Don Titmus on What Is Permaculture

Permaculture is a way of thinking as well as a system of organizing intelligent ecological and ethical design. It does not focus on the elements of sustainability in themselves (for example the details of organic living, eco-building, appropriate technology, community building, green finance, or rainwater harvesting), but on the beneficial relationships between these elements. It goes further, focusing on how they are put together to make them as energy efficient and sustaining as possible, for people, the planet and our ecosystem.

What is Permaculture & The 2022 Phoenix Permaculture Design Course

Over 30 years ago a postcard landed in my mailbox about a Permaculture Design Course or PDC. To this day I am not at all sure how it found my mailbox, but I remember clearly standing in my front yard here at the Urban Farm reading it and getting chills. I immediately ran inside and …

Empty tree hole with dirt mound surrounding it

Fruit Trees: New Challenges Require Better Preparations

The Fruit Tree Program’s Updated Planting Recommendations.
Here at The Urban Farm Nursery, are very aware that the conditions our trees face these days are hotter, drier, and harsher. We’ve experienced losses and struggles too and know the heartbreak of having to remove a tree that did not thrive. We are also hearing from our customers who share their concerns, asking us to help out to save their trees. We care too much to not do something about it and help our customers take the steps towards fruit tree success.

620: Water In and For Our Landscape

A Garden Chat with Don Titmus.– In This Podcast: Greg, co-host Janis Norton, and Don discuss how to apply permaculture concepts to address water issues in our landscapes. They dive deep to reveal the natural systems that protect plants from climate extremes, and they explore ways we can…

Farmer Greg under a tree

617: Water Harvesting At The Urban Farm

A Farmer Friday Reflection by Greg Peterson: Farmer Greg’s sustainable, regenerative water harvesting system has him singing in the rain, even in the desert. Greg explains where the water comes from and where it goes, and he gives details about how he collects and distributes it. He also gives a formula for calculating …