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Permaculture ENGLISH

Latest update : 9 June 2008.

Here will be collected informations, datas and experiences of our anglo-saxons’ friends in permaculture knowing that there is little information available in French.

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  • Corsica Residential Permaculture Design Course

    9 juin 2008, par Pascal Depienne

    Il s’agit d’un stage de permaculture en anglais, mais avec traduction française prévue.
    Permaculture is about solutions. There are plenty of things to worry about, but permaculture helps you to focus on the things that you can do to make a difference."
    Andy Goldring
    Pratu, Petreto Bichisano, Corsica
    (90 hours over two weeks)
    Taught in English, with planned French translations
    14th - 28th September 2008
    Pour plus d’infos sur le stage :
    Sur la communauté : (...)

  • More on the Coppice Orchard system

    18 May 2007, by kerzello

    article by Phil Corbett version Fr à suivre
    The plan is an aerial view of the coppice orchard. (orchard image) Species and climate notes are for central UK, adapt and evolve to suit your own conditions. Each tree occupies a square of about 4 or 5 metres per side.
    WINDBREAKS The coppice orchard is surrounded by windbreaks. If you already have tall hedges, woodland, high walls, etc as a border, you may not need a windbreak.
    Windbreaks are used to raise temperature on the sheltered side by reducing windchill. This is important for pollinators as well as (...)

  • Le verger Potager de Phil Corbett

    18 May 2007, by kerzello

    version française disponible
    [funded by the profits of Cool Temperate Plants and Services]
    This project is based on the unpublished work of Hugh Ermen, formerly of Brogdale Horticultural Experimental Station and now retired and breeding new varieties of fruit trees.
    Hugh discovered that there are several advantages in growing apples on their own roots [OR], i.e. not grafted onto a rootstock. Those advantages are:
    * better health - although not altering the basic susceptibility of the variety to disease * fruit (...)

  • Trees and Nitrogen

    18 May 2007, by kerzello

    Trees and other plants form symbiotic relationships with micro-organisms in the soil that fix N from the air. This happens in nodules that may be seen on the roots. There are two main sorts of micro-organisms involved:
    1. RHIZOBIUM. This operates with Pea and Bean family. It is most effective in well drained soils with full sun and a slightly acid to alkaline pH, with the notable exception of Gorse which prefers acid soils. There are also many herbaceous pIants in this family which fix N - Peas, Beans, Clovers, Vetches, Trefoils, Alf-alfa, etc.
    Plant (...)

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