Work With Nature to Create Sustainability

Permaculture is a holistic design system that emulates systems that exist in Nature to create sustainable human settlements and food production systems which integrate harmoniously with the natural environment.

It was co-founded by Australian ecologists Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, in the 1970′s. The word “Permaculture” is a combination of “permanent agriculture” or “permanent culture.”

Permaculture is a movement concerned with sustainable, environmentally sound land use and the building of stable communities, through the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the Earth.

"Permaculture is the revolution disguised as organic gardening."

Permaculture Design Principles

  • Water Harvesting
  • Heavy Mulch and Composing
  • Companion Planting & Diversity
  • Zones and Sectors & Edge Effect
  • Small Scale Intensive System
  • Perennial Food Forest

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If you have any questions or you would like to share your experience or expertise in permaculture, please feel free to contact us anytime. You are welcome to contribute to our permaculture blog!

  • Email: info@permacultureadventure.com

Build a Front Yard Vegetable Garden

Posted by | March 30, 2015 | File Under Urban Backyard Garden, Videos | 0 Comments

Found this interesting video on YouTube. A Canadian couple from Quebec planted a front yard vegetable garden to grow their own food and become more self-sufficient. They fought with the city to have the right to plant vegetable gardens in the front yard and eventually they won the battle with the help from people all over the world who support urban farming. They ended up helping their city to build the new bylaw to allow people growing food in their font yard.

Don’t you want to have a front yard vegetable garden?

Backyard Permaculture Garden Project – Part 2

Posted by | March 23, 2015 | File Under Urban Backyard Garden | 0 Comments

It’s been almost one month since I started my backyard permaculture project. For those who have not read my first post of this project, please read Backyard Permaculture Project – Part 1 –  Since then a lots of flowers and a few veggies have been planted. Here are some latest updates. 🙂

I am trying to propagate flowers/veggies/fruits bush from cuttings as much as possible.  It’s amazing how much I can grow in such a tiny little area (about 530cm x 60cm raised bed plot).

Flowers:

  1. Roses from cuttings
  2. Hydrangeas from cuttings
  3. Peony (1 pink)  from roots – purchased from nursery
  4. Dalia (5 Orange /yellow) from roots – purchased from nursery
  5. Lily
  6. Tully
  7. Daffodil

Fruit plants:

  1. Blueberries from cuttings
  2. Strawberry
  3. Grapes

Veggies:

  1. Ba Chai from kitchen scrap
  2. Celery from kitchen scrap
  3. Romain lettuces from kitchen scrap
  4. Sweet potato (still indoor)

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Plant Hardiness Zones in Western Canada

Posted by | March 10, 2015 | File Under Gardening Tips | 0 Comments

Sprint is around the corner – it’s time to start sowing. 🙂 To know when to sow what, you need to know your local plant zoning. After a little bit online search, here comes the Plant Hardiness Zones Map in Western Canada from Natural Resource Canada.

The Plant Hardiness Zones map outlines the different zones in Canada where various types of trees, shrubs and flowers will most likely survive. It is based on the average climatic conditions of each area.

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  • Extreme Minimum Temperature Zones

This plant hardiness zones map follows an approach used by the United States Department of Agriculture (www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/). The map shows the average of the annual extreme minimum temperature for the period 1981 to 2010. It is important to note that weather conditions in any individual year may be different from the average conditions shown on this map.

To view an interactive version of this map and for more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, please go to the following Web site:
www.planthardiness.gc.ca

Backyard Permaculture Garden Project – Part 1

Posted by | February 26, 2015 | File Under Urban Backyard Garden | 0 Comments

My dream is to have a large backyard where I can practice permaculture gardening and simple sustainable lifestyle … in the future. Currently we are living in a townhouse where the out door gardens are taken care by stratus. We have a very limited space to play with. However, it doesn’t mean that we can’t do anything. Our little backyard is north facing which means it’s very shady. But there is a small area where has some sun and I can build a long and narrow raised bed. When I discussed my plan with hubby, he think it should be fine and under the stratus’ guideline. Here comes my little permaculture garden.

Preparation of soil:

Currently that area is covered by a few invasive plants and weeds. My first step is to clean up that area a little bit. It will take too much effort to remove them completely. So it will be a perfect case to use cardboard / news paper mulch. I covered that area with cardboard and news paper. On top of it I placed a thick layer of leave that I collected from bushes at the park.

The garden soil has four layers:

  1. Cardboard /News paper
  2. Leave
  3. Pea moss
  4. Potting soil

The investment

There is nowhere to get the free soil . We bought the following materials – our plan is to spend as little as possible.

    1. One big bag of pea moss and
    2. Two bags of organic potting soil

Untreated wood to build the raised bed

The total investment for my permaculture backyard garden is about CND $55.

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The primary purpose of this little backyard garden is to experiment permaculture in a small space. Since there are deer and sometimes bears visiting our community. We are not going to plant any fruit trees and plants that deer like to eat. We will mostly plant some perennial flowers and a few vegetables if possible.

I will continue blog about the progress and development of this little backyard garden. Please come back regularly for updates. Thank you for your visit! 🙂

Seeds of Freedom

Posted by | November 19, 2014 | File Under Videos | 0 Comments

Watch this amazing film Seeds of Freedom at the link below:

http://www.seedsoffreedom.info/watch-the-film/watch-the-film-english/

Farm for the Future

Posted by | August 30, 2013 | File Under Videos | 0 Comments

Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.

Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, Rebecca learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy future.

At this documentary, Rebecca pointed out that gardening is actually more efficient than farming. That’s very interesting founding.

Turn Your Backyard into an Urban Veggie Garden

Posted by | August 29, 2013 | File Under Urban Backyard Garden | 0 Comments

You might think that I only have a small backyard and you can’t practice any permaculture. That’s not true – you can turn your back yard into a veggie garden easily. Below are a few pictures of urban beige gardens. They look so nice and fit into any urban or suburban backyard. That’s a first foot print in permaculture.

Introduction to Permaculture Design with Geoff Lawton

Posted by | August 29, 2013 | File Under Videos | 1 Comments

This is by far the most interesting and easy-to-understand videos about permaculture. Enjoy! 🙂

Welcome to Permaculture Adventure Website!

Posted by | August 28, 2013 | File Under Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Welcome to Permaculture Adventure. This website is created to share our experience in permaculture – we are new to permaculture and we primary learning new things everyday from other online resources. We found that there are needs for people who are starting to learn permaculture to have a virtual space to share information online – Here comes Permaculture Adventure.

We will document our baby steps in permaculture practice through backyard and community gardening. We will also post some articles and videos that we found interesting and helpful for beginners.

If you would like to share your experience or expertise in permaculture, please feel free to contact us anytime. You can contribute to our permaculture blog!