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Salamander Springs Farm Permaculture and Natural Building Systems

Links to learn more!

Overview of Permaculture and Natural Building Systems at Salamander Springs Farm:  Click on each topic to open a set of

educational workshop slides about Salamander Springs Farm systems and hands-on workshops.  

 

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Farming with Permaculture:  Slides from workshops given by Susana Lein Winter-Spring 2023.  Includes overview of permaculture principles and zoning methodology, with a focus on regenerative agriculture, soil health, permanent beds, hugelkultur, organic no-till with diverse "relay" cover crops earthworks like contour swales, and food forest.

No-till Cover Crop Strategies for Small Scale Farms:  Presentation slides of given by Susana Lein for 2024 Organic Association of Kentucky annual conference.  These slides replace similar no-till cover crop presentations by Susana in 2023 (OAK/EKFC conferences). OAK members can access videos of conference presentations.

A shorter no-till cover crop workshop by Susana Lein and Jesse Frost (2023 OAK conference) is available on YouTube.   

Organic Association of Kentucky Field Day at Salamander Springs Farm, July 2022:  Summary & Resources

 

Workshop slides on Salamander Springs Farm Permaculure Systems until 2019 

Earlier powerpoint teaching slides by Susana detailing holistic permaculture farm systems through 2019. 

NO-TILL MARKET GARDEN PODCAST with Jesse Frost, January 2020, or listen on Youtube

Susana discusses no-till systems at Salamander Springs Farm and much more.​

 

No-Till Organic Relay Cropping in Kentucky, Ryan Maher, Cornell University, Small Farms Quarterly January 2018,

details the integrated no-till systems of dry beans, grains, cover crops and poultry at Salamander Springs Farm.

 

No-till Staple Crops in a Permaculture Production SystemSusana's workshop slides from Organic Association of Kentucky 2020

      Annual Conference, Louisville

NO-TILL MARKET GARDEN PODCAST with Jesse Frost, January 2020, or listen on Youtube

Susana discusses no-till systems at Salamander Springs Farm and much more.​

 

No-Till Organic Relay Cropping in Kentucky, Ryan Maher, Cornell University, Small Farms Quarterly January 2018,

details the integrated no-till systems of dry beans, grains, cover crops and poultry at Salamander Springs Farm.


Passive Solar Tiny House at Salamander Springs Farm:  

Principles and building methods.

Earthworks at Salamander Springs Farm
Contour swales, ponds, garden beds

Solar Dehydrator at Salamander Springs Farm
construction and function also shown in farm tour video 

Permaculture in Practice Workshops at Salamander Springs Farm
Hands-on practicums on farm systems

Clay Slip Straw Building workshops at Salamander Springs Farm

 

INHABIT film Susana and Salamander Springs Farm are featured in the award-winning internationally acclaimed permaculture documentary film, INHABIT, which premiered at the North American Permaculture Voices conference and the International Permaculture Convergence in London in 2015.  (Translated into 7 languages).

Earthen Floor Workshop at Salamander Springs Farm (one of first in Kentucky) 2008!

 

Susana's PERMACULTURE PODCASTS with Scott Mann:

  1. The Permaculture Podcast - 2015 - Episode 1538

  2. The Permaculture Podcast - 2016 - Episode 1620

  3. The Permaculture Podcast - 2018 - Episode 1806


Field cover crops and soils: CRAFT farm tour

Granary, Grain Mill & Corn Crib construction and use.


Salamander Springs Farm Annual Corn Harvest & Husking Parties

 

Ideas from Salamander Springs Farmtristansunkraut.com, July 18, 2022:  solar dehydration, no till grain production, no-till cover crops, intercropping diversity, polyculture cornfield, low-input farming..

Carbon Farming: Yale Climate Connections"Salamander Springs Farm in KY uses carbon-farming techniques to improve soil health and capture carbon..."
 

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