EARTH REPAIR CORPS

Permaculture Design Course – Fall 2019

6-Weekend Intensive Permaculture Design Course Join us on the Blanco River while expanding your knowledge of sustainable design systems. During this Permaculture Design Course, participants will be introduced to the ethics, principles, and methods of Permaculture while learning… Read More

Crop of the Month – March

March 2019 – Crop of the Month Apple – Scientific Name: Malus pumila Family: Rosaceae Written by: Kirby Fry A favorite fruit for many people is the apple.  It is a firm, crisp fruit that is delicious when… Read More

Ten Elements of Sustainable Design

Earth Repair Corps – Ten Elements of Sustainable Design Written by: Kirby Fry 2018 09 07   Following is a list of 10 design elements that may be found within sustainable human settlements – organized from the lowest amount of… Read More

Spring 2018 PDC – That’s a Wrap!

Earth Repair Corps Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Texastopia in Blanco, Texas – 2018 06 19 Written By: Kirby Fry Read about the first half of the class here.    Hello Everyone, Earth Repair Corps just completed its… Read More

Crop of the Month – June

June 2018 – Crop of the Month Watermelon – Scientific Name: Citrullus lanatus Family:  Cucurbitaceae Watermelon is the crop of the month because many watermelon gardens that were planted after the last danger of frost, sometime between March 7… Read More

Native Plant of the Month – June

June 2018 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Ironweed species – Vernonia baldwinii and Vernonia lindheimeri are the two species most commonly found in central Texas. Family: Asteraceae – Aster Family Ironweeds begin to bloom profusely in… Read More

Interview with PDC Instructor Pete VanDyck

Earth Repair Corps, Interview with Pete VanDyck – 2018 06 20 By Kirby Fry K: Pete, it has been my honor and privilege to work with you. I believe that we first met during a permablitz maintenance event… Read More

Native Plant of the Month – May

May 2018 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Monarda species – Lemon/Horsemint, Beebalm, Wild Bergamot Scientific names: Monarda lindheimeriani, Monarda fistulosa, Monarda citriodora, Monarda punctata. Family: Lamiaceae, Mint family Species of… Read More

Crop of the Month – May

May 2018 – Crop of the Month Sweet Potato – Scientific Name: Ipomoea Batatas Family:  Convolvulaceae, commonly known as the bindweed or morning glory family Sweet potato is the crop of the month because May is when sweet… Read More

Spring 2018 Permaculture Design Course – Halfway Update

Permaculture Design Course at Texastopia Farm near Blanco, Texas – 2018 05 12 Written By: Kirby Fry Read about the second half of the class here.    Greetings Everyone, Earth Repair Corp’s first Permaculture Design Course recently began along… Read More