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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote John from takes you on a tour of the Permaculture Skills Center which was a 5 acre neglected farm that got transformed into a food forest garden and teaching center in Sonoma county, California. In this episode, John will share with you many examples and principles of permaculture and how you can start to implement them into your own personal garden. You will discover many areas of this permaculture design and how they can benefit not only an ecosystem but also the community and whole economies. You will also discover the mission of the Permaculture Skills center to transform Permaculture Activists into sustainable business owners that can further use and integrate the principles of permaculture into the real world. Learn more about the Permaculture Skills Center at: Subscribe to GrowingYourGreens for more videos like this: Referenced Video: Small Scale Food Forest on 1/4 Acre: Video Rating: / 5


  • Skylightatdusk 3 years ago

    How easy or difficult is it to transform a sloping cattle ranch into a food forest? Can swales and Back to Eden techniques work? Happy for suggestions and general comments. Thanks!

  • John Innella 3 years ago

    I have been looking into wanting to change my life, move somewhere and get some land and start a food forest. Can anyone tell me which areas wont allow you to collect rainwater or even create ponds and swales? Specifically was looking east coast US. Any recommendations to areas with good soil etc are also welcome.

  • YamiKisara 3 years ago

    Somehow more than a permaculture vibe I get a "hipsters farming" feel from this, but either way please refrain from shooting intros next to a busy road, it was really hard to hear you at times.

  • Chana Moriel 3 years ago

    John, what about planting clover (red and white) they are both edible and function as grass… Just a thought. Never thought you could eat your lawn… now you can… LOL

  • Mikkel Jylland 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing another great video. Like others, I think a permaculture food forest can be very productive. An old appletree can yield a lot without any input. So can nut trees, berry bushes and many other things.
    But not with spacing and medicinal plants like in the beginning here. You are right about that.

  • Steve Siverling 3 years ago

    I'm not sure that some communities have passed ordainces against rain water harvesting.  Even though I think rainwater collection is a good idea.  Though I am not sure it is legal in all the places.

  • thebombson 3 years ago

    Great channel! It would be however more interesting if the camera was actually showing everything and not the host if I may say so. It's like those bad documentaries where you only see people talking about the subject… 🙂

  • De_Dutch101 3 years ago

    38:08 That's a bromance look if there ever was one! 😀

  • samljer 3 years ago

    He likes going to these places to forage for berries for lunch 😀 LOL 28:30

  • Joseph Lynn 3 years ago

    you know…

  • Fort Bumper 3 years ago

    very nice point  open your mind dont be blind  to only one thing   ,nice video again

  • Antek Singer 3 years ago

    I'm trying to domesticate a weed that was roots that smell great .

  • Jason Mccorkle 3 years ago

    thank you so much for your videos and vision

  • Earthling Dylan 3 years ago

    I watch and listen to your video's while I farm on Runescape 😛

  • bodhicitta216 3 years ago

    Thanks. Another great video. I worked on an organic farm this past season and now lookin to get into a permaculture internship or apprenticeship and maybe later try to join an ecovillage and share/practice what I learn there. I been applying so wish me luck. Theres some great permaculture places out there. Thanks again for all the great information and taking the time and effort to share all these great places with us. Very inspirational and educational.

  • Chris Klest 3 years ago

    Do you ever come home to your GF watching your videos? lol

  • DeadringerFRED 3 years ago

    Some US citizens are getting thrown in jail for collecting rain water, having solar panels, etc. ?….go figure; hope that doesn't come to Canada…

  • Starry Hilder 3 years ago

    We live off grid and transformed our barren clay rocky wasteland into a abundantly beautiful food forest! We incorporated perma culture through out the homestead not only to create a natural living environment..but to conserve on water (we have a spring from the mountain which varies during the season) and to stop the mountain also from eroding away (we get floods during the spring and the homestead is built into the side of the mountain so it lends to falling rocks and mud sloughing over the side)..It also has given our very tiny spot more brings in the bees the birds the wildlife. We also have incorporated medicinal herb throughout the property which creates beautiful foliage, flowers and more habitat which is usable! We do not have a lawn but lay down composted woodchips everywhere…and our food garden utilizes another natural method of gardening called Back To Eden. From fruit trees to herbs to berries to veggies every spot on our homestead has a purpose! And the beauty of it is…ITS doable and its easy!! I LET nature DO what its intended to do!! NO fertilizers from the store……We even have chickens to provide free non gmo organic manure!! Its a awesome way to create a environment that feeds you feeds the animals and feeds the EARTH!!!!!

  • fkujakedmyname 3 years ago

    i love your stuff but you really should read paul stamets how to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms, mycological permaculture

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