Permaculture Principles 10, 11, 12

Permaculture Principles 10, 11, 12

10. Use and Value Diversity Just as ecosystems work best when filled with a greater variety of different plants and animals, so human society functions best when an variety of different people are represented. In your garden, home and your life in general, it’s a good...
Healing Herb: Holy Basil

Healing Herb: Holy Basil

  Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), commonly known in the Hindi language as tulsi, is quite possibly the most revered medicinal herb on the planet. Holy basil is a plant that has violet flowers and blossoms; the stems are green, but sometimes have a purple tinge. ...
Preparing for Winter

Preparing for Winter

  In these unprecedented times—at least unprecedented in the lifetimes of most of us—we have an extra push to take care of some of those important but not yet urgent tasks of preparing for the cold. Fortunately we haven’t experienced too many supply chain...
Permaculture Principles – 7, 8, 9

Permaculture Principles – 7, 8, 9

  7. Design from Patterns to Details Whether designing a new vegetable garden, or an entire new sustainable way of life, we have to look at the big picture before we get bogged down in the little things. Thinking wholistically, about all areas of our lives, can...
REALLY BIG NEWS! – AND A BIG CALL OUT FOR SUPPORT:

REALLY BIG NEWS! – AND A BIG CALL OUT FOR SUPPORT:

  A message from Gord Baird, one of OUR local teachers from ECOSENSE (Victoria, BC): I have bounced in and out of OUR ECOVILLAGE for some time now, most recently designing their new water systems.  I gave them some bad news this month and let them know that I was...
Healing Herbs: Rose

Healing Herbs: Rose

  Rose (Rosa acicularis) brings to my mind thoughts of budding love, matters of the heart, softness, beauty, and desire. fIn herbal medicine, both the petals and fruit (rosehips) of the rose are used. Not surprisingly then, rose petals are a good supportive tonic...