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SW Corner good for Mountain Mahogany

The Southwest Corner of BikeLife surrounded by asphalt parking lot and cement is a tough place to grow plants. The sunflower and iris are crisply hanging on with a little supplemental water.  The Amarillo, Texas winds prevail from the SW. … Continue reading

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Nitrogen Fixers and Coppice

For the front of the yard I am considering a coppice stand of Ash and Linden trees. Linden Trees are bee fodder and dynamic accumulators as described on Romancing the Bee’s site.   Pollinators will also collect pollen from wind pollinated … Continue reading

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Plant Guild Research

This fall September-November 2013 I will be collecting and planting a forest garden at the old dentist office, aka “BikeLife2”, aka my home. I have a lot of research to design the yard with plants appropriate for the area and … Continue reading

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Microbiology Play Cards Lesson Week 5

Thank You to Dr. Elaine Ingham for studying the microbiology of soil. Take a look at the soil food web! The above micro organisms are the basis for lively fertile soil! http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/concepts/soil_biology/bacteria.html http://urbanext.illinois.edu/soil/SoilBiology/protozoa.htm http://compostwerks.wordpress.com/tag/elaine-ingham/

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Permaculture Principles Kids’ Lessons Week 7-9

Week 7 Integrate Rather Than Segregate Open Exercise: Have students in a circle. Raise right hand stick it in the center. Students each grab wrist of person to their right. We make a flower and turn the circle clockwise. Then … Continue reading

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Permaculture Principle Kids’ Lessons 4-6 week.

Week 4 Use and Value Renewable Resources and Services Open Exercise: Based on Design from Pattern to Detail, Sit in circle say we are in a pattern of a circle, trees grow by sending two branches out of one, the … Continue reading

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Permaculture Principles Kids’ Lessons Week 1-3

This year the High Plains Food Bank hired me to teach nutrition, gardening, and put in a garden at the Mavrick Boy’s and Girls Club. Please feel free to use the lesson plans I put together; Here are 1-3 of … Continue reading

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