Category Archives: Permaculture

An Edible Forest; Four and Half Years Later

Way back in November of 2008, the Knoxville Permaculture Guild held a work party at a guild member’s home in west Knoxville where we planted an edible forest.  Some of the bushes and trees seemed so little an fragile, and … Continue reading

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Adventures in the KuNtRy

Many of my personal friends (about 450 of you on Facebook) know and may follow with amusement my KuNtRy sagas with burning. For those of you who don’t know, allow me to briefly bring you up to date… People in … Continue reading

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Putting Things Back; Regenerating the Pond and Woods

When we purchased our home last year, we liked the land for a number of reasons.  Though only an acre, 2/3rds of the property was very flat.  The backyard received plenty of sun and was a blank slate meaning there … Continue reading

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TEDxKnoxville – Chad Hellwinckel – The Importance of Local Food Systems

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Update from The Outpost – Part II

The day I decide to paint my fingernails for the first time in two years is the day that Chad decides to get manure to build the gardens.  Earlier this year, if you recall, I did not plant a big … Continue reading

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Sustainable Practices Evolving at Occupy Wall Street

Don’t let mainstream press fool you, the people at Zuccotti Park know what change needs to happen. I’ve often written about how people have lost touch with Earth and have moved away from the land. The food on the shelves … Continue reading

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Farm to Music @ Riverplains Farm

Whatever you may have going on for October 22, cancel it.  RiverPlains Farm located in Strawberry Plains is hosting a soiree of local music and food.  For an affordable $25.00, you can enjoy the sweet and soothing music of Jennifer … Continue reading

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