There are lots of different designs and schools of thought about how to house chickens, such as free-range or rotational yards. We've tried a few methods over the years, and found that deep-bedding composting chicken houses are the best system for us. Imagine: on only 2 x 2 meters you can keep 8 hens and produce over 2000 eggs and over 5 m³ of compost every year! Check out the video and blog post below for the inside scoop on chicken houses:
Hey guys! Today I'll go over cuttings once more, this time taking a look at the mulberry tree, and how it can be propagated via cutting. If you haven't checked out any of our other posts about taking cuttings, here's where you should begin.
Greetings! This is the second in our "Success Stories" series, in which we catch up with some of our past volunteers and course participants and share what they've been up to since their time with us. Today we're hearing from Sarah, whom we had the pleasure of hosting here at Atitlan Organics back in 2016 when she came to spend a couple months as a volunteer on the farm. Since then she went on to found St. Pete Ferments--the first and only business in the area which honors the traditional way of fermenting --in St. Petersburg, Florida.
oday we're taking a look at a special kind of layering: air layering. Remember, layering is the propagation method to use for plants that fall to the ground and make roots. Some plants, however, have that ability but will never actually fall, such as a macadamia tree. Many such trees can be propagated by air layering. Instead of bringing the plant to the ground, we bring the ground to the plant. Take a look at the video below to see the process!
Greetings! We're excited to bring you a new kind of blog post, one where we catch up with some of our past volunteers and course participants and share what they've been up to since their time with us. We've been honored to host many amazing, inspiring, and inspired people over the years and lots of them have gone on to form businesses, projects, and social enterprises using their knowledge of permaculture.