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Here is the first article from my online book in the Temperate Chapter and its on season extension. It’s a particularly fun detail of living in the temperate zone as we need to use immense creativity and exact planning to really push the sustainability envelope around food production in these four season zones. From microclimate to crop diversity and appropriate technology to name a few the articles gives some strategies and techniques for enjoying abundant living.
This online PDC handbook is a collective creation brought to you by TreeYo Permaculture, headed by Doug Crouch. It is a fair share service to those who are seeking information about various aspects of Permaculture. By using a multimedia approach, we embody the permaculture principles and bring concentrated information to a central node. We really hope that you will leave comments or questions so that the collective genius of the Permaculture community can be realized. Through this blog/book format, we can have an open dialogue and co-create so that future users can access not only the valuable information presented but also discussions and comments brought by you the users.
With the extended depth of this project through its evolution, we ask that if you are a common user of the site and would like to donate to please do so. On the right hand side of the screen you will see the icon which is done through the common format of PayPal. If you are a University, please donate accordingly as well. The money will be redirected into a fund that pays guest authors and illustrators and not TreeYo director, Doug Crouch, as his service of writing is a fair share operation. Each article takes around 15-20 hours of work to write, edit, find and take the right picture, and develop art and graphics to support. We wish to upgrade the website for better functionality, increase its depth with mp3’s, videos, and illustration all with the craft of art. For this we need a fair share from you thus we ask for donations if you find it worthy so we can keep fusing information with art, all crafts worth investing in. Cheers!
Much of the information is derived directly from the curriculum presented in our courses and is a reflection of our take on Permaculture. The project of the PDC Handbook is a massive undertaking and we welcome any feedback to help drive it forward.
Furthermore, this is an online reader for those who will be taking permaculture courses with us or other teachers. We feel that it is a testament to the permaculture philosophy of being completely open-source with everything we do, Cooperation not Competition. At the same time we also recognize the intellectual property involved and we wish to honor the system of Collective Commons. Thus please do give us credit for our work here and please share this resource widely.
The Website is structured to echo the 14 chapters of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual with an additional three sections: Food Fermentation (Bill actually considers his most important work to be his book Ferment and Human Nutrition), Natural Building, and Animal Systems (emphasizing Holistic Management).
This is also the same framework in which we organize our Permaculture Design Courses (PDC). We find that people come to our regular TreeYo Permaculture site from googling things like Earthships and swales. So we have created this site, which is a five year project to create, and will be directing you as well to other places with more information so that we are not reinventing the wheel.
*** If you do use the pics or logos please give us credit on your site as you will see that we do the same. Enjoy the website and please do contribute anyway that is of value! ***
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