may have heard that Bill Mollison, considered one of the fathers of Permaculture, passed away this week. He lived from 1928-2016 and saw, I imagine, dramatic changes in our ecosystem during his lifetime. This Australia native spent his life … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Permaculture / Biodynamic Garden

Linda's husband, Richard's recording studio overlooks a slope of rosemary, fruit trees and artichokes.

Field trips are always fun because you get to see concepts in practice. Visiting Linda Gibbs’ garden was no exception. I stopped by her Malibu home last week for a look at her Permaculture/biodynamic garden as she prepared for spring. … Continue reading

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