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Things you can do to Promote Permaculture in your Environment

  1. Harvest rain water

  2. Compost garden waste

  3. Build a chicken tractor

  4. Companion plant vegetables in your garden

  5. Raise earth worms

  6. Raise bees for pollination and honey

  7. Use natural manures to fertilize plants

  8. Plant an orchard

  9. Plant trees for shade

  10. Build a green house

  11. Build a pond

  12. Raise Fish

  13. Plant fruit trees near septic drain field

  14. Build a chicken pen system, rotate vegetable garden

  15. Use a ram pump to move water uphill from a stream

  16. Use terraces on steep slopes

  17. Rotate crop fields

  18. Use ashes to add potassium to the soil

  19. Use diluted bird manure to add nitrogen to the soil

  20. Raise mushrooms

  21. Use mushroom compost to add nitrogen to the soil

  22. Use lady bugs to control aphids

  23. Mulch with straw to keep in soil moisture and reduce weeds

  24. Water plants around the house with gray water

  25. Plant trees to replenish wood lot

  26. Plant green manures such as clover or alfalfa to replenish nutrients in the soil

  27. Build an energy efficient house

  28. Collect non-hybrid vegetable seeds to plant next year's crop

  29. Use sea weed to add potassium to the soil

  30. Build a root cellar to store harvested fruits and vegetables

  31. Use wild flowers in your landscape design

  32. Build a purple martin house to control insects

  33. Build a bat house to control insects

  34. Plant trees for a natural wind break

  35. Use raised beds to warm and drain the soil for vegetable crops

  36. Plant nut trees

  37. Plant a berry patch

  38. Remove non-native species of plants

  39. Use wild game to supplement one's diet

  40. Maintain areas for wildlife foraging

  41. Use newspaper or other waste paper products to mulch your garden

  42. Build a solar dehydrator to dry vegetables from the garden

  43. Build a house or shelter using natural resources such as a cordwood home or strawbale

  44. Practice no-till gardening

  45. Use rock powder to increase the fertility of soil

  46. Use renewable energy whenever feasible. (Solar photovoltaic, solar hydronics, wind power, hydro power)

  47. Align vegetable beds to a east west orientation to maximize solar gain

  48. Slope vegetable beds to the south. A 5░ slope gives you a 60 mile / 100km advantage towards the equator

  49. Take a solar shower using a solar water bag or painted black bottle

  50. Use cold frames to give vegetables an early start in the spring