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How to use the Permaculture Planning Pack, Elia Charalambides

In Elias Charalambides, nonfiction, visual on July 31, 2011 at 1:38 am

How does one use the Permaculture Planning Pack?

Mid Size Suburban Yard

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Permaculture Planning Pack, Elia Charalambides

In Elias Charalambides, nonfiction, visual on July 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Permaculture Planning Pack

All you need are the cards and something to represent your house.

 

 

The Beginnings part 2, Elia Charalambides

In Elias Charalambides, nonfiction, visual on July 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

This is the first plan I drew for the backyard. While drawing this was very enjoyable for me I realized that it was difficult for me to visualize changes to this plan on the fly. I had to re-sketch small sections of it before I committed to coloring them. For this reason it took me several weeks to finalize this drawing…and even now it is only a rough guide. As I look at it I wished I could easily move trees and bushes around. Maybe its because I’m on computers all day and have become accustomed to it but I still believed there could be tools that helped in the design process. These thoughts led me directly to the concept for the Permaculture Planning Pack and in future posts I will show how the cards are used.

Chicken Run, Elia Charalambides

In Elias Charalambides, nonfiction, visual on July 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm

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Chicken Characteristics from "Permaculture: A Designer's Manual"

Chickens can do far more than just produce eggs and meat. In a permaculture garden they:

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Peach, Elia Charalambides

In Elias Charalambides, nonfiction, visual on July 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

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Peach Tree

Mimosa, Elia Charalambides

In Elias Charalambides, nonfiction, visual on July 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Mimosa→

Mimosa Tree

Though considered opportunistic in some regions. This nitrogen fixing, fast growing small tree is great for attracting bees and especially hummingbirds. Hummingbirds not only drink the sweet pollen of many flowers but they actually eat many insects as well, acting as a predator for many pests in the garden.

Off the Shelf – Catalogue of Daydreams – Valentina

In cross, photography, Valentina Charalambides, visual on July 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

No Evil * Six elephants with raised trunks * Kombolói * Ouzo glass * happy ass * Short stemmed giraffe * malachite sphere * hourglass * Haiti shell with dedication * Three monkeys * Chinese marriage stamps * rolled scroll with golden ribbon * Exotic doorway * Dry leaf

 

Hardware of the Heart * Leather pouff center piece * double horseshoe * terracotta fleur de lys * Chip Rescue Ranger * Arizona rock * Fruit tile * Four women dancing on a rock * Longhorn drawer pull * Buffalo horn * Roc’s egg * Aunt Jemima with sweets * Fairy Lighter * Queen of Hearts keepsake box * Dime wedding ribbon * Apricot mosaic shard * Iron giraffe bookend

 

 

The Camel’s Eye * Sitting Zebra * Fiore Voodoo Doll * Milk Chocolate covered Ridged Chips Tin * Photobooth snapshots with corn-rows and a special godson * Murano glass pendant on leather braid * Leather camel rescued from refuse bin on 77th street * empty bottle of Rose’ * Iron giraffe bookend

The Beginnings, Elia Charalambides

In Elias Charalambides, nonfiction, photography, visual on July 25, 2011 at 12:21 am

Before this year, the backyard of my parents’ home used to be a mottled grassy/mossy open space. In the span of this spring and summer we have slowly transformed it into what you see below. There is a heavy focus on perennial low maintenance edible plants with a sprinkling of decorative ones.  This is the view from the back sliding door entrance. In total we have done this work, including the laying of the stones for the patio, in 5 weekends. Mostly by two people. There has been slight “weeding”, regular watering during dry the spells to get it started, and mulching. As of now we are probably using around 8-10% of the backyard to its potential.

 

Off the Shelf – Catalogue of Daydreams – Valentina

In cross, photography, Valentina Charalambides, visual on July 24, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Bee Balm Kisses * Pomogranite * Poppies * Rose Pastilles * Nuzzling Giraffes * pearls in the oyster * Wildflower Honeypots * Christian Dior * Snail Shell * Blown-glass and wax * Acorn * Seahorses * Sleeping Child * Peeking Cat

 

Lace on the Windowsil * Volcano Pitcher * Confit de Rose * München babes * Holland Clogs * Pippi Långstrump * Owners Manual 48B * Hand crochet * Long Stems of a pastel giraffe * Marble egg * Sailing Adventure

 

Parisian Teahouse * Florentine invitation * Bookshop in a sidestreet * Pulcinella Pepper * Queen of Hearts ashtray * Marzipan sweets * Alabaster eggs * Transparent Fetus * Nonna’s Superfly Shades * Le Chat Noir* Clothespin rocking chair* Moroccan blue * Snow-white’s jubilance * expired train ticket * ceramic butterfly

 


 

Almond, Elia Charalambides

In Elias Charalambides, nonfiction, visual on July 23, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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