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  • The Man Who Planted A Forest.

    In New Zealand’s Banks Peninsula, a man named Hugh Wilson looked upon a plot of degraded farmland and saw potential where others saw despair. This land, exhausted by poor farming practices and erosion, was to become Hugh’s life work. Hugh, a botanist by training, was tasked with transforming the 1,500 hectares of barren land into…

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  • How WildLife Reclaimed Chernobyl’s Disaster Zone

    In the heart of Europe lies a testament to both human folly and nature’s resilience: the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Once bustling with life, the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, near Chernobyl, now stands as a haunting reminder of the catastrophic nuclear disaster of 1986. But amidst this desolation, a remarkable story of wildlife resurgence unfolds. Did…

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  • Best Trellis Designs for Vertical Zucchini and Other Veg?

    Are you looking to grow zucchini in a vertical garden? If so, finding the right trellis design is essential. The right trellis not only provides support for your plants but also enhances their growth and productivity (yield). It’s crucial you consider the varied options available to you. But with so many options available, which one…

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  • Brendon Grimshaw & His $50million Dollar Island

    This is the remarkable story of the man who bought an Island for $10,000 dollars and instead of searching for fame and fortune gave it back to the world after his death in 2012. Brendon Grimshaw’s life is nothing short of extraordinary. He is a man who didn’t just say it, he lived it. I…

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  • What is HugelKultur?

    If you’ve been following the site for a while, you will seen a couple of references to HugelKultur so I though I would dedicate an entire to page explaining it in more detail. There is also a bibliography at the end for you to refer to for future reading. You pronounce the word like it…

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  • 5 Examples of Permaculture from Around the US (and Costa Rica!)

    Have you ever wondered how some folks turn their small patches of land into thriving, self-sustaining ecosystems?  These tales of green-thumb success demonstrate how everyday people use simple yet ingenious techniques to create vibrant and eco-friendly spaces right in their backyards. Today we thought we would give some examples from around the world, five clear…

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  • Creating a Backyard Permaculture

    Gardening has long been a cherished activity, allowing individuals to reconnect with nature and cultivate their own little piece of paradise. However, as our understanding of ecological systems deepens, a more holistic and sustainable approach to gardening has emerged. Below Huw Richards gives us his breakdown: Permaculture, a design philosophy rooted in ecological principles, offers…

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  • Permaculture Food Forest in California Zone 9

    Designing Your Dream Permaculture Food Forest in California

    If you’re eager to transform your backyard into a thriving food oasis using permaculture principles, you’re in for an exciting journey. I’ll share my three-year journey of creating a successful Zone 9 permaculture food forest. I’ll cover how to design a food forest in California that’s both abundant and regenerative, highlighting important factors and lessons…

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    How to Grow Zucchini Vertically?

    Are you a gardening lover dealing with limited space, wondering how to grow zucchini vertically? Fear not! Even for larger plants like zucchini (or courgette as we say in the UK) you can maximize your gardening area using the right techniques. If you want to see other areas ways this can be done then consider…

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  • How To Recycle Latex Paint

    Hello, everyone! Today, we’re going to tackle a common household problem – leftover paint cans. If you’re like most people, you probably have a few cans sitting around in your basement or garage. But did you know that you can recycle that leftover paint, particularly latex paint? Let’s dive into the step-by-step process of how…

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