Texas Permaculture Gardening And Food Forestry Tips For February

Ryan planting a fig tree, making sure to disturb the roots to encourage healthy establishment.

On February 1st there is a transition from the first half of Winter to the second. In Central Texas the second half of Winter can be a somewhat unpredictable time in terms of the weather. February will probably be the time of the last and most severe freeze of the Winter. Warm afternoons might lead […]

How To Bring A Pasture Back From Death By Overgrazing In 8 Simple Steps.

Cover crops coming up from bare ground

Step 0 – Stop grazing the land and let it rest while you do the following steps. You can keep your Agricultural exemption (1-d-1 appraisal) while you do this. Just call your county exemption agent and let them know what your up to. They will grant you a 1 year or more rest period. If […]

Texas Permaculture Gardening and Food Forestry Tips for January

A texas permaculture garden transformation!

In Texas Permaculture Gardens, we never really go fully dormant. There’s always something to do in your garden or food forest to help keep things an a good trajectory. One of the core philosophies on the care and maintenance of gardens at Symbiosis is that all the activities that need to be done to keep […]

What You Need To Know On Soil Amendment For Ultimate Success

Ryan and Chris tending the soil around a fruit tree. Texas Permaculture

Few elements are as critical to gardening success as soil amendments. “Don’t forget your fertilizer” is a great start, however, we can do more for our gardens than simply adding fertilizer. Let’s consider the elements that can help feed and develop your soil! Consider these qualities of a good amendment program for ultimate long term […]

Structured Water, is it real and powerful or another scam?!

MEA Structured Water Device

Water is water, right? Most people have heard of structured water but is it legit? We’ve done the research to try our best to help you decide for yourself…  The water out of your tap and the water inside of the cells of your body and inside the cells of a plant are similar in […]

Seeding For Biodiversity and Endangered Species in Texas

Seeds Sprouting in Texas Hill Country

As a brief review of the articles we’ve published lately, we’ve discussed the power of Basalt dust and Azomite as broad mineralizing solutions. The value of starting as high on your property as possible and slowing the water down so that it can sink into and be stored in your landscape. We have discussed the […]

The Incredible Power Of EM1 In Soil Building

Chris applies EM1 to a 1 year old food forest in Bastrop, Texas

The harmonious interplay of beneficial microorganisms in healthy soil ecosystems facilitates the immune system of healthy plants. A balanced diversity of soil microorganisms mitigates the risk of soil-borne pathogenic diseases. Many soil microorganisms form synergistic relationships with each other and with plants, collectively breaking down organic matter into nutrient dense humus, activating biochemical hormones that […]

How Toxic Is Round Up?

Have you ever had something in your home so toxic you actually could not dispose of it safely? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were to come in direct contact with or even ingest something like that? Recently a client shared how they needed old barrels of Roundup removed from their property. […]

Is Bokashi The Best Composting System?

Composting is an essential first step in providing perpetual fertility to your soil. All food scraps can be turned into plant food, which can be turned into more food for the family. Composting your food waste creates a circular system of growth, moving away from overly extractive relationships which have led to the generalized degradation […]

How Do We Start A New Regenerative Land Design?

We are going to share some of our design systems that empower us to find the right solutions to challenging problems in unique contexts. We work with a myriad of different types of clients, goals and properties that contain multitudes of diverse ecosystems. From high caliche hill country Juniper and Oak forests in the west, […]