permies Photos & Videos

1 day ago

Thanks @weledaaustralia for sending out this cool Bee B&B kit. Kids at Berkeley PS had a great time painting and putting it together, not to mention discussing the importance of our insect friends in the garden!

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A big takeaway from my permaculture course, for me, is that it is essential to work with the natural behaviors of animals, plants, climates and especially people. Why try to force plants, animals or people to go against their nature? It creates a lot of extra work in your system and less than optimum results. For example, I absolutely hate hanging the washing outside. I hate standing in the sun, the repetitive up down motions and dodging the chook poo, and as a result I use our clothes dryer way too much. So today I decided to set up this clothes rack in our rarely used living room. It’s cool inside and the waist height rack doesn’t hurt my back, making the task more pleasant and something I am likely to repeat. I’m now planning on reevaluating our other systems at home to see how I can make them more user friendly. 👍 . . . . #nodig #goatsmilk #gardeningaustralia #compost #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens #fresheggs #exbatteryhens #urbangoats #backyardgoats #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #microfarm #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #freerange #suburbanhomestead #nigeriandwarfgoat #nubiangoats #mininubian #vegepod #sustainableliving #lowwaste #vegetablegarden #minimilker #babygoats #permaculture #permaculturestudent #permies #urbanpermaculture

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#growyourown ! Give the gift of #selfreliance ! #moringaseeds normally 5 for a $1 are #BOGO if you mention this post! Also known as the #miracletree , moringa is a #vegan and #permaculture staple! Moringa has all 12 #aminoacids making it a complete source of protein, and is a #droughttolerant easy to grow #tree , reaching heights of 16 ft its first year (from seed) but not growing much beyond 20 to 25 feet. Harvest from it every day once it's established! #letitrot #letitgrow #wormqueen #thetrashywoman #permaculture #permies #staywoke #urbanfarming #wormcastings #growedibles #organic #blackgold #soflo #urbanfarmer #organic #growfoodnotlawns #zone10 #vegansofflorida #veganfood #growfoodnotlawns

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2 days ago

Welcome to Berkeley PS's Permaculture Education Garden. It started from a patch of kikuyu grass that needed regular mowing and is now an emerging productive food forest managed by the students. Just wait til the white and black mulberry trees grow up. They'll provide sun in winter, shade in summer and plenty of delicious fruit for the kids!

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We made it!!! Thanks to everyone involved for making such a positive environmental education space at Berkeley PS. More photos to come!!

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2 days ago

Bumpdate! Girls are happy, healthy and eating for two or three! My husband and I have both noticed Luna and Coco have become more friendly and affectionate with us, which I absolutely love and hope continues after the births. Babies are due first week of January and I have arranged that week off work, so I can be here if needed. . . #kids #goatsmilk #gardeningaustralia #compost #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens #fresheggs #exbatteryhens #urbangoats #backyardgoats #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #microfarm #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #freerange #suburbanhomestead #nigeriandwarfgoat #nubiangoats #mininubian #vegepod #sustainableliving #lowwaste #vegetablegarden #minimilker #babygoats #permaculture #permaculturestudent #permies #urbanpermaculture

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2 days ago

Many hands make light work!!!

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2 days ago

Check out our new safety first saw horse. This enables kids to use a saw safely without getting their hands on the way. Here's a year 3 student slicing through the banana stems. Straight back in the garden for those pieces fo edging, compost or just chop n drop!

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3 days ago

Repost from @permacultureresearchph So very happy to be part of this family of beautiful souls working to bring a healed food system, social impact and environmental justice to our world. Permaculture farmers and communities from all over the Philippines. Gathered together at the tree-filled campus of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos. Well done to the amazing @philippine_permaculture_assoc for all your hard work for this convergence! Such joy to be together, inspiring each other. #permies #permaculturefarm #philippinepermacultureconvergence2018

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3 days ago

After 4 years of slow building and caring for one half of our property, Our attention has turned to the other half. It's super exciting going through the creative thought process of planning. We are going into it with 4 years experience and a good understanding of the flows of energy through our property. We are also not limited this time with water because of the well we drilled last January. So having available water is super exciting because we won't limit ourselves with what is possible. Watch this space of the next few years and watch our food forest grow! #permaculture #foodforest #organic #permies #simpleliving #sustainability #trees #tropicalpermaculture #growyourown #tropicalfruit #tropical #beachlife #farmlife #slowliving #dontskipelsalvador #elsalvador #centralamerica

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3 days ago

Looking for an easy school fundraiser? We made over $2500 from online donations from our community for our very first Color Run at Bellambi Public! The kids enjoyed the giveaways and covering their fav 😉 teacher with food grade powders.

