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Ep 79: Creating Your Own Permaculture Oasis (Even if You Don’t Have a Garden!) with Angela Ferraro-Fanning

By June 9, 2022No Comments2 min read

Conventional agriculture isn’t working; it’s time to go back to our roots! Angela Ferraro-Fanning is a permaculture farmer, which means she grows produce in a holistic and ecologically balanced way that mimics nature. In today’s episode, Angela explains how this approach (which is gaining traction across the world) allows soil, plants, and animals (including humans) to thrive. Angela grows a wide variety of produce on her farm and her “co-workers” range from honey bees to horses. Through her commitment to acting in alignment with nature, Angela has managed to get to the point where her farm is absorbing more carbon from the atmosphere than it is emitting! Don’t have a backyard? No problem! Angela also explains how you can create your own permaculture oasis in a pot!  

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introducing today’s guest, permaculture farmer Angela Ferraro-Fanning.
  • How permaculture differs from conventional farming. 
  • The downsides of conventional farming. 
  • Motivation fuelling the Food Not Lawns movement. 
  • How to create nutrient-rich soil for your patio permaculture garden.
  • Benefits of adding worms to your soil (just make sure they aren’t the jumping ones!).
  • Examples of plants that are “heavy feeders.”
  • Angela explains the concept of companion planting.
  • Animals who “work” with Angela on the farm.
  • Why the permaculture trend is growing.
  • Resources to help you get started on your permaculture journey.
  • Your food choices matter! 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Axe and Root Homestead

Axe and Root Homestead on Instagram

Axe and Root Homestead on YouTube

The Harvest Table

Little Homesteader

Restoration Agriculture

Dirt to Soil

Food Not Lawns

Deliciously Geeky

Allison Tannis on LinkedIn

Allison Tannis on Instagram

Natural Health Influencer on Instagram 

Natural Health Influencer Facebook Group

Pure-Lē Natural

Pure-Lē Natural Chlorophyll Products

Vista Magazine 

Vista Magazine on Instagram