Permaculture Photos & Videos

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Going to get back into the swing of posting on both accounts. Here's the first draft of the front page for my portfolio. This was my final year design project. A compost bin that uses the symbiosis between worms, plants and microbes as a mini ecosystem to process your food waste and grow new food. Big thanks to @wormologist for helping and inspiring me along the way!!! #design #productdesign #renderweekly #minordetails #industrialdesign #symbiosis #composting #permaculture #permaculturedesign

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11 minutes ago

Spirko’s Law of Life #19 Charlie actually did do the work on this one. It’s his rabbit Spirko's laws of life are 30 tenets for living a better and more rewarding life that Jack has lived by and taught to others in over 25 years of business and broadcasting. You can find them all at #spirkoslawsoflife #thesurvivalpodcast #lawsoflife #achieve #minset #lifegoals #createyourlife #thoughtleader #eatdrinkandlivewell #besmart #dontbedumb #eatdrinkandlivewell #biltongforbreakfast #aquaponics #permaculture #selfreliance #mindsetiseverything #suceeding #sucess

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#EDUCAÇÃO - ASSOCIAÇÃO AGAPE PARA EDUCAÇÃO ESPECIAL⠀ Atendimento diferenciado nas áreas da assistência social, educação e cultura, para crianças, adolescentes e jovens com deficiência e apoia suas famílias.⠀ Origem: Brasil⠀ Link: https://buff.ly/2pjruUu⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #sistema #educacao #meioambiente #sociedade #futuro #regeneracaoglobal #humanidade #permacultura #saude #sustentabilidade #education #society #future #environment #system #humanity #permaculture #sustainability #nature #social #regeneracao #solucao #solution #regeneration

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9.19.18 // cat sitting for a friend this week so I won't have any new garden pics 🌿 here's a flashback from last year instead : 1 • did you know my husband and I lived in a tiny house for 2.5 years? We designed it ourselves and loved every minute of living in it. 2 • my first humble attempt at gardening in the state of NC when we first moved down here. 3 • I built my beds following the lasagna method. I had pretty good results with this technique. 4 • when we moved from Chicago to NC we brought our tiny house with us. We were fortunate to find some awesome people who let us park on their land. 5 • @homesteadstrong & I the day our tiny house trailer arrived. After two years of planning & designing we were so ecstatic that it was finally happening! 6 • tony kitty + tiny house 7 • another shot of my old garden during the growing season 8 • the first four beds I ever built! 9 • our tiny house was 118 sq ft. It was the perfect size for us and we miss it everyday! ✨

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HEIRLOOM FESTIVAL..PURE FOOD FAIR!! We went to the heirloom festival as exhibitors and had a blast!! We will definitely be back next year!! And every year after that...we sold every piece of #moringa we brought! Going bigger next year! The kids had a blast...all the watermelon and honey they could eat! Thanks to @miss_eve1025 and @dom_vaalis we made it happen! These boys will be running the show sooner than later ..thanks to @foreverfloweringemily for pointing us in the right direction...check out these slides..the last slide has a SECRET ...ssssshhhh...we only took a couple melons and pumpkins and left a donation but it was an all out free-for-all after the festival..I saw a guy make off with a whole truckload of pumpkins!! We will have a great variety of melons for generations to come! #garymillersgiants had a good showing too...taking 3rd place...all in all a success..if you haven't been before check it out next year...it's held at the #sonomacountyfairgrounds every year in September Go check out our website www.7GenProducers.Farm Get some #moringa in your life #bethechange #knowledgeispower #soilfoodweb #regenerativeagriculture #permaculture #beyondorganic #geodesicdome #dowhatyoulove #farm365 #organic #superfood #health #govegan #vegan #farming #farm #farmtotable #nutrition #wellness #food #education #farmtofork #carbonfarming

