Tag Archives | permaculture

Gettin’ Cozy With Thermal Mass

Greenhouses help to extend the growing season on farms across the United States and around the world. However, moderating the interior climate is key as plants have a hard time withstanding extreme temperature shifts. This means many farmers spend significant amounts of resources on energy to heat and cool. At Millsap Farms, greenhouses are critical and Curtis and […]

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Mandala Garden World

We just left New York where we spent two weeks at Root ‘n Roost Farm in White Sulphur Springs NY, just 10 miles from the site of the original Woodstock festival. All hail the iconic milieu of aged hippies and  summer camps, vacationing Hassids and tie-dyed peace sign schwag. It is beautiful country though with great stands […]

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How To: Potato Towers of Power

Last week, we had the pleasure of working at Lady Liberty Farm in upstate New York. It’s a gorgeous property spanning 120 acres and the main house sits above a picture perfect lake. Much like the retreat center that JC and I envision, the farm is a central part of the Garden at Thunder Hill Retreat Center. […]

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Sneak a Peak at the Farms (VIDEO)

We are thrilled to share with you a sneak peak at some of the farms and farmers across the US who are helping to make our expedition a reality. Very soon we’ll be posting a map!

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Right In Our Backyard

Last weekend I attended the Urban Ecology Extravaganza right here in little ol’ Altadena, CA. I have lived in Altadena since 2004 and not too much happens here (which is a good thing, mostly) but over the last six months Altadena has established a certified organic & local Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays 3pm-7pm  and a […]

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Start Where You Are!

I recognize there are a whole mess of people out there that are up for the idea of living a sustainable lifestyle but they have no idea where to start. And,  understandably, they simply cannot hit the road to do the research and get some hands-on experience in the principles of permaculture, organic farming and […]

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Living for a Living

The closer we get to our departure date, the deeper I question “what drives me to make this sort of change?” Oh sure, six months ago, still in the abstract, it sounded like a great idea, but the realities of selling off all our unneeded stuff, determining what must (and can) come with us and packing the […]

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