Understanding Biodynamic Agriculture With Adam Russell – Hope Grows Podcast

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In this episode of Where Hope Grows we explore the esoteric and occult realms of Biodynamic Agriculture in a way that leads to a greater comprehension of how energy flows throughout the cosmos. By recognizing the patterns of growth and expansion as well as the flow of movement transitioning inwards and downwards, we have an […]

Look Inside A 200 Acre Permaculture Project in Texas

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A brief overview with Michael Wolfert of what a master planned, 200 acre permaculture project in Central Texas involves.  We’re using every tool in our tool box to achieve our key metrics of success. We’re using earthworks, keyline/ yeomans plow rips, no-till seed drilling, brush berms, log check dams, biodiversity plantings, rotational grazing and more.  […]

Racing the rain to build this pond!

Time lapse video of our team racing the rain to build a 1/2 acre pond designed and built in collaboration with Pete VanDyck of Drought Proof Texas from 2018 in Brenham, Texas. We used a bulldozer and vibratory, sheep’s foot roller to build this pond in about 1.5 weeks. We were racing the rain to […]

How To Specialize In Land Regeneration For Central Texas?

In this video we give a brief explanation for what we do at Symbiosis and what makes us Permaculture & Land Regeneration Specialists in Central Texas.  We are passionate & motivated. We take pride in our work. We are experienced and dedicated. We apply a balance of experienced practicality with vision and creative problem solving. […]

VIDEO: Protect Your Trees with Tree Cages (Deer Cages)

In this video we give a highly detailed explanation of how assemble your own Deer Cages. We’ve found this to be an essential component in establishing new  plantings in the hill country and other parts of Texas where the deer are overpopulated and swoop in on new plantings. Watch the full video here:

Chop & Drop Made Easy For Texas Homesteaders

Chop and drop is a term coined by permaculture guru Geoff Lawton, and describes the act of creating passively-composting mulch in place while pruning and weeding. In this video, Mike shows us how he chops and drops ragweed, a pernicious, fast-growing weed common to Central Texas that many people are allergic to. It’s good to […]

Why Is Mulch So Important For Permaculture In Texas?

In this video, we describe why mulching is important, especially in hot dry landscapes like Central Texas, and how it mimics natural ecological systems. Mulching has many benefits, such as helping water infiltration, lessening evaporation, protecting the soil from the sun, nurturing beneficial microorganisms, and suppressing weeds. Bottom line, you need to cover your soil […]

VIDEO: Groasis Waterboxx Review

In this video, Mike talks about the Groasis Waterboxx, a reforestation technology that helps to passively irrigate trees, protect soil and prevent weeds. When the air cools at night, water condenses and fills a reservoir that slowly irrigates the roots of a sapling. This is a very cost effective way to irrigate trees without installing […]

VIDEO: Ranch 3232 Campground Tour

Explore the work Symbiosis LLC has done at Ranch 3232 in Johnson City, Texas! Mike Wolfert of Symbiosis LLC shares his insights on utilizing short-term rental strategies for generating income to achieve long-term goals of creating sustainable spaces for all to enjoy, as demonstrated by Ranch 3232’s approach to development! Ranch 3232 Is a multi-faceted […]

VIDEO: How to Make Compost Tea!

In this YouTube tutorial video, Mike shows us how to make compost tea using compost, rainwater, an IBC, an aerator, Drama Green, molasses, Garden Juice Pro, and Medina Soil Activator. Compost tea is rich in beneficial microorganisms and makes nutrients more available to plants, and can be used in the soil or as a foliar […]