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The flipped chunks of sod become the first layer in the forming berm. As you keep digging out the basin, throw the earth on top of the inver.

This design is from cheapvegetablegardener.com, see here for details.  I have no idea if it will work well, but it was pretty fun to make!  I made some minor modifications to the original design, including a better support system (with a bamboo chopstick and venetian blinds cord!) and hot glue basically everywhere to keep the thing stable.  See the notes for more details.

DIY upside-down tomato planter, with milk jug, chopstick water bottle! I like the idea of upside down tomato plants but I do not have anywhere to hang them from.

A Zuni bowl is a riparian restoration technique involving rocks, water, biology and time. It’s a great way of dealing with a small headcut (or erosion which is about to become a headcut) in order to prevent that headcut continuing up your catchment.

Making a Zuni Bowl: Let the Water do the Work - Milkwood: permaculture courses, skills + stories

These barrels collect water off the roof where it heats up warming the greenhouse in the winter. could heat a house too.

easy greenhouse heating idea - water heated on the roofis collected here where it heats the greenhouse

Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds around the pot. When you water, you water in the pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering.

DEEP ROOT WATERING made easy.not just for growing squash ;) Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering.

Draped Hypertufa Recipe on this one is heavy on the cement. I would use  1 part Portland cement (I was using a 2 qt pitcher) 1/4 part of peat ( about 1 pint) a handful of vermiculite and mortar mix depending on how much you want it to be textured water, about a 2 qt pitcher as above added slowly as you get it into a slurry or gravy

Hypertufa can be made into Draped Hypertufa. Video

Oh, the Possibilities ! Draped Hypertufa: Take an old cloth soak in cement water, drape over a stand and leave in the sun to dry. Paint and you have beautiful plant holders

Grow Your Own Edible Garden - Create your own fall vegetable bounty with this easy step-by-step guide for building raised beds and choosing the right seeds. #food #gardening #yard

Grow Your Own Edible Garden

Love this layout for my garden beds. I think it would make my yard so much nicer.For Fall: Grow Your Own Edible Garden Create your own fall vegetable bounty with this easy step-by-step guide for building raised beds and choosing the right seeds

Compost Water Heaters From Jean Pain: Using your compost pile to heat water.

For those of us who have successfully composted in the past, we know that a properly made compost pile produces a substantial amount of heat.

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