Week 2: Swales

Water is one of the most important resources in an ecosystem: everything depends on it, but it can also be extremely damaging. When creating a permaculture design, it is the first thing that needs to be considered. In order to properly manage and use water to its full potential, following the Permaculture Principle “Catch and […]

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Helping out the honeybees

Does the bee die-off freak you out? It should. Bees are essential pollinators and they’re a huge part of why we have fruits and vegetables to eat. California farming without bees would be a disaster. But between April 2015 and 2016, the United States lost 44% of its bee population. Now, at least one invention […]

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Goat Update

The goats are doing great! We are doing some more DIY with them later this week. I still have to finish cleaning out the pen this weekend. I can’t do it much when it is raining! We are expecting rain all week! Good for the garden- but not to do work in. We did manage

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Good to be baaack!

The sheep returned back to the orchard today. They are already happily munching on the grass enjoying their new home. Hopefully they will help keep the grass short over the next couple of weeks. The sheep belong to a local farmer and are not in the orchard permanently which suits the orchard because it doesn’t […]

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