Greening Saudi Arabia – Seeing Progress, Plant Species, Lessons Learned, and No Regrets, an Update with Neal Spackman (PVP116)

  Neal Spackman is regreening a portion of the desert that gets 3 inches of rain a year on average, but lately they aren’t even meeting the average. Greening the site by using true cost water accounting, meaning that they only use the equivalent of water that falls onto the site to establish the vegetation. With minimal rainfall, no pre-existing …

The Farmscale Permaculture Series – Tree Crops: Tree Propagation by Grant Schultz (b019)

    Grant’s talks at PV2: Grant Schultz: Tools & Technology for the Permaculture Homestead (1HR) Appropriate technology plays a critical role in permaculture systems.  Developing, documenting, and sharing these tools and systems can turn dreamers into true permaculture practitioners.  Grant will discuss home and hot water heating using regenerative energy sources, year-round food preservation in a permacultural context, and …

Forest Farming with Steve Gabriel. Growing Crops Within the Canopy of an Existing Forest. (PVP094)

              Key Takeaways: Forest gardening: looking to the forest for inspiration and ideas on how to design gardens. Forest farming: growing crops within the canopy of an existing forest. Forest crops mentioned in this episode: ginseng, ramps, maple syrups, tree syrups, schisandra berry, paw paw, autumn olive, mushrooms. Maple syrup.  Usually not tapping trees …