chopanddrop Photos & Videos

6 days ago

A week of rain pelting our parched earth brings millions of hibernating wild legumes, grasses, and grains to life across the hillsides, doubling their growth almost daily. . . These wild plants have developed the sort of "ride or die" life cycle that you expect to see in true desert plants, including some seriously deep root systems that seem to tap into water in a fourth dimension at least six months out of the year. . . ANYWAY. . . I like to take my cues from nature. So if I see germination happening all around me? You bet your butt I'm gonna be out there in the rain with a rake and a mixed bag of "all (cool) weather" seeds, lazily sowing my chop and drop rows with all sorts of edible cover crops. 😬 . . Winter gardening is my favorite. ❤ . . . #covercrops #nobaresoil #wintergarden #deepmulch #chopanddrop #worldsoilday

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1 week ago

Will be selling a very limited run of my very own concept art in A3 prints. All 3 pieces are designed, hand drawn and digitally enhanced by myself. These are not your generic Ebay special so get in quick as these will go fast! Great gift idea for xmas and perfect wall art. Currently awaiting a quote from the printers. register for interest in the comments or via msg and we can get things underway! Cheers #hotrod #sheetmetal #baremetal #handcrafted #silveraces #custom #steel #builtnotrebuilt #hashtag #art #automotive #automotiveart #fabrication #kustom #chopanddrop #whitewalls #rims #artwork #automotive #blueprints #coachbuilding #conceptart #low #slammed #oneoff #prototype #promotional #traditional #wood #tig #design

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1 week ago

The things that follow us home! Whilst we wont personally be saving this one at the shop, it has been snatched from the jaws of the ever lurking scrappy! The old XP fronted, XM, was too good to not save, I'm sure its fate will lie in the hands of someone with vision and determination. #hotrod #sheetmetal #baremetal #handcrafted #silveraces #custom #steel #hashtag #metalshaping #metalfabrication #metalfinishing #ford #63 #dash #art #automotive #automotiveart #fabrication #kustom #chopanddrop #whitewalls #tig #xmfalcon #falcon #rust #rustygold

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Winterizing the vegetable garden 🍂🥀🍄❄️ Chop and drop all the dead stalks and old cover crops for biomass and green manure, top dressings of fermented grain, biochar, manures, oyster shell, worm castings, alfalfa, and cannabis leaf, cover crops spread , then all is covered with straw. Feels good to put these beds to sleep for the winter and prepare for next season. ☺️ #wintertime #farmlife #notill #chopanddrop #covercrops #foodproductioncomingsoon #growyourownfood #gardeningistherapy #lovewhatyoudo #heal_thyselfgardens #foodismedicine #everythingissacred

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Soil is one of the most important life supporting elements. Healthy soil supports a diversity of life, including micro and macro organisms, mycelium, and the roots of the plants we eat! Healthy soil = healthy life! You could start with composting your food waste. The are several methods of composting, even if you live in the city. Some other means include planting cover crops, rotational grazing, mulching, or the good ol' chop n drop (more on that later). Instead of hauling your leaves off or burning, you could use them as mulch! #life #diversity #soil #lifesupport #healthy #mycelium #macro #composting #food #leavetheleaves #buildsoil #chopanddrop #growfoodnotlawns #ediblelandscaping this picture is taken @senecatreehouse

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Cover crop mix of sunn hemp, cow pea, sunflower, and rye grass are ready to get mixed into our soil. All our beneficial insect friends send their “Alohas!”

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2 weeks ago

The #overgrowth is officially removed👍 How do you take down years worth of #elephantears and #bougainvillea growth with a #machete a #mattock and a lot of #patience 😉🙏😊. The plants will have an opportunity to grow in their new home elsewhere on the land💚👌 and there should be enough leftover to #propagate for others too🌱😁. Definitely #chopanddrop materials and more headway with @goddess_freyja13 @tjfreydis and Damion on the #urbanpermaculture #sustainablegardening #dowellclan #design 💜 #houston

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2 weeks ago

Lacy foliage of Gossamer Wattle seedlings 🌱 This wonderfully fast growing and hardy species is useful in lots of ways. Shade, windbreaks, erosion control, nitrogen fixation, chop + drop mulch, animal fodder, bee forage, floristry and general beauty make Acacia floribunda a go to for many. Fresh batch ready for planting this week at my stall in the Lismore Car Boot Market! #australian #native #gossamer #wattle #fast #growing #acacia #shade #windbreak #erosion #nitrogenfixer #chopanddrop #animal #fodder #bee #food #florist #plant #beauty #echidnanursery

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2 weeks ago

More #urban #permaculture #sustainablegarden design progress pics👍. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork with the #dowellclan (Tammie, Damion, Trystan and Weston) as we take the fall/winter season rhythm as an opportunity to clear out the old overgrowth to prepare for new beds and new plantings🙏🌱💚 Good news is, the more overgrowth, the more to #chopanddrop 😉🤪 Major fuel for increasing life in the soil and makes for more dramatic after pics😁💜.

