Category Archives: Permaculture

Gardening and Permaculture posts at GalliStead.com

I created a new website GalliStead.com where I’ll make all future posts about gardening, permaculture, and aquaponics related projects and updates at our house. I hope to get fencing put in and have a few sheep or goats too. So … Continue reading

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Kickstarter and Permaculture

My pessimism of  our species turns to optimism when I look at things like permaculture, open-source software, and kickstarter.   There is a sector of people who are magical.  They create wealth, happiness  and goodness.  I just clicked on Paul Wheaton’s rocket mass … Continue reading

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Homestead Heritage Village – Waco Texas

Here are some pictures of the fascinating and awesome Homestead Heritage Village in Waco Texas.  An amazing number of amazing things are happening here.  They are a self-sustaining village, and do most everything by hand.  Their property is beautiful, everything is organized, manicured, … Continue reading

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World Hunger Relief Farm – Waco, Texas

Here are some pictures from the World Hunger Relief Farm in Waco Texas.  It is a working farm with lots of interns helping.  They have all kinds of things going on there, and they focus on low-tech solutions that work … Continue reading

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Cooperation vs. Competition and Incandescent vs. CFL

One of the topics drilled in to our heads in my Permaculture Design Course was the concept that we need more cooperation and less competition. Generally, I agree cooperation is a great thing, but when producers of a goods cooperate … Continue reading

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Texas Master Naturalist

The local chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist (The Blackland Prairie Chapter) meets 8 minute from my house, so it is very easy to get there for their monthly meetings if I get home in time. A very friendly group … Continue reading

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If you are benefiting from ethics, you are doing it wrong!

I enjoyed this conversation between Paul Wheaton and Toby Hemenway (author of Gaia’s Garden).  They explore human behavior of wanting to take something that does not belong to you. Toby explains that he is annoyed when an “able bodied, intelligent person … Continue reading

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This is MY America

Jason w/ “The Urban Farming Guys” was interviewed by Jack Spirco yesterday. I love what these families are doing. They realize the government is not the answer to all their problems, and they are making a huge difference for the … Continue reading

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Permaculture Emerges From the Underground

A good article about one of my very favorite subjects, permaculture was published in the New York Times:  Permaculture Emerges From the Underground – NYTimes.com. The author of the article took one of Wayne Weiseman‘s PDC classes. Wayne was just … Continue reading

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