Perimeter Permaculture All Life is Intelligent!

pomegranite

Heat!

 The oppressive heat and humidity of summer is really bearing down on us now in full force! The ebb and flow of the cicada’s song is nearly constant now. It’s very uncomfortable for people but...

2015-04-03 14.06.07

Chop and drop

One of the simplest things that you can do to help increase the fertility on your site is “chop-and-drop”.  The premise is simple, when you prune anything, simply lay that cutting on the ground...

blue_berries

Berries

I don’t know of anyone who’d turn down a ripe blueberry. Ours are just now beginning to turn blue. At first you see them go from looking sort of gaunt to suddenly being very...

red_bugs

Summer’s here…

Most of the vegetables are blooming now. The eggplant blossom just opened up today. The tomatoes are also blooming. It won’t be long now. The days are hitting the nineties now. It’s been a...

Beebalm

Medicinal Herbs of Summer

Some medicinal herbs are beginning to bloom now. Bee balm or bergamot (Monarda didyma) has some very showy blooms of violet that are beginning to come on. I think these are some of the...

Mollison

Where to begin

If you want to learn more about permaculture the best place to start is with the founder himself, Bill Mollison. There is a free online resource from Networkearth.org that has Bill’s lectures from 1994...

2015-05-15 10.03.16

A Sad Day

When I went out this morning there were ten fish floating in the pond. They were gone, it was too late. I didn’t think losing gold fish would bother me much but I guess...