polyculture Photos & Videos

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Wait for it..... Melons❗❗❗ We have a new obsession this year. First time growing melons and the hot and dry weather is making is very curious 😍 will they ripen enough to be eaten? No idea but we are waiting anxiously 🤔 #allotment #allotmentlove #allotmenteer #urbanfarmer #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #greenhouse #melon #hotweather #summer #permacultuur #permaculture #permaculturefarm #permacultura #polyculture #nodig #nodigging #health #healthyfood #fitness #plantd #dewijk #holland

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Sesame's are coming along nicely. Slightly bummed I missed the opening of the first few pods 😞 due to a recent leg injury 🤕 Plenty more to harvest soon.

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2 days ago

A modern gardener's twist on an ancient practice. The Three Sisters. Ours consists of field corn flanked by bush beans planted in a 36" bed w/ an 18" aisle, followed by two beds of cucurbits, and repeated. This guild follows a year of hogs and cover crops in our rotation.----------------------------- -- #regenerativeagriculture #myculture -- #gardenlove #soilsymbiotics #dirtworship #companionplanting #croprotation #foodsecurity #biointensive #permaculture #kyproud #lotsofmulch #polyculture

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The first tiny #flower 🌸 of this oregano plant just opened, and many will follow! Oregano is a great herb 🌿 that I add to almost any dish – I just love it! Insects love their flowers as well, which makes it a great plant to attract pollinators 🐝🐝🐝to your #garden. . . . #oregano #herbs #cooking #sustainablegardening #sustainablegarden #sustainablegrowing #naturegarden #naturgarten #polyculture #seedsaving #grownfromseed #insectgarden #hortusgarten #healthygarden #permaculturegarden #backyardgarden #organicgardening #vegetablegarden #gardener #homegarden #macroplants #macrovegetables #macroplants #macrovegetables #macro_plants #macronature #macroinsects #macro_flowers

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Although as a general rule I prefer to grow my own plants, over the instant garden effect gained by purchasing large established plants when I saw this bromeliad on the rescue table reduced to $8 I thought... well it will certainly add a bit of colour and tropical flair to my new garden. A tropical outdoor entertaining area, which is also my dwarf orchard, soft fruit bed and home of some perennial herbs... sounds perfectly reasonable right?!? Oh and did I mention this is also where I will house and showcase my collection of pelargoniums? Because.. why not? #newgarden #bromeliad #tropicalgarden #organic #polyculture #smallspacegardening #rescueplant #plantsofinstagram #garden #polyculture #instagarden #organic

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3 days ago

A Tale of Two Soils, and the likely end of a 6-year informal experiment at #LillieHouse. Picture 1: On the LEFT you see a single handful of soil from a vegetable bed that has been diligently amended each year with a couple of inches of compost, regularly watered, and never cropped too heavily. It still looks almost as bad as when we moved in! We hear a lot of gardeners say we're lucky on soil... Looks lucky? On the right, you see soil from a vegetable bed 4 feet away, which has been cropped for the same amount of time WITHOUT much added compost, with only very rare watering, and which has been continuously intensively cropped, often with heavy feeders... BUT which has been kept in continuous coverage of mixed annual/perennial polyculture and deep chop and drop mulch. The uncovered soil on the left was watered earlier today, (and yesterday) while the soil on the right has not been watered yet this season. It was not ever "sheet mulched," and both were prepped in the same way. The bed on the left has required regular weekly watering each year, while the bed on the right has required water only very rarely. The bed on the left has required diligent weeding each season, often more weeding time than any other part of our garden, while the bed on the right has received probably a few minutes of "weeding" work, mostly casually while harvesting. The bed on the left is the only bed (actually 2 small beds) that has been kept in bare soil here over the years. But even then, in dry seasons I've grown tired of watering and weeding it and given it a cover of mulch. But the soil on the right has been continuously mulched. It looks like that down 10" or more! Dark with organic matter, rich crumbly texture, lots of critters even with the soil being so dry. I've finally concluded that it's just not worth it to keep the soil bare, even for the germination of small seeds. Instead, we'll experiment with another system for germinating small seeds in our beds. The following images are the unedited side by side shot, close ups of each soil, the newly MULCHED bed on the left, the polyculture the soil on the right came out of, and a #polyculture shot. #permaculturesoils #permaculture