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3 weeks ago

Before and not quite afters...in betweens 😉 #chopanddrop time for the #dowellclan #urbanpermaculture buildout. Fall season and into winter is a great time to chop and drop organic matter for #notill gardening and is a great time to see where the land receives the most light annually 😉 Branches make great firewood and #hugelkultur beginnings 🙏😉. Major #aquaponics home design otw #livingpool #chlorinefree Also uncovered an old family fire pit for cooking👍 such a beautifully made piece ready to return for cooking #homegrown #veggies and bringing people together😊 #homeschool #natureschool #imcool #yourecool

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3 weeks ago

In this video, I have captured the last day of the one-month PIA (permaculture in action) internship at the Greening the Desert site in Jordan, and participants are still engaged in the work and feeding the food forest fertility. To see the full 5-minute video visit my youtube channel or see links in my profile. If you'd like to follow my work or if you're just curious to know what permaculture is all about, have a look at https://start.geofflawtononline.com/permaculturecircle/ We call it the Permaculture Circle (TPC) and it's a unique learning experience that's free with hundreds of permaculture videos and resources for those eager to learn more. #permaculture #permaculturesystems #chopanddrop #mulch #compost #foodforest #desertforest #groundcovers #permaculturedesign #greeningthedesert #permacultureeducation #permacultureproject #permacultureplants #geofflawtonpermaculture #drylands #jordan #deadsea #permaculturewillfeedtheworld #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute #regenerativeagriculture #organicgardening #gardensofinstagram

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3 weeks ago

Cold weather makes me crave roasted dinners. Another fav chop and drop. Pork loin wrapped in bacon, roasted root veggies tossed in ghee and thyme with whole cloves of garlic tossed in. This pic has been filtered as winter sucks for lightening in the evenings. #roastedveggies #paleo #chopanddrop

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3 weeks ago

#curbappeal #takecareofwhatyouhave two young #crepemyrtle trees over-grown with grass and needed some #tlc 😉🙏 with @tjfreydis of the #dowellclan learning about some #chopanddrop and other techniques for building life in soil, increasing richness of organic matter and mycelium structures in the top soil. 👍😁 #upcycle #urbanpermaculture #homeschool #schoolofnature #soeasyachildcandoit (me 😂) Thank you @constellationtx and @mainstreetcoffeewinebar for your natural organic ways and support and #coffeehusk #coffeegrinds 🙏👍🌈

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1 month ago

🌱 Veggie soup, chop and drop!! 😋 Potatoes, chayote. Red & green bellpepper, celery, carrots, garlic, onion, spinach, corn, tomatoes with chilies, orzo, vegetable broth & veg. protien broth, seasonings and love 🤗 #thatveganlife #soulfood #eattolive #greenwisdom #farmtofork #cleaneating #lupusdiet #restorationfood #veganfoodie #veganfood #veganfoodinspiration #veganlife #veganeats #plantbaseddinner #wholefoods #wholefoodplantbased #vegansoup #veganfoodlovers #eatplants #guthealth #veganrecipes #chopanddrop

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We are ‘chop n’ dropping’ the larger legume trees in the food forest. It is the largest movement of organic material in a calendar year and it is crucial in this harsher hot dry climate that it takes place during the cooling temperatures of early Autumn. Image: @kaylahatcherphotography / @greeningthedesertprojectii #chopanddrop #chopndrop #permacultureinaction #permacultureeducation #foodforest #greeningthedesert #permaculture #wholesystemsdesign #permacultureaidwork #permaculturedemonstrationsite #jordan #deadsea #drylands #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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With the classic profiles of a hot and dry desert the early Autumn canopy is about to be cut right back as the legume tree chop and drop is aimed at the soil. It’s literally a design disturbance that directs the way a forest falls to feed the soil. Image: @kaylahatcherphotography / @greeningthedesertprojectii #chopanddrop #chopndrop #foodforest #greeningthedesert #permaculture #wholesystemsdesign #permacultureaidwork #permaculturedemonstrationsite #jordanvalley #deadseavalley #drylands #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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The #moonbowfarms #birdtribe has come together🙏 with Avery, ChrisPy, and Evan bringing the love to the land💚 and the carrot bed. Showing and applying some #permaculture #chopanddrop #sustainablegardening techniques - increasing worm castings and fungal life with chips, manure, and cardboard layering; be ready for some healthy healing amazing naturally grown produce this winter and for seasons to come😊 less time weeding and more time feeding😉

