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Flagging as an Indication of Wind Speed - Selecting a site for your Wind Turbine

by: Sara on 06/05/2017

Today's post is an excerpt from Power from the Wind: A Practical Guide to Small-scale Energy Production - Revised 2nd Edition by Dan Chiras. In it he describes flagging and the Griggs-Putnam Index of Deformity and there use in wind site assessment. 

Mike Bergey states that a stand-alone (off-grid) wind energy system makes sense if you’re in an …

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Adventures in Mediterranean Permaculture: The Story of an Olive Groves Understory

by: Sara on 05/08/2017

Today's post is from Darrell Frey, author of The Biohselter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm and co-author with Michelle Czolba of the long awaited The Food Forest Handbook: Design and Manage a Home-Scale Perennial Polyculture Garden.

In a previous post Darrell shared his experiences at Suryalila Yoga Retreat Center where he and his partner were …

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Start a Basic Backyard Garden for 50 dollars (10×10-foot Plot)

by: Sara on 03/01/2017

When starting a garden the costs can add up quickly. In today's post we learn how to start a garden for $50 in an excerpt  from Crystal Stevens book Grow Create Inspire: Crafting a Joyful Life of Beauty ans Abundance. You can receive this or any other New Society book for 35% off until March 2nd when you order at www.newsociety.com using the …

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Improve Your Soil 101

by: EJ on 02/23/2017

Welcome to spring!  If you are like me, your fingers are itching to get into the dirt. Creating fertile and healthy soil is fundamental to growing healthy plants. 

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Market Gardening and Food Forests, Permaculture in Spain

by: Sara on 02/20/2017

In today's post we hear from Darrell Frey, owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a 5-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania.  Darrell is also the author of The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm and co-author of the soon to be released, The Food Forest Handbook: Design and Manage a …

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