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    Hiroki Fukuoka, with young wheat growing through rice straw in the background

    In-Between – Buddhism and Agriculture II: Hope and Despair on Fukuoka Farm, Iyo

    The technique of making Hugelkultur raised beds has been in practice for probably thousands of years, though lately it’s becoming increasingly popular. Hugelkultur beds are created by putting compost or soil on top of rotting wood and using the small hill to plant.

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    Air Well - collecting water from the air (homestead forum at permies)

    Air Well

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    We've already seen how one farmer trains her chickens to eat slugs, and the internet is full of examples of chicken tractors—portable coops that can be moved to allow hens to till, fertilize, and weed a plot while

    Clever Tunnel System Makes Chickens Do The Gardening (Video)

    If moving into an urban area or apartment complex, find out where the truck will park ahead of time, and make sure that area is blocked off on move day. Be sure your moving company knows the parking situation at the pick-up and drop-off locations.

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    The design is carefully thought out, often in the traditional four-bed layout for easy crop rotation. However, modern potager gardens can be more free form.

    How to design a potager vegetable and flower garden

    Potager gardens were invented in France as ornamental kitchen gardens. They combine fruit and veg crops with flowers and herbs to enhance the beauty of the space. The idea is to give a functional vegetable plot the year-round visual appeal of a garden.

    How to design a potager vegetable and flower garden

    Raised garden bed layout idea (via LouiseM at folia) Saving this for reference in case I expand the veg garden again.

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    Dream Water Gardens

    Moveable seat for raised gardening beds

    DIY Raised Bed Seat

    Zanja Madre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Zanja Madre

    irrigation canal


    The Mezquita -- At least the Catholics had the good sense not to destroy it when they desecrated it.

    Courtyard of Seville’s alcazar, where water is distributed to the orange trees by a series of very shallow, interconnected troughs. Photo: Bob Galbreath

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    Waffle Garden Project

    Waffle Garden Project

    That must have been one long, cold wind storm to have made that. P.S.- I'm so glad it's Spring! ..j

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    cool season veggie garden -

    Growing Winter Vegetables

    Stormwater planters, born in Portland Oregon are being replicated nationwide for 'green' stormwater management. Info here!

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    Urban drain system filters storm water from streets and looks good too.

    Flickriver: SvR Design Co's most interesting photos

    rabbit cages with worm beds under them

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    2,000 gallon rain barrel

    Green Inspiration: Giant Rain Barrels