Radicle Routes

Hey! You spelled ‘radical’ wrong!

Germination of a maize seed, Zea  mays

Why Radicle instead of radical? Well the name is meant to imply both. However, for the sake of a definition, a radicle is the first part of a seedling (a growing plant embryo) to emerge from the seed during the process of germination. The radicle is the embryonic root of the plant, and grows downward in […]

The solar greenhouse


As a kid, I remember going to the Mutart conservatory in Edmonton and being overwhelmed with a sense of contentment. Whether it was the smell, the warmth or the humidity… I always remember never wanting to leave. Those memories grew into a desire to own a greenhouse of my own. Then, in 2010, it became […]

Observation is the key to successful design.


One of my favorite aspects of permaculture design is pattern recognition. Once you start to recognize a few patterns you begin to see them in everything. From the branching of a tree to the relationships between people… everything tends to follow a pattern. Life begins with an event. An explosion. Upwards and outwards, life more

The Permaculture Solution


“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” Albert Einstein Permaculture is a philosophy. The word comes from ‘permanent’ and ‘agriculture’ and ‘culture. Developed from observations in nature by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, it was an idea that in order to thrive as a species without causing […]