Chopanddrop Photos & Videos

24 hours ago

It took me all week but I finally finished this yesterday 😓 all of the summer annual vegetable crops are pulled up, with anything left over eaten by our family, the chickens or the worms 🌽🍅🥒🥦 everything else was chopped and dropped back into the veggie beds to feed and build on our soil diversity in preparation for our next plantings 🌾🌱 perrenial plants such as chilli, capsicums and sweet potato stay, as well as the comfrey ofcourse! #thepermaculturepantry #chopanddrop #permaculture #returntotheearth #fullcircle #sustainable #vegetablegarden #feedthefamily

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5 days ago

These are all the wood from the glyricidia cuttings. We used to put them along with the leaves but my guys are not too fond of seeing snakes these days. I need to find some trenches or make some trenches to use up this lovely carbon. #carbon #wood #carboninsoil #mulch #chopanddrop

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14 days ago

This was my very first illustration using Holbein Acryla Gouache a little over a year ago. Since then I have also discovered Liquitex Acrylic Gouache. They are pretty much on a par with each other. The Holbein is more portable, so I use it out in the field. Since I “got the hang” of painting with acrylic gouache, I’ve been using it for nearly all of my nature journaling. It has several qualities that I need: it is opaque, fast drying and doesn’t shift color or values from wet to dry. If you want more info, check out my YouTube channel for tutorials, reviews and more. #mushrooms #naturejournal #tucson #sonorandesert #gardenjournal #acrylagouache #holbeinacrylagouache #chopanddrop #permaculturegarden

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15 days ago

This is the Puente Food Forest area, where we did selective 'chop & drop' leaving the beneficial trees. Now they have sufficient light & less competition for nutrients. When the rains start, we'll begin interplanting fruit trees, root vegetables and others. ~~~ Este es el área del Bosque Comestible Puente, donde realizamos 'corta y deja' selectivo, dejando los árboles beneficiosos. Ahora tienen suficiente luz y menos competencia para los nutrientes. Cuando empiezan las lluvias empezaremos a plantar entre ellos con frutales, legumbres y otros. ~~~ #buildsoil #chopanddrop #community #comunidad #diversity #ecoaldea #Ecoliving #ecovillage #ediblelandscaping #Gemeinschaft #gogreen #green #intentionalcommunity #leavetheleaves #mothernature #naturaleza #ökodorf #permaculturedesign #foodforest #forest #forestgarden #bosquecomestible #permaculturegarden #sustainableliving #Permakultur #Öko #ecowarrior #environment #eco #ecofriendly at Antón

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19 days ago

How do you divert 3000lbs of expired produce and 150 cubic ft of landscape waste from the landfill in less than 2 hours? It happens like this: Two weeks ago I noticed a tree clearing crew axing trees beneath the power lines in the easement just north of the @communityfoodbank , so I asked the crew if they would be kind enough to drop their chips at the garden when they were finished. The crew was more than happy to because otherwise they would instead have to PAY to have them dumped in the landfill. It's a win win for everyone, I get a free truck load of wood chips, the crew gets to go home early, and #motherearth is happier. The following week I noticed two pallets of expired zucchini and bananas in one the food bank holding areas. I asked the wonderful crew in the warehouse if I could have those pallets and they were more than happy to donate them to the garden because otherwise they would most likely would have ended up in the garbage. Which brings is to today and this beautiful compost pile you see here. Working alongside food bank volunteers aged 3-65, we were able to build 3 compost piles with all of the tree trimmings and expired produce, and we accomplished this together in a little over an hour. 💪🏼 Once this compost is finished, in about 90 days, we'll use it to feed our soil at the #nuestratierragarden. If all goes as it's supposed to, the food that we then grow in the garden will hopefully find it's way back into the community. This is the cycle as it is intended. No waste. Everyone working together. Every food bank in the country should be working towards creating an environment where this type of work can take place. Every restaurant, every school, every hospital and every house could have a garden. Oh, and a compost pile. 🍌 • • • • • #biomass #chopanddrop #compost #composting #composhustle #covercrop #feedthesoil #feedthesoilnottheplants #greenmanure #growroots #growrootsnotplants #livingmulch #womeninagriculture #womenwhofarm #womeninag #girlswhogrow #farmher #farmlikeagirl #farmgirl #farmgirls #farmette #farmlifebestlife #landgirls #womenslandarmy #gardengirl at Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

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23 days ago

When you prune a tree, don't put the prunings with the trash. They're mulch. Just drop them under the tree. #chopanddrop at Green Anole Gardens

