Regenerative Permaculture Neighborhood in Costa Rica



Regenerative Permaculture Neighborhood in Costa Rica https://buff.ly/2FAqYe1

From Pete Kanaris GreenDreamsFL: "Visiting this brand new eco neighborhood feels like one long relaxing exhalation. Nestled in the highlands of Plantanillo, Costa Rica, this small but mighty upcoming community is a fantastic demonstration as to what is possible for future communities all over the globe.

Brendon McKeon & his projects, including Eco Oasis and are the mastermind behind Natural Living Designs, a permaculture development design & build firm. If you have questions, or would like to be in contact with Brendon, you can send an email to him at: brendon@naturallivingdesigns.com

If you missed our previous videos with Brendon McKeon, you can use the links here to watch:
Eco Developer Creates 40 Acre Permaculture Farm in Costa Rica - https://youtu.be/loeUOsBCIe4
Permaculture Planet with Brendon McKeon: 6-Acre Food Forest & Homestead - https://youtu.be/vc035laeX74
Amazing Homestead Tour w/ Brenden McKeon Christian Vargas - https://youtu.be/RQv3pHN2B30

To see our full playlist for this trip, Costa Rica Permaculture Farm Tour 2.0 - https://bit.ly/2JQZ2CF
To see the full Costa Rica Permaculture Farm Tour Series, including our last tour - https://bit.ly/2qpY5bG"

St. John's Wort and Depression

St. John's Wort and Depression: In Depth: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/stjohnswort/sjw-and-depression.htm

Grumpy Gardener Medicine Show, St John's Wort: Bill Merill from Hawaii discusses Hupericum perforatum:



"Food gardening is the most intelligent adult endeavor on earth and ought to be understood by anyone who eats. You eat healthier, fresher, tastier food, enjoy gentle exercise, and make new friends." Source: http://amzn.to/RpbdJx

What to grow year-round in South Florida

Here are some vegetables that do amazingly well even in the blazing heat and humidity of the tropical summer in South Florida: Malabar SpinachMoringa TreeOkinawa SpinachChaya Tree Spinach, ChardOkra, Katuk, Cranberry hibiscus, Eggplant.

A list of some South Florida edibles: Acerola (Barbados) and Surinam cherry, Avocado, Banana, Carambola (star fruit), Cecropia, Cinnamon, Citrus, Coconut, Coffee, Grapes - muscadine, Guava, Hog plum, Jackfruit, June plum, Katuk, Lychee, Malay apple, Mango, Moringa, Nutmeg, Papaya, Passionfruit, Plantain, Purple mombin, Rambutan, Soursop, Star apple, Sugar apple, Tamarind, Wax apple.

Try sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) outdoors and Kratky off-the-grid hydroponics outdoors or indoors.



3 vegetable growing systems based on living arrangement (click on the link for a larger image).



"How to grow" guides for specific vegetables

How to Grow Tomatoes

How to Grow Peppers

How to Grow Cucumbers in Containers

How to Grow Lettuce

How to Grow Collard Greens (Collards)

How to Grow Radishes

How to Grow Garlic

How to Grow Cilantro

How to Grow Swiss Chard

Tools

Organic fertilizers to use in your home garden

Raised Garden Bed from Costco

Raised Garden Bed: What soil to select?

Grow Box - Sub-irrigated planter (SIP) by Garden Patch vs. EarthBox - sub-irrigated planter, garden container for vegetables

How to repel animals from your vegetable garden? Use pepper/garlic spray

Portable walk-in greenhouse http://goo.gl/TKCis

References

Container Gardening - Growing Your Greens - YouTube http://bit.ly/1woBV6T

A Crop-by-Crop Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fruits - MOTHER EARTH NEWS http://buff.ly/1qfvlOR

The Cooperative Extension Search engines searches a good number of university agricultural extension websites: http://www.extension.org/search

How to Grow - Bonnie Plants http://bit.ly/YGLCZN

Advice / Royal Horticultural Society http://goo.gl/gI44k

Useful Gardening Websites and Resources http://bit.ly/Mn8HLp

What Vegetables Should I Grow in My Garden? http://bit.ly/Mn8Kqz

Square Foot Gardening

Pots2Plots - How to grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and edible flowers http://goo.gl/QIlAR

Good Plants for South Florida | The Survival Gardener http://bit.ly/2yDTE2v

How to control the pickle worm in warm climates

Pickle Worm Control - "Bill covers all the possible means of control this terrible pest. All means are organic, some are no spray techniques."



Bill mentions a 3/4 inch net as suggested by University of Hawaii.

Why Grow Fruit Trees from Seeds?

From Bill Merrill: "Plenty of people believe growing fruit from seeds is not the best idea, Bill has a different opinion and explains why."