EARTH REPAIR CORPS

Festival Beach Food Forest Revisited

01.09.2019 Written by: Kirby Fry – All Images © Woody Welch 2019 Read our 2015 post on Festival Beach here.  Three years after the design and installation of the Festival Beach Food Forest in Austin, Texas, Woody Welch and… Read More

Native Plant of the Month – January

January 2019 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Elymus/Wildrye genus  – Prairie/Canada Wildrye and Virginia Wildrye – Elymus canadensis and Elymus virginicus, etc. Family: Poaceae Elymus is an agriculturally and ecologically important genus of mid-size cool… Read More

Crop of the Month – January

January 2019 – Crop of the Month Mulberry – Scientific Name: Morus rubra Family: Moraceae Written by: Kirby Fry Winter is upon us here in Central Texas and most of our favorite nurseries are now getting in their… Read More

Native Plant of the Month – December

December 2018 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Juniper species, Juniperus ashei etc Family: Cupressaceae The many different sturdy and robust trees of the Juniper genus lend a resilient character to the landscapes… Read More

PDC Grad Interview Series – Mandy Krause of Parker Creek Ranch

Earth Repair Corps is publishing a series of interviews with Permaculture Design Course graduates who have used the education & resources they gained from the course to further their careers in the world of sustainability. Our hope is… Read More

Crop of the Month – December

December 2018 – Crop of the Month Loquat – Scientific Name: Eriobotrya japonica Family: Rosaceae Written by: Kirby Fry   Every homestead in Central Texas can and should have something fruiting or ready to harvest year-round.  A fruiting… Read More

Native Plant of the Month – November

November 2018 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Rusty Blackhaw, Cramp Bark – Viburnum rufidulum Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle) Fall weather draws beautiful colors from the leaves and berries of the Rusty Blackhaw… Read More

Crop of the Month – November

November 2018 – Crop of the Month Fig – Scientific Name: Ficus carica Family: Moraceae Written by: Kirby Fry   The fig tree is mentioned over 44 times in the bible, and the image of a person sitting… Read More

Native Plant of the Month – October

October 2018 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Plateau Goldeneye, Toothleaf Goldeneye, Chimalacate – Viguiera dentata  Family: Asteraceae Plateau Goldeneye is a 3-6 foot semi-woody perennial herb/subshrub that can be seen blooming… Read More

Crop of the Month – October

October 2018 – Crop of the Month Pomegranate – Scientific Name: Punica granatum Family: Punica granatum Written by: Kirby Fry   Once the fall rains begin in late September or early October we can begin to plant our edible beneficial… Read More