As a Grass Valley permaculture consulting service the topic of drought mitigation is always important – especially with the current drought conditions we are experiencing in Northern California.
Mulching with organic matter has many benefits that make it worth while even without drought conditions and yet it is a simple and cheep action most anyone can use to reduce water use, water needs and water loss on any property. Read More
For our compost we use a large quantity of manure from a farm here in Grass Valley that is free and also full of pine needles. So much so that others would not even take it as they believed that it would be more acidic than without. Their loss or ours?
This begged the question – what was the truth behind pine needles and soil acidity? From a Permaculture standpoint this is important as pine needles are a natural occurring resource and we need to know:
High Sierra Permaculture is giving away one free permaculture Site Evaluation and Recommendation package in October 2014 ($480 value).
This will include an entire Site Evaluation of your property, from the perspective of permaculture, giving you in depth information about your solar, soil, environmental elements to name a few. We will complete a site questionnaire, soil map, topo map, sector analysis and zone analysis for you that will provide a solid platform of knowledge to begin planing your permaculture or sustainability projects. Read More