Thursday, October 25, 2012

Barn Owl

Many years ago, we hung Barn owl boxes around the orchard. My thought at the time was that barn owl habitat would bring barn owls and barn owls would prey on rodents, which are always abundant on a walnut orchard.

Well, for a variety of reasons, the boxes were not attractive to barn owls. In time, the plywood deteriorated and the boxes fell from the trees. In the meantime, the walnut trees continued to age and now they provide what looks like plenty of owl habitat where old branches used to be. We hear the owls at night.

And, much to my surprise (though I realize the irony here) we DO have a barn owl...

living in the barn.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I am celebrating today. My book has reached #1 in the Permaculture Kindle category!
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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Transforming our World--one garden at at time, one business at a time.



What if we could transform the economy one business at a time and in doing so, transform the face of the planet? Imagine millions of personal, small decisions, one community at a time-- we can heal our world. In this three minute video, I share this dream.

What is Permaculture?


Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is an ecological design framework inspired by living systems. The ethics, root practices and principles in permaculture can be applied to the garden, the farm, and indeed any living system including human structures.