Category Archives: Animals in Permaculture

Ongoing Tales of an Urban Oasis:

  Greens, Bees, Bears & Frogs Late winters’ bite into spring (013) was prolonged. Plantings were delayed, needed bee work delayed too: both dependent upon warm weather. For western North Carolina, last year (012) was tough on honeybee survival. Normal … Continue reading

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A Time of Harvests, Birds, and Bears

The growing season has come and gone… almost. For the first time in many years, November is upon us and there has been no killing frost: we still have basil, bananas (yes! bananas), figs, nasturtiums, and moonflower in leaf and … Continue reading

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Rabbits in Permaculture

by Gary Deetz Permaculturists keep rabbits for primarily two reasons:  food and fertilizer.  In our case, rabbits were our source of fertilizer.  Rabbit pellets are one of the best nitrogen fertilizers in existence.  It is an organic, low nitrogen fertilizer … Continue reading

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