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18 minutes ago

Organic pest control and friend of the garden, one of the couple of gofer snakes we have in our garden. He showed up late for Agroecology’s biodiversity class today and only 3 of us got to see him. He’s been slacking off a lot lately, a gofer ate almost a whole bed of transplants two weeks ago. It’s great to see another snake and a great sign of our thriving permaculture ecosystem. #snakesscareme #buttheyaregood #nicesnake #slitherawayplease #imasnake #sneakysnake #slitherinhouse #biodiversity #permaculture #healthygarden #gofersnake #ssu #ssugarden Post by @johnguice24

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21 minutes ago

We’re currently immersed in the incredible seaweed chapter in Milkwood - the new book from Kirsten and Nick of @milkwood_permaculture. . Kirsten and Nick head north today for a special seaweed dinner at @fleetrestaurant tomorrow, a family seaweed foraging picnic in Byron on Saturday morning and a talk at Brisbane’s Avid Reader on Saturday afternoon. . Hit up www.milkwood.net for more info on each event! #milkwood #milkwoodbook 📸 @hellokateberry

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22 minutes ago

Eating some organic grapes while walking through my friend's permaculture farm. How much more amazing is the most basic experience in life - eating - when the food is grown right! Modern society has conned us into thinking food is just energy, fast or slow does not matter anymore, since it is all tasteless "crops" which are then manufactured and improved with taste enhancers. How far have we fallen! "Good food" just became "food." Before anybody says that we can't feed the world on organic agriculture, apart from suggestong to read history, I would concur. We can't feed the whole world a Western meat-based fast food diet with snacks and skittles. Not that we should anyway! The world was accidentally vegetarian in most places, except in high latitudes and altitudes where cattle was the means by which hardy plants were converted to edible food, i.e. meat. I'll still challenge anybody to get this much joy and thoughts from chewing a Tesco grape and binge-watching on Netflix. #youarewhatyoueat #agroecology #grapes #fastfood #society #organic #wholesome #healthy #permaculture #critique #crazyworld

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23 minutes ago

The secret of growing healty organic vegetables is is all about improving your soil fertililty. We compost our kitchen scraps in a worm bin.The worms decompose the scraps and turn them into compost and wormtea. Adding the tea to the water when watering the plants will give them a extra shot of nutrients and microbes who will protect them against pests.

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He wandered my way curiously, “who do you know round here?” I told him we recently bought the Moon Mtn Homestead 🌙 “HA! I remember when that log cabin was insulated with moss 🌱 round the windows & deer 🦌 hide around the door!” the grey haired man eagerly exclaimed 🚶 and walked away. Little did he know, it’s still like that 😲😆😂+ + + + #moonmtn #treadlightly #cabinporn #greatlakesstate #holistic #plant #plantbased #green #medicine #nikon #homestead #offgrid #home #permaculture #regenerative #wisdom #slowliving #puremichigan #quiet #travel #farm #optoutside #tinyhouse #logcabin #treadlightly

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This morning Imre was hanging the laundry with Sky and I just sat down under the pine tree to meditate for a while, Sky comes with his (previously mine as a child) baby doll and sits on me 💕 we stay stilled for a minute or two and then went to play . . . . . . . #freekids #farmkids #freeragekids #homeschool #unschooling #letthembelittle #childhoodunpluged #permaculture #magickids #parenthood #farmlife #meditate #meditatekids #motherhood #magicofchildhood #zen #zenlife #secondhandtoys #reuse #recycle #permacultura #plantbased #vegankids #happykids #naturalmama

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Unwind your body with a Lemon balm tea, this perennial herb from the mint family that has a mild lemon aroma, is a way to invite your mind, body and spirit to relax. Many people believe lemon balm has a calming effect so they take it for anxiety, sleep problems and restlessness. So take a moment before bed to allow your body to de-stress and recharged. #ekilibrium #naturatea #tea #naturalfarming #tealover #leaftea #sustainable #natural #teafarm #greentea #teacommunity #teashop #teaaddict #biodiversity #maojian #foodforest #forest #wildtea #sustainableteaworld #xinyang #yuexi #teamaster #yellowtea #taipinghoukui #teashops #tealove #anhui #cleanse #ecoagriculture #permaculture

