Permaculture Projects

Book Review: The Bio-Integrated Farm

The Bio-Integrated Farm: A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More by Shawn Jadrnicek

Full Disclosure:
I was given a copy of this book by Chelsea Green Publishing in exchange for writing an honest review on my website.

Bottom Line Up Front:
I was really impressed with this book.

Full Review:
I’ll […]

Permaculture Projects: A Moderately Large Chicken Brooder!

We have been very busy here at Bauernhof Kitsteiner (our new farm and homestead), but I wanted to take a few moments to share one of the many projects we have been working on during the last few weeks.

This is our new chicken brooder. I call it “moderately large” because […]

New Permaculture Design Project!

I have just added another Permaculture Design to my page: Permaculture Design Projects

I want to remind all of my readers, both old and new, that I am always looking for more Permaculture designs.

I invite you to share your designs with me, and I will in turn post them on […]

Permaculture Projects: Chop and Drop Mulching

I almost chose not to write this quick article, but there are so many people that visit my site who are brand new to Permaculture, that I thought it would be worthwhile.

Chop and Drop Mulching could be considered a basic core skill for Permaculturists. It is a little complicated, […]

An Idealized Permaculture Story

I just had the 1,000th person sign up to my email list! I know, I know… for some of the larger sites this would be laughable, but for me, it is a big deal, and I am very happy! When I started this site, if someone asked me if […]

Permaculture Project: Harvesting and Using Wild Chicory



About a month ago, I noticed multiple Chicory plants popping up in my yard (please see my prior article on Permaculture Plants: Chicory). For those that don’t know, […]

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    Making a Mushroom Patch: King Stropharia (Garden Giant) Mushrooms

Making a Mushroom Patch: King Stropharia (Garden Giant) Mushrooms

I wanted to write a quick article outlining how I created my new mushroom patch over the weekend. This is an experiment, for as far as I can tell, there has not been any mushroom cultivation on this island in the Azores. The Azoreans as a whole are fairly […]

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    Contour Gardening with Woody Beds (a.k.a. Micro-Hugelkultur)

Contour Gardening with Woody Beds (a.k.a. Micro-Hugelkultur)

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Contour Gardening with Woody Beds

There has been a large interest in hugelkultur since Sepp Holzer brought the term to the Permaculture lexicon. Although it has been around for hundreds of years, hugelkultur is having a bit of a […]

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    Why am I so passionate about Permaculture? A photo answer…

Why am I so passionate about Permaculture? A photo answer…

This was an image I put together last week. I posted it to Facebook, and in just over 3 days I have over 12,000 views. Pretty cool!

I’m not in the habit of quoting myself, but I thought I would provide a little of what prompted me to put it […]

Happy Permaculture Day… Earn your PDC!


Today, 5 May 2013, is International Permaculture Day!

Please head over to  to see if there are any events near you. If you can’t make it to any local events, then please check out […]