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25 days ago

Despite having a few frosts around the farm the Mexican sunflower still looks great! This (Tithonia diversifolia) is one of our main sources of biomass and nutrition around the farm, constantly being managed in our chop and drop system. Normally we prune them so often they don’t get the chance to flower, but in the fall/winter we let them go for a little more color around here. 🌻 at Tampa, Florida

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26 days ago

A Lady's Mantle volunteer just popping up in the frosty herb border today. . An #edibleperennial that is also a prolific #selfseeder. Reputedly good for ladies issues and metaphysically to get closer to our feminine side and our intuition. I have an abundance of it here, time to #spreadthelove and find some new homes for some of it I think, so I'll be potting up the volunteers and passing them on... . It was bright and sunny today, but still very frosty so not much weeding was done... instead I cut back the parsley and sage and laid the trimmings on the #nodig border as a #chopanddrop #mulch where it will die back and feed the soil. . What's going on in your garden today? Do you pass on your surplus plants? . #growyourownmedicine #inmygarden #selfsufficient #homesteading #growyourown #naturalremedies #greenwitch #hedgewitch #herbalremedies #gardenherbs #selfsufficiency #permaculture #wildedges #wildfood #permaculturegarden

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1 month ago

This caught my attention on our land. I can’t quite make out if these are little bunches of leaves or if they’re tiny green flowers. What do you think? ~~~ Esto me llamó la atención en la finca. No he podido determinar si son pequeños racimos de hojas o si son diminutas flores verdes. ¿Qué te parece? ~~~ #life #diversity #soil #buildsoil #leavetheleaves #chopanddrop #ediblelandscaping #foodforest #forestgarden #noplanetb #ecolife #ecovillage #ecoaldea #ökodorf #panamá #permaculture #permacultura #Permakultur #nature #Natur #naturaleza #ecoliving #savehumanity #selfawareness #ecotravel #ökoreisen #globalshift #forest #savetheearth #naturallife at Antón

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1 month ago

Nature makes you mulch for free! If there is an area in your garden or driveway that you are constantly raking, save all that leaf littler for your flower beds and veggie patches. When leaves decay, they become humus (not hummus!) which is like living compost, so don’t throw it away, put it back in the soil. Mulch keeps the soil cool & moist & best of all... weed-free! Most weeds can be cut at the base of the stem before flowering & left on the surface to decompose & add nutrients back into the soil... The peeps in the permaculture world call this method “chop & drop” ✨🌱✨ #thankyouverymulch #mulch #chopanddrop #sunflowerbed #gardentime #permnaculture

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1 month ago

#layers When stalks are all that’s left in the garden we #chopanddrop them, pointing them down the beds so mycelium has a chance to run as far as it can. A nice layer of oak leaf mulch on top ensures a good environment for them to break down over time, feeding the worms, shredders and other microbiology, which in turn feeds the plants. 🌿♻️🍄♻️🌱 where’s the worm emoji? Lol

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1 month ago

Couple of short #fruitree rows have been tidied up. Weeded and mulched. No herbicide so the weeds can get out of control. Planning to do a couple of experiments with #livingmulch Downhill row was planted out with #sweetpotato runners today. Uphill row will have circles of #comfrey planted around the trees. Once the comfrey takes off it will mine minerals from the soil and the leaves will be used as a #chopanddrop mulch. Also when the leaves are thick the comfrey plants deprive the weeds of light. #organicgardening #growyourown #organicweedcontrol #permaculture #growsomething #homegrown #gardenlife #thehappygardeninglife #growfood #nozerodays

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2 months ago

Right here is where we’re going to set up the first dwellings at our EcoVillage Project. After much observation we’re thrilled to have identified this site. Now we start site planning & observing specific sun and wind behaviors on this spot in order to locate the various elements most appropriately. ~~~ Justo aquí es donde vamos a establecer las primeras viviendas en nuestro Proyecto de EcoAldea Después de mucha observación estamos encantados de haber identificado este sitio. Ahora comenzamos la planificación del sitio y la observación específico de los comportamientos específicos del sol y el viento en este lugar con el fin de localizar los diferentes elementos de manera más adecuada. ~~~ #life #diversity #soil #buildsoil #leavetheleaves #chopanddrop #ediblelandscaping #foodforest #forestgarden #noplanetb #ecolife #ecovillage #ecoaldea #ökodorf #panamá #permaculture #permacultura #Permakultur #nature #Natur #naturaleza #ecoliving #savehumanity #selfawareness #ecotravel #ökoreisen #globalshift #forest #savetheearth #naturallife http://8thLifePanama.org at Antón

