Radicle Routes

Hey! You spelled ‘radical’ wrong!

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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

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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.

Clustering

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

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“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 […]