By Farmer Brian This is just an update on the flow through composting bin that I’m putting together to replace the “stationary” bin that I’ve been using for several years. If I get the concept right, I’ve been doing it wrong as far as efficiency goes, and this new setup should produce a steady flow of … Continue reading Project 2 – Making a Flow-Through Vermicompost Bin – Green Pitch Farms Blog
I love autumn, the morning chill in the air, the clear air and drifting leaves. It is also when the final harvests of tomato’s, eggplants, cucumbers and herbs are collected from the garden and I am usually manically making chutneys and sauces like a mad women. This year we decided to add another crop wine … Continue reading Wine making weekend – Small Space Farming
Following are some tips on how to encourage a productive garden during a hot, dry summer: Choose varieties that mature quickly and produce smaller fruit. Lay your garden out so that plants that need similar amounts of water are grouped together. Raised beds retain more water than open beds. Plant in groupings or hexagonal offset … Continue reading Growing vegetables in hot, dry conditions – GIMBY (Grown In My Backyard)
Sustainability is a new documentary added to Netflix & Amazon which showcases a family farm (along side it’s surrounding community) and it’s path towards environmental stewardship while attempting to remain economically viable. It lays out the organic argument of growing in tune with nature, sans chemical fertilizers or pesticides, which in turn will result in … Continue reading Sustainability: The Doco!
Is it possible that the best permaculture learning experience is also the most affordable? Absolutely. We awarded our first ever PDC qualifications yesterday afternoon after Rikke and Liz presented their amazing projects. Here is a look at the designs each of them did for their respective parents’ properties in Denmark and rural Illinois (USA). Rikke’s … Continue reading Free! Permaculture Design Course!!!