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2 months ago

This is the area we’ll be converting to our food forest. We’re so excited to have learned to identify the useful species and will be selectively ‘chopping and dropping’ around them. This reduces competition for nutrients and gives the desired plants more sun. It also provides groundcover which retains moisture, lets microorganisms do their thing, and improves soil quality. ~~~ Esta es la zona que vamos a convertir a nuestro bosque comestible. Estamos muy emocionados de haber aprendido a identificar las especies útiles y selectivamente practicaremos ‘cortar y dejar’ a su alrededor. Esto reduce la competencia por los nutrientes y da a las plantas deseadas más sol. También proporciona una masa vegetal que retiene la humedad, permite que los microorganismos hagan su cosa, y mejora la calidad del suelo. ~~~ #life #diversity #soil #buildsoil #leavetheleaves #chopanddrop #ediblelandscaping #foodforest #forestgarden #noplanetb #ecolife #ecovillage #ecoaldea #ökodorf #panamá #permaculture #permacultura #Permakultur #nature #Natur #naturaleza #ecoliving #savehumanity #selfawareness #ecotravel #ökoreisen #globalshift #forest #savetheearth #naturallife at Antón

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2 months ago

3 of my favorite hand tools when working with agroforestry systems: two bill hooks and a sickle. The curved blades are great for cutting through grass. The long straight blade of the bill hook works like a machete to chop small and medium branches. The bill hook on the right is affordable and made by Fiskars, I prefer it to the heavier and more expensive model on the left. The Fiskars is lighter, so is easier on the body and allows for faster movements. The sickle is preferred when there is no woodie material to cut, just grass and weeds. I use these tools to chop and drop nitrogen fixing species and to clear brush around young trees. They also look awesome.

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2 months ago

A final photo from our plant identification workshop. This is Monkey Fruit. It makes a great ornamental tree, provides shade, & monkey food. Our instructor was thrilled to find it and took home a couple of fruits to start seedlings. ~~~ Una foto final de nuestro taller de identificación de plantas. Esto es Fruta de Mono. Hace un gran árbol ornamental, proporciona sombra, y comida de mono. Nuestro instructor estaba encantado de encontrarlo y llevó a casa un par de frutas para comenzar los plantones ~~~ #life #diversity #soil #buildsoil #leavetheleaves #chopanddrop #ediblelandscaping #foodforest #forestgarden #noplanetb #ecolife #ecovillage #ecoaldea #ökodorf #panamá #permaculture #permacultura #Permakultur #nature #Natur #naturaleza #ecoliving #savehumanity #selfawareness #ecotravel #ökoreisen #globalshift #forest #savetheearth #naturallife at Antón

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2 months ago

This pretty purple flower is called ‘Deer’s Eye’. We find it climbing up grasses and trees in the wooded areas on our land. ~~~ Esta hermosa flor morada se llama ' ojo de venado '. Lo encontramos trepándose por las gramíneas y árboles en las zonas boscosas de nuestra tierra. ~~~ #life #diversity #soil #buildsoil #leavetheleaves #chopanddrop #ediblelandscaping #foodforest #forestgarden #noplanetb #ecolife #ecovillage #ecoaldea #ökodorf #panamá #permaculture #permacultura #Permakultur #nature #Natur #naturaleza #ecoliving #savehumanity #selfawareness #ecotravel #ökoreisen #globalshift #forest #savetheearth #naturallife at Antón

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2 months ago

At Saturday’s workshop we learned about the value of the trees found on Finca Astoria in terms of improving soil quality, providing shade and food for birds and other wildlife, wood for building, and even some medicinal uses. ~~~ En el taller del sábado aprendimos sobre el valor de los árboles que se encuentran en finca Astoria en términos de mejorar la calidad del suelo, proporcionando sombra y alimento para las aves y otras especies silvestres, madera para la construcción, e incluso algunos usos medicinales. ~~~ #life #diversity #soil #buildsoil #leavetheleaves #chopanddrop #ediblelandscaping #foodforest #forestgarden #noplanetb #ecolife #ecovillage #ecoaldea #ökodorf #panamá #permaculture #permacultura #Permakultur #nature #Natur #naturaleza #ecoliving #savehumanity #selfawareness #ecotravel #ökoreisen #globalshift #forest #savetheearth #naturallife at Antón

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2 months ago

Fixing the 'unfixable'. Its pretty safe to say this '56 Chrysler wayfarer ute has seen better days. Every panel is rusted, most have had plates tacked over the top, the bottom 8-12inches of the entire vechile has been replaced (poorly) at some stage. With only bad welds and pop rivets holding things in place the front of the car now sits around 6inches higher than the b-pillar and the doors do not fit. The only thing worst than fixing rust, is fixing someone elses uneducated attempt at rust repair. Good thing we love a challenge! With alot of hard work and a little bit of luck 2019 will see the resurrection of this 62 year old machine. The original styling will remain, thankfully the owner is allowing us to make some tasteful changes along the way! (More content on our fb page 'Silver Aces custom metal) #hotrod #sheetmetal #baremetal #handcrafted #silveraces #custom #steel #builtnotrebuilt #hashtag #art #automotive #automotiveart #fabrication #kustom #chopanddrop #whitewalls #rims #artwork #automotive #coachbuilding #conceptart #low #slammed #oneoff #prototype #traditional #tig #welding #design #designer