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Aji Dulce fruits ripening. 🌶 This chilies is a non-spicy habanero relative great for creating the genuine chipotle flavor without so much bite. Originally from Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 by way of my seed sister @rowenwhite . #seeds #growsiskiyou #garden #homesteading #siskiyouseeds #sevenseedsfarm #organic #biodynamic #homegrown #healthyliving #naturalfarming #ossi #fitness #flowergrower #organicgardening #beauty #gratitude #permaculture #health #vitality #organicseeds #plantbreeding #chilies #ajidulce

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48 minutes ago

Umm... Houston, we have a problem! Didn't take long for me to figure out why the "Gardener" that was working the property was having issues with the irrigation. It was being pushed up hill all the way. Continual blowouts is what your asking for when that happens. Yes, this is actually uphill all the way. The fix... Move the entire line to the other side of the area so that it pushes the water up the hill through the main, then flows downhill through the lines and across the natural landscape. With just this change it will actually start saving water immediately and drastically reduce the time, energy and headaches making repairs. Total cost to make the change should only be a few new connectors and some sections of pipe. PVC doesn't like being left out in the sun. It dries out and becomes brittle. So all pipes will get a later of wood chips... Which is very convenient, since we're putting in over a foot of wood chips and chicken manure over the entire area. Both of which are in abundance on the property. Very happy with today's work. Got the initial measurements, started drafting out the entrance to the #food #forest and have a pretty good start on where some of the amenities, like the full outdoor kitchen and pond, will be going. #Permaculture #Design at work to change this difficult to maintain #garden into a #sustainable and #adaptive #FoodForest.

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49 minutes ago

Haz tu propia trampa para babosas en tu huerto orgánico. ¡Es muy sencillo! Se entierra un contenedor en la tierra para que quede al nivel del suelo. Se le echa cerveza y se tapa con algo como una teja para que no le caiga agua de lluvia En uno o dos días se verá así... #TomatesVerdes #organic #orgánicos #organico #OrganicFood #OrganicLife #OrganicLiving #OrganicGarden #horticulture #horticultura #HoricultureLife #Orchard #Orchards #Huerto #permaculture #green #GreenLife #Greens #Food #foodstagram

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Demain jeudi , on joue le marché organic 💚de 9h30 à 13h30 à @almaadengolfofficial !!! Le premier rôle est dédié à mister carotte et le bon ami radis . Sans oublier les demoiselles roquettes , cerise la tomate , chouchou kale ... Le Chef d'orchestre , l'exceptionnel monsieur poireau !N'oubliez pas votre bonne humeur ainsi que votre panier . Merci Merci

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53 minutes ago

The realisation and the humbling power, Knowing that life is not a human thing, Could go a long way towards making us human. ~ Stephen Jenkinson #wildmovementperth

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54 minutes ago

🐝Aaibaar ~~~ Cuddly🐝

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59 minutes ago

It's happening!!! 💥 ____ For years we've dreamt about creating an event that brings yoga teachers, wellness professionals, and permaculturists together! Yoga Trade has collaborated with @puntamona and the dream is now a reality! ____ With much gratitude, the Yoga Trade family presents: DEEP ECOLOGY of WELLNESS, April 9-14, 2019 in Costa Rica! 🌿🌺 ____ An intimate retreat conference to come together to share our knowledge of yoga, movement, nature, community, permaculture, regenerative design, and joy! We have an incredible line up of passionate teachers including; the Yoga Slackers @yogaslackers Sofiah Thom @sofiahthom Ryan Rising @permacultureaction Sarah Wu @_village.witch_ Stephen Brooks @stephenrbrooks Mary Tilson @marytilson the Yoga Trade Founders and MORE!!! ____ To find out more info visit link in bio ⬆️or https://yogatrade.com/deep-ecology-of-wellness-2019/ _____ Only 100 spaces available for this event so secure your spot soon! 🙌 ____ #deepecology #livingyoga #yogaconference #wellness #permaculture #regenerativedesign