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3 days ago

😁🍉 watermelon update! 🍉😁 It hasn't rained for weeks now but the veggies are still holding up! Gave the melons some extra water 💧 and this was the difference in size in 1 day! Picture on the left ⬅️ was taken yesterday and the ➡️ right today. #allotmentgarden #allotmentlove #allotment #allotmenteer #urbangardening #urbanfarming #urbanfarm #urbanfarmer #polyculture #permacultura #permacultuur #permaculture #permalife #organic #nopesticides #watermelon #growyourown #gyo #healthy #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #fitness #health #green #plantd #dewijk #holland #nodig #nodogging

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A year without cows. Some of you know, and I’ve tried to mention a couple of times without over emphasizing it, that we’re going through a readjustment on our farm. In December I sold our beloved cowherd to my friend Katherine, an exchange which I am incredibly grateful for. We had overextended ourselves between the CiderHouse, the cidery and the many different small-scale farming enterprises. Here, amid summer, I’m looking out at the pastures and I’m seeing what it looks like to not have new green, but many older seed heads and stalks. And I’m thinking about the balance of grass, and Clover, and forbs, and the balance in my life. There’s a bit of wistfulness but no longing, because it was clear that things needed to change and for us to reformat ourselves for the next 10 let alone 50 years, we needed to reassess most of our farm enterprises as our orchard actually came to a certain level of maturity. So I look across the sea of what looks like waving grain and I see moderately missed opportunities and even bigger opportunities on the horizon for greater stability, both in my personal life and in the farm enterprises that fit within this polyculture system that we’ve set up for the long-haul. Thanks Dan, for letting me do my musing in your ear alongside the roar of the tractor is we pulled all those stakes

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3 days ago

Think outside of the box. Act outside of the box. Free yourself from this box we are stuck in. We looked at plant spacing, rows, fertilizers, pesticides and so on and came to the agreement of burning those norms from our library of knowledge. We have many plant species planted amongst each other. This method known as polyculture is meant to create a more natural setting. This will provide a living mulch which will retain more water and keep plants cooler as well as prohibiting mass weed growth! We do not spray our plants! Polyculture helps with pests due to the variety of aromas, defenses such as shading other plants and sometimes a crop gets attacked so by leaving a plant or more to take the hit instead of the other plants. Why use chemical fertilizers on your natural foods? Compost tea can be made by anyone! Seperate the quality and purity of your plants from what the rest of the world is eating! Namaste :) #polyculture #organicgardening #clean #pure #thinkoutsidethebox #thinking #think #rarefood #abundance #pestcontrol #insects #garden #gardening #gardener #gardens #gardensofinstagram #companionplanting #naturelovers #naturephotography #nature_perfection #nature_brilliance #foodforest #fruit #veggies #plantbased #plantsofinstagram #spiritual #woke #permaculture #oldsoul

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Big girls need work, I tried to do 3 mediums instead of the one large that used to fill these spots. I have doubled a few in the past cuz I knew they were less vigorous genetics or that they were late in, so I had a pretty good idea this would play out well. Just remove branches growing into the plant to the side or if applicable train out into cage. I use copper wire to tie out- reusable for years. It’s about outer circumference, and in the past I would also try to milk many successions of harvest off one big girl (never more than 1 ft cuts- then wait a week or more and “cut and come again”). Even with big vigorous plants this can be overdone, so go light, unless it’s earlier in the season and you don’t care about slowing them down. With 2-3 weeks of veg growth to go I want to be careful not to slow the rest of their big vig now. Still thinking more plants started later sounds great, the only issue is mixed phenos in the finish. Even a fairly consistent seed line is tricky to mix phenos with the pickiness of current markets. #regenerativecannabis #permaculturefarm #polyculture @mendo_waterdogherbfarm

