Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch of Four Season Farm Visit

We had the pleasure of visiting Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch’s Four Season Farm on the Blue Hill Peninsula of Maine. Eliot Coleman Eliot Coleman is an organic grower specializing in four season farming through methods he has developed and refined over the years. Eliot is best known for his work in developing methods around: […]

How Technology Saved a Honey Bee Colony

21st Century Health Care for Honey Bees Bees are vitally important to modern agriculture. But in spite of the important role they play in pollinating so many foods, it is clear that beekeepers lack the kind of modern technology that currently exists both in other areas of agriculture and, crucially, in human medical research. Over […]

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Beekeeping 101: Organic, Natural, Traditional

The health and wellness of pollinators, particularly honey bees, is a frequent topic in the news these days. For good reason.  If you’ve followed the news blast you’re aware that honey bees as well as wild pollinators are struggling.  I recently read a report that claimed a 40% loss of honey bee hives in the […]

Organic Life Guru Sampler

Enjoy the Organic Life Guru Sampler on Your Organic Growing Journey

Sample some of the best video lessons on Organic Life Guru by clicking the links below. Enjoy! How to Grow a Medicinal Food Forest What is a Food Forest? Fencing Food Forest Update Part 1: Four months after planting Food Forest Update Part 2: Four months after planting Hugelkultur Food Forest Design and Care for […]

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This Online PDC May Be Just What We All Need…

Permaculture is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts of the modern environmental movement.  Sure, it boasts an enthusiastic following of passionate practitioners but most people, even among those who call themselves environmentalists, don’t understand what permacutlure is.  I think it’s fair to say that some of the uninitiated at least associate permaculture with organic […]

Permaculture Design Course Online

Are you looking for a permaculture design course online? The Permaculture Institute offers internationally recognized in person courses with Scott Pittman and a very talented teaching team. Here’s a video of one of those talented teachers, Durga, where she teaches about invisible structures in permaculture. If you are exploring permaculture design courses online, the course here […]

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Online Permaculture Design Course with Scott Pittman is Live

Here at Organic Life guru, we’re happy to announce the public release of the Permaculture Design Course we filmed with Scott Pittman and Durga. You can find out more about Scott and Durga at the permaculture Institute here. If you’re ready to learn an ecological design system, this course is for you. Check out this […]

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How to Inoculate a Log with Mushroom Plugs in 5 Simple Steps

Article and Photography by Jasmine A Koster Oyster mushrooms, while a delicious and healthy culinary ingredient, can be spendy at the grocery store. Luckily, they’re pretty easy to grow, and because of the relationship between mushrooms and decay in the environment, can be a powerful ally to your garden’s abundant growth—no matter the scale. Gabriel […]