Rainwater catchment systems consist of three elements: the storage facility, usually made from tanks or barrels; the collection area, typically the roof of a house; and the transportation system, in the form of either some plain household gutters, or another kind of water-conveyance systems. Collecting rainwater is useful because you can harvest it for use … More RAINWATER COLLECTION


Keyhole gardens are commonly seen in permaculture because they are beautiful and productive, ideal for small spaces, and can accommodate a variety of plants, annual vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The garden is constructed from low-cost, recycled, reusable, and locally-available materials, and uses a number of layers to nourish the soil, making it more productive. An … More KEYHOLE GARDENS


The word Hugelkultur (pronounced HOO-gul-culture) is taken from the German word for “hill” or “mound,” and means “hill culture.” It is a centuries-old composting method that has been developed and practiced by many permaculture proponents as a way of making raised garden beds filled with rotting wood, mulch, and compost. Hugelkultur beds can be used … More HUGELKUTUR