The Plant in Chicago has re-purposed a 93,500 square foot industrial building into an incubator for sustainable food production businesses. It houses demonstration farms, education facilities, and 125 good jobs for the community. They are exemplifying the principles of Financial Permaculture by cycling energy and resources between businesses, stacking functions, and creating financial intimacy among […]
Edible forest gardens produce delicious food while imitating natural forest ecosystems. Trees, shrubs, herbs, vines, groundcovers and fungi can combine to form healthy edible ecosystems. Design and plant selection help provide fertility, control of weeds and pests, and more.
How can you design an edible garden that works […]
Last week Earth Learning director Mario M. Yanez sat down with Transitions Sarasota to answer questions about the… http://t.co/HCbRiiVOV5
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Perennial Staple Crops are basic foodstuffs that grow on perennial plants [that propagate themselves each year]. These plant sources of protein, carbohydrates, and fats can be harvested non-destructively – that is, harvest does not kill the plant or prevent future harvests. This group of crops includes grains, pulses (dry beans), nuts, dry pods, starchy fruits, oilseeds, […]
The FPC 13 was transformative for us in forging the tools, design processes, and infrastructure that will allow us to attract, support, and incubate local food enterprises. The design processes at a meta level, have been developed by Jennifer English and her colleagues at the Financial Permaculture Institute. Our design teams at the FPC 13 […]
Earth Learning came about a decade ago with the mission to re-localize our bio-region, The Greater Everglades. A tall order for sure. The first five years were all about creating awareness for and allegiance to this amazingly delicate place in which we live and depend on. The last five […]
In preparation for last year’s 2013 FPC, it became painstakingly clear that we had to recycle Community FoodWorks (CFW), a project that we had created to house our Beginning Farmer training program and the project ventures our Apprentices were using to learn from.
CFW became a for-profit LLC corporation, an incubator […]