Monday, March 21, 2016

GMFN meeting #11:


GMFN meeting #11:
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Calhoun Fields in Clemson, SC. Shawn Jadrnicek was our host for the field day.

Listen to the tour audio:

  • minute 13:55 - propagation
  • minute 24:13 - using compost piles and solar ponds for heat
  • minute 33:45 - aquaponics / fresh water prawns
  • minute 43:28 - passive and solar vents/valve openers
  • minute 46:35 - compost heat extraction through centrifugal filtering
  • minute 48:54 - compost gases and CO2 in greenhouse
  • minute 52:10 - mulch, cover crops, weed control
  • minute 1:12:38 - useful tools worth their cost
  • minute 1:17:40 - drainage, slopes, and retention
  • minute 1:24:20 - irrigation


Shawn just published an amazing book that goes into way more detail on every thing you heard and more: (first ask your local bookstores) https://www.chelseagreen.com/permaculture-subject/the-bio-integrated-farm

Other resources: https://www.clemson.edu/sustainableag/resources.html

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