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So honored to have my article featured on Permaculture News this week! PN has always been my first stop when I have something to research or need information. The number one source for all things Permaculture they have all kinds of great articles on food production, sustainable building, appropriate technology, ethical lifestyle, and much more. Head over to www.permaculturenews.org and check it out. #permaculture #permaculturedesign #permaculturegarden #permaculturehomestead #permacultureeducation #pooltopond #aquaculture #fullcircle #fullcirclefarming #urbanfarming #urbanfarmstead #homesteading #foodforest #growyourown #selfreliance #selfsufficiency #sustainableliving #sustainablebuilding #apropriatetechnology #polyculture #artintheserviceofnature #neopeasant #slowliving #regenerativelifestyle #ethicalliving #giveashit

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Wow! It seems for some the polycultures have performed excellently while others are getting a larger harvest from monoculture plots... watch this space and in the meantime let the experimentation continue! #Repost @caroliono with @get_repost ・・・ #Polyculture Cobra beans have such a heavy yield they needed additional propping. 3 days after last harvest and I have another 604g beans. Beginning to wonder if I need a bigger freezer? 🤔 #growpolycultures #growexperiment #growobservatory @growobservatory

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In honor of my latest vegan troll (check out stories if you wanna read), here’s another picture of our small but mighty cattle herd, thriving on perennial poly cultures of grasses, pooping all over and thus feeding the soil microbes and the earth worms which are pretty much the basis for life. . And I caught the guy on the left mid mooooo! 🐮 . . . . . #mooo #ourherd #polyculture #smallbutmighty #cattle #stripgrazing #cloudyday #clouds #farmlife #pasture #farm #grass #grassfarming #saladbarbeef #beefcattle #grassfedcattle #grassfedbeef #rotationalgrazing #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #country_features #raw_country #iamcountryside #manure #earthworms #soil #soilbuilding #conservationagriculture #mobgrazing #holisticmanagement

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We spent a few hours last night being inspired by a talk by a local guy "The Dreaded Gardner" Malcolm Berry. He did a talk at a local hall about his more natural style of gardening. After a walk in the local woodland this morning I couldn't help but notice the lack of life buzzing around or birdsong - when I got home I took this video of an Oregano bush in flower in our herb beds, look at the life in here!! Wow! This is what inspires the Forest Garden project #bryntegforestgarden #bees #wildlife #gardening #thedreadedgardener #nature #permaculture #bumblebee #honeybee #hoverflies #inspired #polinators #pollinating #polyculture

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Paving the way for more diversity in the little valley down by the creek. #polyculture

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4 days ago

💜🐝💜🍃 All day, in the Crystal Garden, the Lavendula angustofolia is buzzing with pollinators. It’s terp profile is divine 💜🐝💜🍃🐝💜🐝🍃💜🐝💜 Today we spotted a Hummingbird Bee👁🐝👁. A healthy garden is a refuge for the biotic community💜🐝💜🍃 . . . . . #sunrisemountainfarms ☀️ #organicagriculture #knf #pollinators #livingsoil #aact #soilfoodweb #flowers #humboldtcounty #beauty ☀️🍃 #cannabisculture ☀️💜 #California ☀️🍃 #planthealth 💜🍃 #polyculture 🍃☀️ #Lavendulaangistifolia #soilscapesolutions #hummingbird #bee #sungrown #sicpa #sunkissed #cannabis 💜☀️🍃 #calorigin #plantmedicine #spiritmedicine #nature #gratefulcultivator 👁🕊👁 #cannabiscommunity #lovewhatyoudo #thankyouangels 💜🐝💜