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1 hour ago

Ces aliments sont les plus mangés au quotidien, mais sont surtout les plus empoisonnés! Nous sommes ce que nous mangeons!! 🙀 La fraise vient en premier avec jusqu'à 12 matériaux différents trouvés.
Viennent ensuite la pomme, la poire et la pêche qui reçoivent jusqu'à 36 pulvérisations par an, et où se retrouvent de nombreuses matières dans les fruits. 
Puis, le céleri et le raisin, qui reçoivent également d'énormes quantités de pesticides. Enfin nous retrouvons les épinards, la laitue, les tomates cerises, le poivron et le concombre. Désespérant! 😣 . . #2farm #vegan #bio #mangersain #mangerequilibre #mangerbien #mangermieux #permaculture #alimentation #partage #lifestyle #sante #healthyfood #healthy #agriculture #fruits #legumes #health #struggle #healthylifestyle #changetheworld #unfair #ecology #savetheworld #earth #localfood #sustainable #durable #environnement #organic

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We added 40000 bees to the farm at midnight last 'night'. what a crazy long day yesterday was, but we can't wait for our first harvest at Christmas! Thank you @moethebeeman for all your wisdom and support! If you ever need bees in and around Melbourne he is the man to see! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #homestead   #farm   #garden #gardening #growyourown #selfsustainable #veggiepatch #permie #permaculture #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #journey #homesteading #homestead #organic #farmgirl #lovewhereyoulive #livingthedream #vlog #farmvlog #homesteaders #homesteadvlog #homesteadingvlog #farmingvlog #growingourownfood #livingofftheland #apiary #beehive #bees #honey

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HAMIL ADALAH MOMENT YANG GEMBIRA, KARENA SEBENTAR LAGI SOSOK YANG TERCINTA AKAN SEGERA HADIR DI SISI KITA. Sambutlah bayi anda dengan suasana keluarga yang damaiTerdapat bulan waktu yang tersedia untuk menyambutnya. ---------------------------------------------------- Semoga yang like dan komen amin bulan ini bisa cepat mempunyai momongan.,. Amiinn🙏 . . . . . “Yaa Allah, maafkan saya dan suami/istri. Beri kami yaa Allah, keturunan seperti mereka yang lebih dulu mempunyai keturunan. Bila kami ada kesalahan hingga doa terhalang, mohon dimaafkan, dan kabulkan doa kami yaa Allah. Kami janji akan memperbaiki dan menambah segala ibadah wajib dan sunnah-sunnah kami. Akan memperbanyak dan membesarkan sedekah kami. Engkau teramat mampu dan kuasa membuat kami mempunyai keturunan, tidak ada halangan sama sekali.” Yuk Bunda amin kan like dan share doa ini bunda. agar bunda yang belum dberikan keturunan segera dberikan keturunan yang soleh/solehah.amiinnn😇😇😇 Tekan ♥ Follow: @my.pregnant.momy @my.pregnant.momy @my.pregnant.momy @my.pregnant.momy @my.pregnant.momy 🏥Untuk mendapatkan info kesehatan, medis, Program hamil & kewanitaan ️✔ contact person 📱BBM: 5D590C11 📱WA: 085331426792 ️ ️

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Passionflower - a new favorite of mine after getting a chance to see one up close while volunteering at #puntamona #permaculturefarm in #CostaRica earlier this year! Eating the passion fruit was such a nutrious & delicious treat too!💖 . I was in #myhappyplace immersed in nature, deep in the jungle & next to the ocean! 🌴😎🌊 . While living there I embraced a more simple lifestyle #offthegrid where I learned & experienced the powerful medicinal properties of various plants, including Passiflora… . . . When was the last time you paused to take in the beauty all around? #mothernaturesgifts #stopandsmelltheroses 💐🌺🌸🌼🌻🏵️🌹🐝🦋 . . . . . #liveandlearn #costarica #puravida #permaculture #junglelife #herbalmedicine #plantsareamazing #adaptogens

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Our permaculture allotment is a mix of wilderness with old fruit bushes and a row of raised beds with different polycultures. Mixing plants works so well they did all grow to monstrous sizes.

