USDA Web Soil Survey

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a great tool that may be useful: You can learn a great deal about the soil at specific locations *before* you take soil samples (or not) because the NRCS may have already sampled the soil for you. They've pretty much mapped the whole country.



The Soil Food Web, courtesy of USDA

Why Organic is Better: For You, Your Wallet, and Our Planet.

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Sat, 02/23/2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Jeff Ferris, Horticulturist at the Natural Gardener, ACC Instructor, and cofounder of Neighborhood Harvest Project (, presents “Why Organic is Better: For You, Your Wallet, and Our Planet.” The mantra of organic gardening is to feed the soil, not the plant. Have you ever wanted to know what that really means? What’s the big difference between organic and “conventional” gardening anyway? Come find out why the popular “blue water” is inferior to the bacteria, fungi, amoebas, and billions of other critters present in an organic garden.


Certified Permaculture Design Course - Two Week Intensive - Spring 2013

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Sat, 04/27/2013 - 7:30am to Sun, 05/12/2013 - 10:00pm

This certified Permaculture Design Course is a mind expanding and paradigm shifting experience you won't want to miss. Participants have the opportunity to co-create designs for urban and suburban environments and learn about natural building, community cultivation and earth restoration strategies applicable to life anywhere on the planet.

You can watch a preview of what attending a Permaculture Design Course at Creation Flame is like here:


D-B-L Presents "Swales On Steroids" w Gary Freeborg

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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Design~Build~Live is having their monthly presentation of sustainable building
and landscaping techniques at House + Earth on Wednesday, October 17th from
7:00pm - 9:00pm . This month Gary Freeborg will demonstrate his SWALES ON
STERIODS! These super swales get water and oxygen deep into the soil by
mimicking how nature works in a healthy system. Join DBL and House + Earth to
learn various ways to create amazing swales that will enliven your landscape.



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