Permaculture Paradise at Val’s

This video is worth watching more than once to catch all the details and plant descriptions.

“Val and Eli take us on a tour of their permagarden in Jacksonville FL. They have created a wonderful, natural space filled with self-sustaining fruits, vegetables, herbs, medicines, colors, water, fragrances, and wildlife…. at their fingertips.

The benefits and techniques of permaculture include using little or no irrigation, recycling waste, using no pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers, in a food forest that sustains itself. Other topics include organic gardening, composting, urban agriculture, water filtration, and climate disruption. Permaculture offers worldwide solutions to hunger, nutrition, poverty, waste, irrigation, and poor health. Spread the word!”

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Val can be reached at 904-476-6388,, and at

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5 thoughts on “Permaculture Paradise at Val’s”

  1. But whether a place of residence or business
    all the other human needs addressed by Permaculture are also
    present, in support of such shelter. The fresh air and scenery brings
    back a sense of belonging with nature. You are the power person and your home is your happy lab.

  2. WOW! They really know their plants and how to set it all up. Only one thing I would advise them is to let more sun on the avocado tree. I used to live in southern California with an orchard very close and those trees need a lot of sun without plants above them and no blockage of sun, as in a house. It is a very particular tree. Other than that, they amazed me. I also was glad that their neighbors didn’t give them grief for doing something good. Now, it makes me wonder if there’s a book that would address the best plants for my area of the country. For that matter, for each state. It would be a great idea because what grows in Florida won’t grow every where. I’d also like to know of the plants that don’t need to be planted each year that would shoot up every year on it’s own. Particularly in a extreme snowy, wet climate. A complete Permaculture book that covers it all. Thanks Owen for sharing this with us.


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