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4 days ago

Principios de la Permacultura “Usa y Valora la Diversidad” Los policultivos son sistemas de plantación que consisten en la asociación de diferentes plantas para conseguir mayor rendimiento por superficie total. Esta forma de agricultura es más eficiente en la captación de agua, luz y nutrientes, ya que al poseer diferentes formas vegetales y radiculares (diversidad de estructuras, colores, aromas y composición química), sus recursos se pueden aprovechar de manera más integral e incrementar la resistencia ante cualquier plaga, enfermedad o adversidad climática. Aquí observamos cómo la vicia le brinda nitrógeno a los girasoles, a la vez que puede treparse por su tallo, y de esta forma obtener más energía solar. Estas dos plantas pueden funcionar como alimento para humanos o forraje para animales. #agroforestry #permaculturewillfeedtheworld #polyculture #agriculturaorganica

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🥒🍅Our garden harvest today was a sweet one. Adaline helped mommy tend the Westwood CoHousing Children's Garden that our family manages, prepping it for the fall garden plants (which we will start sowing tomorrow). We harvested tiny little squash blossoms that had fallen to the ground, mini cukes, dill seed for Kyle's pickles, a ton of All-Seadon lettuce 🙌🏻, tomatoes, true "baby" carrots (a small variety) and then some super abundant blueberries and pears that grow prolifically on the Westwood Campus @westwoodcohoavl 🥕🍐 • ✨ ✨ I (Athena) love when our daughter is actively engaged in the garden with me. I never force her and always try to keep it fun if I can. Today she was such a joy to be with in this special place. I hope, as she grows, it will feel the same way to her ✨ ✨ • • • • #gardeningwithkids #gardeningwithtoddlers #homesteadharvest #cohousing #childrensgarden #mommydaughtertime #timeinthegarden #beautifulfood #freshfood #homegrown #permaculture #polyculture #growingyourownfood #homegarden #growwhatyoulove #familygoals #homesteading #northcarolina #onestepatatime #slowprocess #slowandsteady #vegangardening #veganicfarming #gardening #farmersmarket #localfood #vegancooking #foodphotography #veganfood #veganhomesteading

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4 days ago

With the rain we got last night, all the squashes and melons are really taking off today! It looks like we'll have some zucchini soon and probably the yellow scallop squash after that. . I didn't think I'd be growing squash at all this year, to be honest. Last year, the squash bugs descended on us like a plague 😨 but so many people asked for summer squash that I felt like I really ought to give it a go. If you swipe across, you'll see how I have made it work this year. Yup - row covers. There's quite a mix of summer and winter squashes in there, and there are a lot of other things, too, just to help confuse any pests that do happen to get in. It means that I have to hand pollinate, but I'll take that over another squash bug plague 😉 I do open up the covers for an hour or so first thing most mornings to help minimize the risk of any mildew and to give the bees a small window of time to find the open blossoms. Seems to be working so far 👌

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Starting off with the greatest energy and curious intentions… The Good Life turkey flock for 2018, while flightless, has landed

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I was outside taking pictures of the gardens this morning, when I happened upon this 😍 What a lovely surprise!

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The tomatoes have been ripening earlier this year than ever before. They’re happily growing among lettuce, peppers, arugula, basil, and squash. Amazing production from a tiny space. #polyculture

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This is the wildflower blend we use from @westcoastseeds to repel bad bugs and attract the good ones! Most of the cannabis plants are co-planted with a pinch of this seed mix, and we also cover cropped all the free space in the field with a 50/50 mix of this blend and red+white clover to fix nitrogen #plantbasedipm #organic #pesticidefree #pesticidefreecannabis #flowers #flowersprotectingflowers #polyculture #companionplanting #herbs #yxe #aphidcontrol #livingsoil #covercrops #meewasinfarms

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5 days ago

Lemon boy

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5 days ago

These parsnips planted last spring have now produced food, flowers, thousands of seeds, mulch, and a home for black swallowtail caterpillars. Lots of uses beyond just planting and harvesting some vegetables. You often reap more than you sow. #permaculture

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Morning harvest for our CSA 🌿 This is one of our raised beds. We use shade cloth to create a cooler microclimate and limit evaporation. Interplanting of different crops allows us to make best use of limited space and have a steady succession of food throughout the year. #harvest #morningharvest #chard #leeks #beets #summer #summergarden #raisedbeds #regionallyadapted #microclimate #shadecloth #desertfarming #desertabundance #regenerativeagriculture #diversity #biodiversity #polyculture #permaculture #waterconservation #studentintern #intern #youngfarmers #womenwhofarm #growbettertogether

