Permaculture

Permaculture is probably a really amazing way of doing gardening, while setting up your garden on semi-autopilot. You basically recreate the growing conditions inside a forest, and let your plants thrive while you do… something else!

compost toilet on concrete block

How To Build a Composting Toilet (+ Best Practices)

I what follows I’ll explain and feature the composting toilet, an eco-friendly and permaculture-compliant alternative to flush toilets. Different settings of composting toilets will be compared, and both advantages and limitations discussed. Composting toilets are almost certainly an ancient technology that predates literate society. The simplest composting toilet design possible may involve a hole in …

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hügelkultur in the early stages

Hügelkultur in Permaculture Everything You Need To Know

In this article, we will discuss the old-fashioned technique of hügelkultur building on the homestead scale. Hügelkultur is a German word that translates directly to ‘hill culture’, which means growing plants on a mixed mound of decaying wood, plants and soil. The mound is typically built directly on to the ground, which effectively creates a …

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