Using permaculture techniques to grow nutritious food and improve air quality regardless of potential limitations on your location. Projects include fertilization methods, seed saving, and urban-friendly means of expanding your permaculture influence.
Sand Create a self-watering container system for planting.
Prepare a garden bed (home or community garden) without digging.
Plant and maintain 2 of the following plants inside your home to improve air quality:
Areca Palm - Crysalidocarpus lutescens
Mother-In-Law’s Tongue/Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata
Money Plant/Golden Pothos/Devil’s Ivy - Epipremnum aureum
Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’ cochlearispathum
Boston Fern - nephrolepis Exaltata bostoniensis
Spider Plant - Chlorophytum comosum
Gerbera Daisy or Barberton Daisy - Gerbera jamesonii
Red-edged Dracaena - Dracaena marginata
Pot Mum - Chrysanthemum morifolium
Lady Palm - Rhapis excelsa
Select 3 of the following:
Chop and drop (50 sq ft)
Create potted polycultures. (minimum 12 pots)
Ruth Stout style composting (at least 2 locations)
Set up a vertical gardening system.
Maintain a comfrey plant and use it to create ‘tea’.
Feed a vermiposting system at least 10 lbs of scraps.
Innoculate your garden bed with a garden mushroom spawn to break down mulch, fertilize, and provide mushrooms.
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Alternative planters/garden beds/mini gardens
Simple kitchen/food scrap compost collection
Improving bagged/local soil (simple ammendments)
Winterizing small beds/planters
Make seed tape
Make seed starting pots
Research native plants and source seeds
Keep a weather log
Keep a growing log (track time to sprout/bloom/fruit/harvest)
Create a vivarium (closed system)
Create a vivarium (open system)
Simple hydroponic systems
Simple aquaponic systems
Create eco/permie fertilizer
Create eco/permie bug spray Mini-hugel beds
Grow one of each: starch, fruit, veggie, protein
Root a woody cutting
Root an herby cutting
Sprout seeds (soaked, in soil, on paper, etc)
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