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Raspberries have a reputation that anyone can grow them. They spread like crazy, they're prolific, you'll have a hard time controlling them, etc, etc... . So you can imagine my dismay when I struggled for years to get raspberries established in our yard. Apparently, raspberries don't thrive in heavy clay soil (does anything that tastes so amazing?). It made me feel like a failure, I mean, who can't grow raspberries?!? 🙄 This year, after years and years of soil building, tending, monitoring and love there is a patch of raspberries that is actually producing! . This handful, that was a little snack as I walked through the garden, was a taste of sweet victory. #permaculture #suburbangarden #organicgardening #regrowsuburbia #berrypicking #suburbanrebellion #polyculture #organic

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Please send your gardeners, farmers and anybody you would like to support to have a naturally healthy garden to join our Kiswahili Natural Pesticides Workshop this Saturday 9am-12pm at PPIZ, Shakani. Payment 10,000/= only, for Swahili description see below. School teachers attend for free! Tunapenda kuwakaribisha jumamosi hii katika kituo chetu cha PPIZ Practical Permaculture Institute Zanzibar, Shakani karibu na Mskiti wa Langoni kuhudhuria Utengenezaji wa dawa ya asili kwa shamba na bustani. Muda ni saa 3 asubuhi mpaka saa 6 mchana. Bei ni TSH 10,000 kwa mtu (walimu wa shule bure!). Kwa watu wanaotoka mjini waingie magari ya Fumba, Maungani au Kisauni na waambie wakushushe mskiti wa langoni. Utaona kibao chetu cha Practical Permaculture Institute ufuate bara bara utaona kibao kingine mbele yako, kata kulia. Tunawakaribisha sana! #naturalpesticide #integratedpestmanagement #permaculture #polyculture #zanzibar #permacultureafrica #permaculturewillfeedtheworld

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There's a lot coming out of the veg plot so there's a lot to smile about! These raised beds have performed brilliantly during the dought, with beetroot the only crop needing occasional extra water. The beds are well composted and rotted organic matter on top of a clay soil, so the organic layer retains moisture well and also acts as a mulch to slow evaporation. #harvest #beetroot #fennel #florencefennel #polyculture #raisedbeds #permaculture #drought #Summertime #BritishSummerTime #visitbritain #veggies #organic #mulch #claysoil #hummus #growyourown #gyo #volunteer #exchange #WWOOFing #wwoofuk #wwoof

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It is beyond hard to even think of the words to accompany this, it chokes me up with tears just thinking about the devastation that could have been avoided, 'the problem is the solution' as they say in permaculture, well the solution was there all along, and pioneers such as Robert Hart, Ken Fern and Kathleen Jannaway have been showing for decades... Tree crops are a huge part of that solution --- Kathleen had immense insight and so much hope for us when she wrote Abundant Living in the Coming Age of the Tree all those years ago, yet deforestation is allowed to continue and supported by the masses to this day. I saw a vegan today say that he understands that some land is not suitable for growing plants, please, this is a myth perpetuated by industry ... all land wants to heal and will naturally regenerate over time ... we can help it along and we can certainly stop destroying it! Please support our work ... we need working examples of vegan organic land management... Please like, share, follow and contribute if you can. 🌱🍇🐝🍓🐞🌸🌳 #foodforest #foodforestorganics #landregeneration #nurturenature #nurture #deforestation #reforestation #reforest #trees 🌳 #treeplanting #planttrees #moretrees #naturallyvegan #veganplot #naturegarden #wildlifegardener #veganicgarden #vegangarden #veganicgarden #veganplymouth #plymouthvegan @awellfedworld @veganorganicuk #agroforestry #polyculture #treesforthefuture #treesforlife #peopleandplanet #forestgarden

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