Sheet Mulching: Sheet mulching is a great way to build your soil! You can sheet mulch right over grass, weeds or to improve poor soil. We recommend sheet mulching over the use of a rototiller anytime. The best time of year to mulch is late in the fall or early spring but really, sheet mulching can be applied… [Read More]
The pace and style of life here in Cuba is beginning to grow on me as I move to the rhythms of the small and dense city of Santiago de Cuba. The hot and bright mornings are early and invite me to rooftop yoga to greet the sun. The afternoons bring sweltering heat and the opportunity to explore the city’s many beautiful streets, always hustling with food vendors, uniformed school children of all ages, folks selling sunglasses and others clinking cans of fresh-toasted peanuts or ambivalently holding out cigarettes for passersby at a peso.
Join the Permaculture Community for a pint and a rousing discussion on creating resilience in our society. With the upcoming Resilience Festival taking place on Earth Day April 22nd, we thought that we would start the conversation of what resilience looks like to you.
By Kazimir Haykowsky, an Edmontonian student of Human Geography, practitioner of Permaculture and co-founder of Edmonton’s Spruce Permaculture Landscaping. Kazimir is in Santiago de Cuba on a 3-month exchange studying language, culture, place, agriculture and food in the Caribbean’s dynamic and historical socialist republic. This is his first journal entry about his experiences for the Edmonton Permaculture Guild blog.
In the ongoing conversation about climate change and carbon, a lot is being said about large-scale “solutions,” because many people seem to think that only large-scale strategies can deal with a problem as large as the one we face. Without devaluing the contributions that could be made by large-scale projects, I’d like to take a… [Read More]