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 […]
When I took my permaculture design course several years ago, I learned about creating ‘guilds’ of plants. The concept may have been explained more thoroughly at the time, but what I took away and remembered was merely the technique of planting clumps of various perennials beneath and around larger trees. But it’s only recently that […]