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3 days ago

Sold out last time I did a harvest, but I have another 20 grams of #pinkindo #looseleaf #kratomtea grown right here in #southflorida on our #wormfarm ! As always, grown #chemicalfree , #organiclygrown , with our #wormpoop ! DM for your order, as I am not allowed to sell it through our #etsyshop ! Will have a few #kratomtrees for sale soon! Moringa and worm poop by the pound still available in the store, link in bio! #letitrot #wormqueen #thetrashywoman #permaculture #permies #staywoke #urbanfarming #wormfarming #farmlife #sustainable #sustainableliving #regenerativeagriculture #iamkratom #looseleafkratom #zone10b #tropicalplants #medicinalgarden #plantsaremedicine #growyerown #growfoodnotlawns

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4 days ago

Bolting parsley. I can’t believe that we used to think going to seed was a bad thing and that the garden was ‘finished’ at that point. We’ve learnt to rejuvenate the garden by spreading the seeds. Additionally, the flowers attract beneficials such as ladybugs to prey on aphids and the like. #permaculture #permacultureaustralia #permies #vegetablegarden #herbs #herbgarden #growyourownfood #eatwhatyougrow #parsley #seeds #beneficials #flowers #garden #learning #maplewoodhomestead

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4 days ago

Front garden beds are knocked down and ready for leaves. The plant matter and maple leaves will bring the worms up to feast, and in the process they will enrich the soil to get it ready for next year.

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4 days ago

Congrats to @elsoljupiter for already diverting over 250 pounds of kitchen and office scraps from the #landfill in just a few short months! #elsoljupiter is a wonderful #resourcecenter for the immigrant community in north country to find work, learn English, and get a nice lunch! Chef Angie does amazing things in the kitchen with #donatedfood and feeds hundreds of people of a week with her kitchen staff, who all diligently to make sure every scrap makes it into their buckets! #letitrot #wormqueen #thetrashywoman #permaculture #permies #staywoke #trashcollection #compost #sustainable #sustainableliving #reducingwaste #reducereuserecycle #zerowaste #nomorefoodwaste #savetheplanet #changetheworld #foodscraps #onemanstrash #organic #compostit #gogreen #keepitgreen

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5 days ago

I didn't notice that slippery little bastard when I took the photo yesterday! It must be time for another round of coffee grinds and eggshells sprinkled around the plants. Hot tip: save your eggshells and coffee grounds and use them in the garden to help combat slugs and snails and for a bonus they put nutrients into the soil too. Also look at how lush this radicchio is 😍 Ive been nursing this baby from seed for months now, that slug is not going to ruin my plant! . . #slug #gardenpest #organicgardening #chemicalfreegardening #radicchio #growingfood #gardenlove #organicgardening #hobbyfarm #veggiepatch #permies #veggiegarden #gardening101 #growfood #organicgarden #sustainablegardening #permaculturegarden #microfarm #growfoodnotlawns #thehappygardeninglife #gardening_feature #instagardeners #permaculturegarden #growfood #organicgarden #gardeningaustralia #gardeningmakesmehappy #permaculture #organicfood #gardentips #gardeningtips #picoftheday #happyfriday #gardeningtips

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5 days ago

sending positive vibrations out today to all beings everywhere. it’s all happening...and yeah some of it sucks, but it’s all part of a bigger plan, a larger #CircleForming. it’s ok to tune in and take some time for yerself. thanks to Era and David and Zane of @restorationorchard for a couple restoring days. big news in the Permie Community comin in Tally. hit up Era to get yer hands in da ground💚 . . . . . . 📷 @kat_hall_music |📍Tallahassee, FL #permaculture #tallahassee #permies

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5 days ago

#gogreen with us! Join our weekly #trashcollection and start #recycling your organics today! We take all plant based trash, and in certain cases even meat and dairy! Join our growing list of clients @lushcosmetics , @reef_institute , @sfsciencecenter , @elsoljupiter , @beansceneproductions and a few residential customers have already gotten on board! Together we have already #dirverted over 5000 pounds of garbage from landfills this year! Let's triple that going into next next year! Send us a DM or visit our website and tell us you are ready to lower your #carbonfootprint and start recycling your trash! #wormqueen #thetrashywoman #permaculture #permies #staywoke #wormfarming #wormfarmer #vermiculture #vermicompost #compost #composting #sustainable #sustainableliving #reducereuserecycle #igotworms #zerowaste #blackgold #nomorefoodwaste #feedtheworms

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6 days ago

🛸 The Patty Pan Squash. A Great summer crop for schools. Kids love watching them get bigger every day. Perfect for drawing/painting sessions in the garden.