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I think there’s been a growth spurt... I’m absolutely amazed at how healthy everything is. I have zero spider mites, very few caterpillars, lots of bees, and tons of fruit on everything. Well everything that didn’t fail haha. The cabbages all rotted out with white flies and the heavy rain. But other than the things I screwed up the health is astounding. Seems like the regenerative ag techniques are working :-) . . . . #gardenporn #sustainableagriculture #nodig #urbanfarming #urbanfarm #farm #communitygarden #gardening #gardening_feature #urbangardening #gardensofinstagram #farmsofinstagram #growsomethinggreen #growyourown #homegrown #nyc #brooklyn #crownheights #organic #raisedbeds #smallspacegardening #permaculture #regenerativeagriculture #gardeninspiration #realfood #farmtotable #allotment

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This just happened. ❤️ 🐝. This was my first year planting forget-me-nots. I’m really happy I did. They’ve bloomed all the way from early spring until now and still going strong. The bees are happy with all of the #autumn flowers Do you have any favorite flowers to plant in autumn 🍂? I’m really interested in planting as many varieties as I can in the future. I want a big fall flower garden. Is it possible? #garden #flowers #bees #nature #permaculture #forgetmenots

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Homemade seed raising mix. :: Sifted compost, coir, seaweed meal. :: Sifting compost is one of the best things for your seeds to germinate! I have had fantastic results with this method, as it oxygenates the soil and gives friability so the little lovely living things can push their way through easily! :: Yesterday during the internship we made another batch of this mix and planted more summer veg, medicinal herbs and flowers! :: #ilovesoil #dirtgirl #permaculture #internship #germination #seedlings #seedraising #seedraisingmix #homemade #diy #thepermapixie #geoecofarm #farmlife

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•Victoria Argentino• Subindo a corda bem tranquilo, tão logo vai chegar na tela. 🌿

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Community Spotlight: Laurent Maniet is the founder of @chocolatedalileo and the architect behind the cacao forest agroforestry systems that supply our delicious and fragrant cacao. He has years of experience in productive sylvopasture and agroforestry on his plantation in Guatemala, Finca El Porvenir.⠀ ⠀ Dalileo Chocolate specializes in producing ceremonial grade cacao and single origin chocolate from land nestled in the Sierra de las Minas mountain range in the Polochic Valley. The trees grow in the shade of the Guatemalan jungle, and we manage the land using permaculture, renewable energy and remedial agroforestry...Welcome to One World Cacao⠀ ⠀ #graciasmamacacao #guatemaya #endlessgratitude #Permaculture #Organic #Cacao #ChocolateDalileo #Cocholate #Chocolat #FincaElPorvenir #AltaVerapaz #Guatemala #cacaoforest #Agroforestry #cacaoconvergence #cacaotribe #agroforestry #permaculture #cacaofarm #cacaopod #dalileocacao #graciasguatemala #fincaelporvinir #ceremonialcacao #criollo #oneworldcacao ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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#nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #naturelover #forest #beach #beachlife #druid #tribal #redwood #santacruz #elven #permaculture #sustainable #ecovillage #offthegrid #soulsearching #buddhist #yoga #yogalove #yogalife #meditation #fantasy #darkelf #openair #festival #california #blujeyd Blujeyd is a multi-talented, successful artist who risks losing 12 years of hard work & her life dream due to illness & abuse. She could recover, but her needs are urgent! Je is currently spending her last days on the Mountain Redwood property in the Santa Cruz Mountains before the land owner sells and forces her, with her huge amount of business belongings onto the streets. Je worked 80 hour weeks for a decade on her own business and supported others, gave away $10,000 and nearly infinite free healing per year, and never let anyone she knew go without or be unsafe. Unfortunately, she was abused by 2 men, sexually assaulted and then left for dead in February. There is no friend, family, or government help available to her. She lives 10 miles from the bus stop and cannot even make appointments or get supplies. She is legally blind and has brain siezures where she cannot move at times. She is still cognitive and ready to recover, had her illness nearly in remission from herbal treatment last year before her traumas. She needs treatment, surgery, rest, healing & safety if she is going to survive; and that needs a jumpstart with some funds from some kind people. Thank you for reading. Donations accepted not expected at http://www.handmadehempjewelry.com/blujeyd.htm

