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

Permaculture Design Course – Winter/Spring 2019

6-Weekend Intensive Permaculture Design Course Kick off 2019 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… 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

Building a DIY Power Plant

Building a DIY Power Plant Written by: Woody Welch Photo Captions by Kirby Fry All Images © Woody Welch 2018 Stacking Functions is a term used in Permaculture to describe the process of getting several functions out of… Read More

Featured Tool – Razorback Shovel

Featured Tool Written by: Kirby Fry Razorback Shovel Long Handle Round Point – R248S LHRP Available at Home Depot – Cost:  Approximately $35.00 It’s funny sometimes watching people dig with shovels on movies and TV series.  To anyone who has… 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