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6 days ago

Is this not the most exciting sight for a beginner gardener? I’m currently growing in pots as we have a big landscaping plan in the works and I don’t want to start beds that might have to be moved. I also planted some borage which has germinated, and am waiting on some nasturtiums too. . . #beefood #bee #savethebees #pollinators #gardeningaustralia #compost #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens #fresheggs #exbatteryhens #urbangoats #backyardgoats #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #microfarm #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #organic #freerange #suburbanhomestead #nigeriandwarfgoat #nubiangoats #mininubian #vegepod #vegetablegarden #permaculture #permaculturestudent #permies #urbanpermaculture

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1 week ago

Greens, greens, greens. Fast growing beets, bok choy & lettuce. Get em in the ground for students to snack on while they work. 😉😉🥦🥒🥦🥒🤙🤙

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We lost another of our ISA Brown #exbatteryhens today. She didn’t have any obvious signs of being eggbound or reproductive issues, so I’m not sure what the exact cause was. I’m just glad she got to live out the second half of her life in a happy, safe and free place. We are now down from 24 to 8 chickens. Three of the battery rescues have died, one we sold because we was a bully, some we sold because they were being bullied, and we gave away a bunch of roosters. We do have a dozen eggs under a broody so I’ll hopefully in a few weeks the numbers will increase again. In this photo they are snacking on old bread soaked in apple cider vinegar. . . . #gardeningaustralia #compost #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens #fresheggs #exbatteryhens #urbangoats #backyardgoats #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #microfarm #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #suburbanhomestead #nigeriandwarfgoat #nubiangoats #mininubian #vegepod #sustainableliving #vegetablegarden #permaculture #permaculturestudent #permies #urbanpermaculture #milkwoodbook #milkwood

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I jinxed myself by taking this book with me to work last night. Having a book with you all but guarantees you will be slammed all night, whereas no reading material means you will be twiddling your thumbs. Looking forward to a few days off so I can get stuck into this one, which was an anniversary gift from my husband. @pixiesteve . . . #rnlife #nurselife #icunurse #icu #gardeningaustralia #compost #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens #fresheggs #exbatteryhens #urbangoats #backyardgoats #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #microfarm #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #suburbanhomestead #nigeriandwarfgoat #nubiangoats #mininubian #vegepod #sustainableliving #vegetablegarden #permaculture #permaculturestudent #permies #urbanpermaculture #milkwoodbook #milkwood

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We celebrated the course’s last night with a Punta Mona tradition: PLANT PROM! Check out these permaculture cuties all dressed in green and florals 🌿🌺 _____ Celebramos el fin del curso con un tradición de Punta Mona: “prom” de plantas! Todos los estudiantes lindos estuvieron llevando plantas y flores 🌿🌺 . . . . . #PuntaMona #costarica #puravida #permaculture #permacultura #PDC #herbalism #handsonlearning #funinthejungle #permies #herbies #gogreen #plants #flowers #junglefashion #instafashion #growyourown #eco #retreatcenter #permaculturecourse #greengoddesses

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Candy Melon vine starting to get really lush. This variety of melon is really sweet and yellow on the inside. I have been picking all the baby flowers off my vines this year to allow them to grow strong and long with the hope of getting a decent crop from each vine. . . . . #candymelon #melon #melonvine #gardenexperiments #gardeningaustralia #gardeningmakesmehappy #permaculture #organicgardening #hobbyfarm #veggiepatch #permies #veggiegarden #gardening101 #growfood #organicgarden #sustainablegardening #permacultureprinciples #thehappygardeninglife #gardening_feature #instagardeners #permaculturegarden #microfarm #growfood #organicgarden #growingfood

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1 week ago

It might be the middle of November with lows under 30 degrees, but today we still have flowers, and our bees are still foraging. It's the little things like this that make me smile as winter creeps closer.

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1 week ago

I don't know about you guys but I really enjoy opening my front door to see organic superfoods hanging down within reach. Can you count the number of passionfruit you can see from the front door? First person to get the right answer will receive a box of fresh passionfruit. (Continental USA residents only) A few more weeks and they'll be ripe. Passion fruit is full of vitamin C, antioxidants and also is a mild antidepressant and sleep aide. It's prolific, it fruits year round when conditions are right, it needs little to no care except trimming back and its easy to propagate! It's a wonder plant!

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