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1 month ago

The inga species, commonly called “ice cream bean” is a fast growing legume perfect for using as mulch- in fact it’s my favorite tree for mulch. It is soft wood and easy to cut. The branches are straight - making them easy to lay flat in raised beds. We cut our trees down every year (as they can easily grow 30 feet in a year) but right before we do, they always seem to know they are about to be “chopped and dropped” and they spit out an abundance of these huge delicious bean pods. Have a good week everyone! 🌱🎋 🍨 #nosprayhawaii #inga #icecreambean #mulchproducer #eachoneteachone #urbangardenersrepublic #growsomethinggreen #thehappygardeninglife #thehappyhomesteader #garden_styes #chopanddrop #permaculturedesign

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1 month ago

Graduation day again! Today we finished our 5 day organic hotel gardener training. 8 gardeners from hotels and private homes have learned with us foundational practices of a happy, healthy garden and how to grow fresh organic produce. We hope to welcome them back for continuous learning 🌱 #ppiz #hotelgarden #healthygarden #productivelandscape #permaculture #regenerativeagriculture #companionplanting #naturalpestcontrol #integratedcropmanagement #soilbuilding #compost #mulching #chopanddrop #kitchengarden #organicveggies #greenzanzibar #permacultureisland #fursakijani #zanzibar

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Day 24 of #Inktober - Prompt: chop // Symphytum x uplandicum. . Comfrey is neat! Or so say many permaculturists and herbalists. Also historically called knitbone and boneset for its purported ability to promote healing and joining. Comfrey has deep roots which are said to draw nutrients up from the soil into the leaves of the plant. Growers “chop and drop” the leaves and stems as mulch for other plants, thereby distributing the nutrients. It’s tenacious and grows back quickly after a chop. Depending on the variety it can spread quickly via seeds or disrupted rhizomes. The plant is covered in tiny irritating hairs: wear gloves and long sleeves when handling. Bees and other pollinators love comfrey blossoms. I’ve been using a comfrey salve by @thenashvillefoodproject on minor cuts and think it’s helped. You can find many recipes for comfrey salve online. . . . . . . . . #comfrey #SymphtumUplandicum #herbalmedicine #PlantsToKnow #boneset #knitbone #permaculture #ChopAndDrop #mulch #RussianComfrey #Inktober2018 #MicronPen.. . . Edited: you can find recipes for comfrey SALVE, not slave, online

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New garden plot! (well new to us.) We have inoculated the whole plot with IMO (Indigenous Micro Organism) that we made right here on the property and then layered mulch over it. We plan on planting a blend of nitrogen fixing and dynamic accumulating cover crop for the winter and then chopping and dropping it into tiny pieces throughout the season onto the soil. After all the soil prepping, we plan on growing a crop of three sisters (corn, pole beans, and squash). This is only one of the spots where we grow food. Soon I will share where the rest of of our fruits and veggies will grow!

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Do you know this tree? ⬇️ Hint: it provides food from it’s inner core, plus fruit ✨ There are now also spineless trees! #permaplanet

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Sesbania Glandiflora -Sembrada hace solo 9 meses. Si, hace solo 9 meses. Gracias @rfrontal por las semillas, se esta propagando de a duro..... Gracias amigos @quisqueyapermacultura la ODA de la Sesbania: Rosa tu color Opuesta tus hojas Enterrada desde pequeña Entre otras compañeras Destinada a crecer Y obligada a rejuvenecer Mantienes tu belleza Criando a una cereza Is a fast-growing tree. The leaves are regular and rounded and the flowers white or red. The fruits look like flat, long, thin green beans. The tree thrives under full exposure to sunshine and is extremely frost sensitive. Flowers and young pods are also eaten. Nitrogen fixer, soil recovery, Perfect for chop and drop #regerenandotierra #nitrogen #soilrecovery #sesbaniagrandiflora #agroecologia #chopanddrop #fastgrowing #atardecerenpermachacra

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J U G O 🥕🍍🥒🥥 What juice is currently in our fridge? Fresh pressed carrot juice, pineapple juice, cucumber juice, coconut water + orange juice & ginger juice not pictured ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Organic juice is incredibly healing, cleansing, and energizing - especially when the fruit/veg is grown on your land☀️ What juice ingredients do you want to grow on your future Permaculture Planet Property? 🌱 #permaplanet

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1 month ago

I did a lot of chopping and dropping yesterday. I’ve been waiting for the Asian greens and rocket seed heads to dry and drop naturally but I caved in to the scrappy nature of their waterlogged seed heads and chopped them off. I just threw them like that onto the garden bed instead. I also chopped a lot of old spinach leaves and icky looking veggies that had done their time. They have been thrown right back into the beds. I’m going to make a lavender hydrosol today from the cuttings I took yesterday. I recently bought a still and I’m so in love with the beautiful floral liquids I’m making, they’re heavenly! 💗🌿 . . . . . . #brisbanegardener #brisbanegarden #gardenlove #gardening #herbgardening #herbgarden #potager #kitchengarden #edibleplants #ediblegarden #organic #organicgardening #eatwhatyougrow #growyourownproduce #growyourownfood #growyourown #vegetablegarden #veggiegarden #vegetablegardening #myplot #greenliving #permaculture #chopanddrop #sustainableliving #sustainability #gardenart