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I am so gratefull for our first harvest. Everything I did was one big experiment but it worked out so well. The kids learned a lot about the natural way food grows and enjoyed tons of warm sunkissed strawberries, cherries and plums. Every time it is a small wonder how much colour and taste can evolve out of one small seed.

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There was a great episode of @hiddenbrain recently that highlighted the growing body of scientific evidence that supports the need for nature time for our physical, social, and emotional health & development. It's not just a nice amenity. Access to green space, the presence of trees, and even the smell of plants have significant positive impacts on individual and societal health. Your body knows this, as there are measurable, lasting benefits to your immune system from just 3 days in nature. . . And yet, like food and shelter, this basic human need, to spend time in the natural habitat in which our species evolved, is not accessible to all. Many people grow up without any exposure to wilderness and our health and communities suffer the consequences. . Our goal here at Wild Persimmon is to share the healing power of plants with those who need it most. From meditating in the garden, to processing botanicals with our fingers, to inhaling the aromatics of a fresh herbal infusion, we have dedicated our lives to bridging the gap between human and nature, healing both in the process. . . 🍃CULTIVATE HEALING🍃Check out the link in our bio to learn more . . . #herbschool #communityherbalism #botanicalmedicine #naturelover #communityherbalist #plantmedicine #naturalhealth #herbalism #herbalist #permaculture #meditation #breathe #yogafamily #yoga #pranayama #indy #indianapolis #healingplants #healthyself #alternativemedicine #naturalmedicine #naturemedicine

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I can use some recipe inspiration with Cavolo nero. We roast the leaves in the oven and eat them as chips or mix it with green smooties. Any better suggestions?

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I tried something new this year. In preparation for canning I skinned my tomatoes, then I dehydrated the skins. My plan is to crumble them to use as a topping for soups, but if they are bitter or have little taste, I may just add them to my compost heap or vegetable scraps for homemade bone broth. Maybe next year I will trim them into leafy shapes before dehydrating to use in fall decorations. My canning process this year was much more simple compared to last year (see link in bio). I simply skinned tomatoes, put them in clean jars, and squashed the tomatoes to release some juices while submerging them. Then I completed the canning process.

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Elle allait être jeté et jla voulais trop 😍 Jardinière faite en palette récup, fond en sac poubelle récup, mélange de terre, compost maison, une couche d'azote, une couche de carbone, un peu de terreau, les géraniums que ma voisine a taillé qui sont partis en boutures et en paillage de la paille récup 😃😃😍😍 Voila de quoi fleurir la fenêtre de Moys et Minimoys ❤❤ #palettes #palettebois #palet #palette #bricolage #faitmain #vegan #vegangirl #veganlife #veganblogger #green #greenlife #greengirl #greenbloggers #ecofriendly #ecolo #recup #recyclage #recuperation #reuse #reusereducerecycle #perma #permaculture #bio #biogarden #gratis #gratuit #local #photooftheday #picoftheday

