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Building Better Plant Guilds with Dan Halsey: GLPPodcast

basic fruit tree guild design

Dan Halsey, director of PRI-USA, Head Designer at Southwoods Permaculture, and co-author of Integrated Forest Gardening, sat down with us to talk about designing guilds and the Natural Capital™ Plant Database, a useful resource he manages with design partner Paula Westmoreland. Highlights from the podcast can be found in the abridged article below.

Community Seed Saving and Safe Seed Sources with Russ Bedford

saving seeds parnip heads

Russ Bedford is the creator and director of the Flint Seed Democracy. He maintains a forest garden at his home in Flint, MI with over 100 edible species on less than 1/12 of an acre. Russ teaches seed saving classes for Edible Flint’s Garden Starters Class. His garden was a stop on Edible Flint’s 2013 […]

Companion Planting, Water Harvesting and Soil Building: Sustainable Agriculture at GVSU

Located on approximately 2 acres of former cropland, GVSU’s Sustainable Agricultural Project (SAP) is a student led initiative for exploring the principles and practices of sustainable agriculture. Through hands on activities, the  SAP provides a place where plants, people, knowledge and relationships can grow. Current President of the GVSU Farm Club, member of the SAP […]

Permaculture at the 2014 MREA Energy Fair

Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s (MREA) annual energy fair in Custer, WI celebrated it’s 25th year of exposing the public to alternative energy technologies. This three day event includes demonstrations, educational workshops, vendors, and copious networking opportunities. Participants were able to browse through numerous displays, as well as enjoy a farmers market and local beer tent.

Getting into Design with Wayne Weiseman: GLPPodcast

Weiseman does Design

Wayne Weiseman of the Permaculture Project LLC is co-founder and lead instructor at Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture. A founding board member of Permaculture Institute of North America, he is co-author of Integrated Forest Gardening, available from Chelsea Green later this year. In this episode of GLPPodcast, Wayne talks about design and how permaculture has […]

Plant guilds and site design with Bryce Ruddock GLPPodcast #2

Plant guilds are built around mast species

Bryce Ruddock, co-author of the forthcoming Integrated Forest Gardening: the Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems, due out in August, sat down with Milton Dixon for an extended interview. In this this segment, Bryce talks about different definitions of what a plant guild is, providing examples from his mature 1/6 of an […]

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