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 […]

Understanding Biodynamic Agriculture With Adam Russell – Hope Grows Podcast

Seed head Geometric close up

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 […]

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 […]

Holistic Soil Health – Going Beyond NPK With Biochemical Sequencing

Permaculture Food & Medicine Garden - 1 year old

Saving money by understanding how to move beyond the NPK Paradigm Nitrogen – Phosphorous – Potassium (NPK)  These are the names we are most familiar with when buying a fertilizer. The below method is how we save money and grow more nutrient dense crops that are less affected by insect and disease and have a […]

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 […]

Look Inside A 200 Acre Permaculture Project in Texas

permaculture in central texas

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 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. […]