Permaculture Articles

For a quick look inside Bonita's new book, "Embers of Hope: Embracing Life in an Age of Ecological Destruction and Climate Chaos," check out this video (2min 12sec). You can also read excerpts and testimonials and you can order the book at: https://www.embersofhopebook.com/.  
You can now pre-order a copy of "Embers of Hope: Embracing Life in an Age of Ecological Destruction and Climate Chaos." There will be special gifts with the book for a limited time. To read excerpts or to order, go to https://www.embersofhopebook.com/.    
  You can read the excerpt below or read a pdf copy here.   Excerpt from EMBERS OF HOPE: EMBRACING LIFE IN AN AGE OF ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHAOS. Copyright © 2020 Bonita Eloise Ford.   WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT I am concerned we are killing the living world that makes our survival read more...
Embers of Hope: Embracing Life in an Age of Ecological Destruction and Climate Chaos. An excerpt from my forthcoming book is available in the latest issue of the Permaculture Design Magazine! Check out your favourite eco-friendly bookstore, your library, or order it online. I've been working on read more...
Scaling back can nourish what is meaningful to us, rather than deprive us. In the last few years, our garden has been growing fewer veggies. This summer, I charted the sun and shade at two-hour intervals during the day, roughly one month before the solstice and two months afterwards. In late August read more...
Since putting together my “55+ Favourite Plants,”  I've continued to add new plants and comments based on observations from our site and other edible forest garden projects. You can download the plant list (in a spreadsheet format) as a pdf file. If you're wondering how this comes together in read more...
Shelley Lambert discusses why we mimic nature and the benefits of food forests.
Planting Sudbury's first Community Food Forest with about 60 volunteers, from grade 6 kids to adults over 70, was an amazing 3-day event with a lot of hands in the Earth. We began in fall 2016, meeting regularly with a dedicated committee to design the food forest. The "phase 1" planting this read more...
It has been such a delight to facilitate the design of this community food forest: the team has been a dream and the community seems very interested.  I went to Sudbury in October 2016 to lead two workshops and a small planting demo to launch the project.  The team and I have been meeting monthly read more...
February 1, 2017 It was -21C last night and I forgot about the greens in the greenhouse again. In the early afternoon, I went to see the extent of the damage, and was very pleasantly surprised to find most of the plants looking green and perky :) This is the first winter we've had the bed full of read more...

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