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Clean air, pure water, organic soil, the sun’s energy, & biodiversity keep us alive ☁️💦🌱☀️🌴 Protect Mother Earth and all living and nonliving things because we are all interdependent 🌎 Care for the Earth, Care for all Beings, Return the Surplus ♻️💚 Come join our growing permaculture community in Costa Rica 🇨🇷 Now is your time to own turnkey permaculture property with your own land and space, yet be near other like minded individuals who are living the same lifestyle 🌴 Email hello @permacultureplanet.co or visit PermaculturePlanet.co for more info 💚 #permaculture #permaplanet

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1 month ago

Cane Sugar! 🌿✨ We are planting different varieties of cane for eating and juice 💚 What do you pair your cane juice with? ⬇️ #canesugar #permaplanet

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2 months ago

Pigeon Pea. While back 'Seed Saver A' gave me some Pidgeon Pea seedlings that had self-sow in her patch. I was assured that they were a top notch plant for chop and drop tiny farmers such as myself so- me being me- I invited myself around to her garden to get some more. I have been more ambitious in terms of size- these guys are knee high- but given we have north European summer conditions ATM I figured it was a good time to take the risk. A nice serve of bamboo mulch and some seasol and we should be away.... #permaculture #chopanddrop #pidgeonpea #seedsavers #organic #regenerative #syntropicfarming

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Costa Rica beaches are beautiful 💦🌊 Take a quick drive to the beach for the day from Permaculture Planet Properties, or travel and explore the country☀️ #permaplanet

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2 months ago

PAPAYA 🍋 Slice it up & squeeze some lime on top 👌🏽 #permaplanet

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Day 10 of #Inktober - Prompt: flowing // Trifolium pratense . . Red clover is a legume, which means it helps fix nitrogen to the soil. Planting legumes as cover crops helps restore nitrogen to the soil after “heavy feeders” like tomatoes or peppers have been grown there. It can also be used as a green chop-and-drop mulch. Herbalists say that red clover is a blood thinner (the blossoms especially), but I did not find much research (in my cursory googling) to support that. The blossoms are slightly sweet and make a nice grassy tea. . . . . . . #PlantsToKnow #RedClover #TrifoliumPratense #legumes #ChopAndDrop #permaculture #greenmulch #herbaltea #clover #weeds #covercrop #Inktober2018

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2 months ago

Our Grounds Manager, Francisco, knows the land and how to create beautiful abundance in the greenhouse, fruit trees, and landscaping! 🌴🇨🇷 We are thankful for his hard work and expertise in maintaining and creating Permaculture Planet paradise developments ☀️ #permaplanet

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2 months ago

What does it take to build a permaculture farm? 🌿 Vision, understanding the land, master planning, sustainable practices, and hard work from our whole team ☀️ At Permaculture Planet, we are dedicated in creating a sustainable paradise for each of our customers, along with giving back to the land 🇨🇷 Pura Vida ✌🏽 #realestate #costarica #permaplanet

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2 months ago

Juice what you grow 🌿 What’s your go to juice combos? We’re over here making fresh juice with homegrown carrots, pineapple, ginger, & citrus 🥕🍍🍊 #permaculture #juice #permaplanet

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2 months ago

Fallen fruit from a freshly pruned carambola tree flanking a small cacao field. To some it may seem like utter waste of a deliciously sweet variety of this fruit - even when ‘green’. Perhaps. But what did not make it into the bellies of humans, will return to the belly of the earth and live on to nourish its mother tree, its Theo neighbours and every other organism that allows it to transition from fresh fruit to bare bones minerals and elements ....and start the building of delicious fruit all over again😍 #TheoSupporters #theocompanions #teamwork #transitionwell #energyexchanges #carambolas #chopanddrop #recycleme

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Probably wondering, what happened? This is Chop and Drop! What do I mean? When trimming or at the end of a season for plants I remove them and drop them on the garden paths or in my garden. Why? This creates how it is done in nature. When the leaves, branches, twigs fall to the ground, this breaks down into the vital organic soil. As it is decomposing it's providing food for insects and worms love it too! This amazingly very rich soil is deep rich color and nutrients vital for gardens. Think of all the things people throw away! Keep this for your flowers and trees and your garden veggies! #vegan #organic #simplicitygardenbyrobbin #wonderly_fresh_ideas #chopanddrop #chopanddropmulch

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