Planting everywhere

Planting everywhere

After building all kind of planting beds at our farm (see previous article), we tried planting them in different ways: direct sowing, seedballs, seedlings. During plant growth we prepared many natural preparations to control the pests. Sowing We experimented with direct sowing our new built gardening beds. We sowed many vegetables that did grow well, … Continue reading

Planting bed design

Planting bed design

At our farm, after the lasagna bed we previously reported, we experimented with bed permaculture designs : double digging, hugelkultur, mulches, patterns, swales. We built several of these beds during a workshop we organized at the farm with Permaculture Tunisian Association, a group we made with other tunisian permaculturists. Double-digging swale We experimented the “double-digging” … Continue reading

Experimenting with lasagnia gardening

Experimenting with lasagnia gardening

In our garden we have experimented with different kind of mulching and lasagna beds and now, after some time, we have a better idea on how this permaculture technique works. In theory: from mulching and composting to lasagna Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method of building the garden by adding layers of … Continue reading

Connecting with green people & plantation experiments (swales, hugelkultur, nursery) in September / Connecter aux écolos & plantations experimentales (swales, hugelkultur et pépinière) en Septembre

Connecting with green people & plantation experiments (swales, hugelkultur, nursery) in September / Connecter aux écolos & plantations experimentales (swales, hugelkultur et pépinière) en Septembre

(En français plus bas)  In September  we made connections with people and groups interested in sustainability and permaculture, while launching ourselves into starting plantations with permaculture designs: building of planting beds, a nursery start up and research on plants guild. We also worked on the conception of the future forest garden in our land at Ras … Continue reading

June in the garden

June in the garden

Here we are, finally started! We spent the first days in the orchard and we already harvested fruits and experiences. During this first period we tried to observe and understand the ecosystem as it is today. Then we started building basic infrastructures and taking notes of the first thoughts about the future permaculture system. Also … Continue reading

Permaculture PDC training at Sieben Linden Eco-village

Permaculture PDC training at Sieben Linden Eco-village

In may 2012, we participated for a two weeks Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Sieben Linden eco-village with Patrick Whitefield, Sandra Campe and Beate Walsdorff as tutors and facilitators. The Sieben Linden Eco-village  The Sieben Linden ecovillage is a social and ecological settlement. Initiated in 1993/96 for self-sufficiency and knowledge exchange, it’s also a housing cooperative of 140 people … Continue reading