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weekend update, permaculturist, beds, holes, lots of talk, and eggplant parmesan

March 24, 2009

There’s a lot going around the house these days. Here’s a quick recap of the weekend.
Transplanting sod to the front yard
Andrew and Ronna transplanted some of the sod that was leftover from new garden beds to a bare spot in the front yard. Sophie supervised.
Rob and Peter chat in the garden
Rob brought over a friend and longtime permaculture expert, Peter Bane, for a chat in the garden. It turns out the Peter grew up in Urbana and had lots of stories about home-scale food production in the area.
Gretchen and eggplant parmesian
Gretchen brought over some eggplants and whipped up a two stellar pans of eggplant parmesan, one vegan. It was incredibly delicious.

There were many hours spent outside, digging, thinking, and moving.  Plans for the pond that we’re digging have taken off.  Now we’re thinking about ducks, fish, and waterfalls, although lots of research needs to be done still.  Garden excavations have continued, and Mac, Kannan, and JohnE have improved their beds with compost and more topsoil.  Ronna has been ‘potting-up’ some of the seedlings as its not yet time to move them outside.  All in all a good weekend.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2009 11:21 am

    Your place looks great. And the eggplant parmesan looks delicious too! Yum!

  2. March 25, 2009 5:36 pm

    Peter Bane is the publisher of Permaculture Activist, the longest running Permaculture publication in the world.

    http://www.permacultureactivist.net/

    He also is one of the founders of EartHaven Ecovillage, one of the largest eco-villages in the US which was designed using permaculture.

    http://www.earthaven.org/

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