We’re Talking Natural Aquaponics on the Permaculture Podcast

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Eddy had the pleasure of being interviewed about Natural Aquaponics (Nature-Based Aquaponics) on The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann! Scott Mann has built relationships and facilitated conversations with the world’s leading permaculture practitioners, authors, and scientists from all backgrounds and areas of expertise, such as David Holmgren, Tao Orion, Eric Toensmeier, Karryn Olsen-Ramanujan, Jack Spirko, and Rachel Kaplan, to name …

Common Mistakes When Setting Up a Composting System (& what to do instead)

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There may be a whole slew of questions swirling around your head concerning composting. “How much time will it take me to build living soil?” “How much living soil can I make in my backyard?” “But what if I have hard dirt that’s been abused?” (We know you’ve been thinking about this! The emails are pouring in!) When we tell …

Do You Know What’s in your Store-Bought Fertilizer?

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Question for you: There are a ton of benefits to making your own compost rather than going to a garden store and buying fertilizer. A major benefit is that you can turn waste into fertilizer to build living soil. You can grow incredible veggies utilizing what would normally be waste for you! Like green waste from your yard, leftover scraps …

Learn about Nature-Based Aquaponics in this Free Webinar!

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Over the years we’ve talked to a range of people of varying experience levels in terms of growing organic food, building soil, and being self-sufficient. For those who are deeply interested in getting into regenerative agriculture and aquaponics there tends to be 2 excuses that hold people back from taking action: …not only do I not have the space to …

Think you can’t compost styrofoam? Mealworms are the answer!

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Within our living systems, we have been raising several types of mealworms in order to compost polystyrene (styrofoam). We recently came across the study by 2015 Standard University that confirms our suspicions that they are indeed turning styrofoam into usable organic matter! Their notes are not much different than ours, except their equipment (gel permeation chromatography, solid-state 13C cross-polarization/magic angle …

[Event Announcement] Farm-to-Table Dinner & Drinks on August 18th

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Come join us for an example of sustainability. Eat food that has been grown from living soil less than 20 miles from Oceanside and picked within 48 hours. The unique Hawaiian-fusion dinner will be paired with mead (alcohol fermented from honey) made with local honey and brewed by Golden Coast Mead. This is not your everyday meal – unique flavors …