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#MoveteVerde ♻️ Lindo día para dar un paseo, ¿No? 😊👉 Andando en bici hacés ejercicio, estás al aire libre, no contaminás ni hacés ruido y tampoco gastás plata. 😎🙌 Este viernes vamos a estar festejando el Día de la Movilidad Sustentable en Costa Rica 4401, Palermo. 💪 Te esperamos de 17 a 20 hs. 🕰 ¡Por más bicicletas en las calles! 🚲🧡 . #ecologia #ecology #eco #ecofashion #ecofriendly #compost #recicla #reciclado #recycle #recycling #sustentable #jardin #environment #environmental #ecologico #buenosaires #organic #organico #permaculture #greenpeace #sun #sunset #perro #dogs #green #sustainable #amazing #follow #love

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Everything that belongs to me is in this photo. Such a perfect representation of heart, hard work, and determination. I couldn’t have done it without my family and the support of my community! . . . #smalldwelling #minamalism #wanderlightly #lowfootprintliving #lowfootprint #smallthingsbighearts #tinyhousesbighearts #tinyhousetribe #begrounded #findyourplace #germanshepherddog #tinyhousewatchdog #reclaimedmaterials #reclaimedwood #ecohome #naturalbuilding #permaculture #healthytinyhouse #toxicfreehome

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3 months ago I envisioned a garden bed with taro and cassava, two of our staple starchy crops, growing side by side. In order for them to grow successfully they had to be planted in a way that they both will get optimal sunlight. Using permaculture principles of observation, I noted where the sun shines the most each day in relation to the garden bed. Also, knowing that cassava can grow much taller than taro, I knew exactly where to place each. Now the towering cassava grows behind the taro and both are thriving under the light of the shining sun. It is so very pleasing to look at each day. And eventually will be even more pleasing to eat! 😊 #inmygarden #permaculture #growyourownfood #alohagrown #growsomethinggreen

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Planting seeds in the rain with my favorite garden helper.

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Evan Marks is the creative force whose passion lies in connecting people to nature through the edible landscapes he co-creates. Taking lessons from the Costa Rican jungle and applying them to suburban Southern California, Evan has created what is perhaps the most well-executed center for sustainability in the world. With hundreds of workshops, garden feasts and gatherings under their belts, @TheEcologyCenter is a beacon of inspiration and guidance in regenerative living. In this film by @Guayakí ’s @Cyrus_Sutton , we explore Evan’s mission within The Ecology Center and show how each of us can cultivate a bright future. Tap the link in 👉 @guayaki ’s 👈 bio to watch the full film about Evan. #ComeToLife

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Meanwhile on the zone 2 gourd trellis...

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Is hot composting compatible with vermicomposting? Worms don't have teeth, they can't chew stuff up, so it has to have rotted already before they can eat it. So if you vermicompost only and add your food scraps on top, the worms only feed on the foods scraps after they break down. Worms also don't have thick skin and don't do well in hot or acidic environments, so hot composting and vermicomposting are not compatible for this reason. Hot composting is only one part of composting. Thermophilic bacteria thrive early on in high nitrogen and high oxygen environments and produce heat as they eat the available food. But this doesn't last for long. They eat up the quickly available nutrients and then go dormant. The pile can also cool off when it's too wet or the oxygen content drops off. This can be mitigated by turning the pile often. If you don't add anything else the pile will naturally cool off once all the easily digestible stuff is eaten. But the compost isn't fully broken down into humus yet. This happens when mesophilic bacteria take over. They still eat what's leftover and need moisture and oxygen to work. So continuing to turn the pile after it's gone cold will continue to break it down. This is when you turn to vermicomposting. It's cold, but there are still nutrients available but most everything is rotted sufficiently that worms can eat it. Or you can wait. Vermicomposting speeds up this part of the process and takes it to fully finished much quicker. Or you can sift it down to 1/4" and let it sit for a few more months and let the mesophilic bacteria continue to break it down until it is just straight black humus. Most of the compost you buy in stores isn't broken down to this full humus state. It's not hot anymore but not aged until it gets to the jet black humus state.

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