Permaculture Tips and Tricks

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Use a clothes line instead of your dryer Guest (not verified) Hanging your clothes to dry on the clothes line has many benefits - for starters, it saves energy, money, and time.
It's especially good in the summer to keep your  house from being heated up by the...read more
07/12/2009 0
Spend lots of time in the hammock.... Guest (not verified) Observing is a key principle of Permaculture. I've found that the best observing is done from a hammock. Spend as much time as possible in the hammock!read more 07/12/2009 0
Chicken Tractor
selwyn
Build a chicken tractor for your yard so you can direct the efforts of your chickens.  It keeps them safe and you can get them to clean up areas of weeds or other vegetation by positioning the...read more 08/16/2009 0
Observe from your hammock Guest (not verified) Spend lots of time in the shade in your hammock! You can really get a good sense for how nature does things..read more 08/16/2009 0
Cleanup small oil spill Guest (not verified) If you ever have an oil spill or really anything that isn’t an elemental poison (lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.) in an area near where you’re growing food drench it with molasses and water or, if it’s...read more 08/25/2010 0
Controlling mites and lice on chickens
selwyn
This is one way to control mites and lice on chickens. The chickes can be reinfected by wild birds visiting your coop. They are easy to get rid of. Buy (any pet store including HEB or any online pet...read more 01/8/2013 0
The Sunny Side of Cooking solar cookbook now available Guest (not verified) What if there was a year-round method of cooking that was low cost, powered by sunlight, non-polluting, and easy to do even in college dorms, apartment balconies and off-the-grid locations?
There is...read more
01/8/2013 0
Use the Sun To Heat Water for Washing jnazak Using a large, thin-walled black pot, you can have hot water in a couple of hours on a sunny day, even without a solar oven. (And with the solar oven, it is even quicker.) Water-heating is one of the...read more 01/9/2013 0
Solar Cooking Tips jnazak The solar oven is sort of like a crock pot that needs no electricity! You can slow-cook all sorts of dishes in it -- meat, fish, vegetables, rice. You can also bake cookies and bread. But the solar...read more 01/10/2013 0
Chickens for newbies
selwyn
Check out this cool video for newbie chicken owners at http://www.groworganic.com/omega-3-chicken-forage-blend-irrigated.html
She does a really nice job of summarizing how to get started with...read more
05/3/2013 0

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