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2 months ago

Yesterday we tackled the Great Renown St Weed Patch, the only part of the street that hasn't been mulched yet. Some very satisfying weed removal after all the rain! And we got most of them before they set seed. --- #upfieldurbanforest #urban #melbourne #community #volunteer #greeningmelbourne #greenthumb #garden #gardening #fighttheurbanheatsink #cooling #shade #gardening #connectingthecommunity #connectingcommunities #greeningtheworld #greeningmoreland #urbanforest #urbangreenspaces #railvergegardening #weeding #chopanddrop #weeds at Coburg North

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3 months ago

Will be selling a very limited run of my very own concept art in A3 prints. All 3 pieces are designed, hand drawn and digitally enhanced by myself. These are not your generic Ebay special so get in quick as these will go fast! Great gift idea for xmas and perfect wall art. Currently awaiting a quote from the printers. register for interest in the comments or via msg and we can get things underway! Cheers #hotrod #sheetmetal #baremetal #handcrafted #silveraces #custom #steel #builtnotrebuilt #hashtag #art #automotive #automotiveart #fabrication #kustom #chopanddrop #whitewalls #rims #artwork #automotive #blueprints #coachbuilding #conceptart #low #slammed #oneoff #prototype #promotional #traditional #wood #tig #design

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3 months ago

The things that follow us home! Whilst we wont personally be saving this one at the shop, it has been snatched from the jaws of the ever lurking scrappy! The old XP fronted, XM, was too good to not save, I'm sure its fate will lie in the hands of someone with vision and determination. #hotrod #sheetmetal #baremetal #handcrafted #silveraces #custom #steel #hashtag #metalshaping #metalfabrication #metalfinishing #ford #63 #dash #art #automotive #automotiveart #fabrication #kustom #chopanddrop #whitewalls #tig #xmfalcon #falcon #rust #rustygold

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3 months ago

Winterizing the vegetable garden 🍂🥀🍄❄️ Chop and drop all the dead stalks and old cover crops for biomass and green manure, top dressings of fermented grain, biochar, manures, oyster shell, worm castings, alfalfa, and cannabis leaf, cover crops spread , then all is covered with straw. Feels good to put these beds to sleep for the winter and prepare for next season. ☺️ #wintertime #farmlife #notill #chopanddrop #covercrops #foodproductioncomingsoon #growyourownfood #gardeningistherapy #lovewhatyoudo #heal_thyselfgardens #foodismedicine #everythingissacred

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3 months ago

Soil is one of the most important life supporting elements. Healthy soil supports a diversity of life, including micro and macro organisms, mycelium, and the roots of the plants we eat! Healthy soil = healthy life! You could start with composting your food waste. The are several methods of composting, even if you live in the city. Some other means include planting cover crops, rotational grazing, mulching, or the good ol' chop n drop (more on that later). Instead of hauling your leaves off or burning, you could use them as mulch! #life #diversity #soil #lifesupport #healthy #mycelium #macro #composting #food #leavetheleaves #buildsoil #chopanddrop #growfoodnotlawns #ediblelandscaping this picture is taken @senecatreehouse at Seneca Treehouse Project

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3 months ago

Cover crop mix of sunn hemp, cow pea, sunflower, and rye grass are ready to get mixed into our soil. All our beneficial insect friends send their “Alohas!”

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3 months ago

Lacy foliage of Gossamer Wattle seedlings 🌱 This wonderfully fast growing and hardy species is useful in lots of ways. Shade, windbreaks, erosion control, nitrogen fixation, chop + drop mulch, animal fodder, bee forage, floristry and general beauty make Acacia floribunda a go to for many. Fresh batch ready for planting this week at my stall in the Lismore Car Boot Market! #australian #native #gossamer #wattle #fast #growing #acacia #shade #windbreak #erosion #nitrogenfixer #chopanddrop #animal #fodder #bee #food #florist #plant #beauty #echidnanursery

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3 months ago

The body of this land is ready to sleep tonight, softly covered in mulch. Today I worked on a Regenerative Action Plan for a property in these mountains I love. Every moment I work on this project feels like magick in unfoldment. All work is ritual. #regeneratecalifornia #regenerativepractices #regenerativeagriculture #chopanddrop #permaculture #topanga #mountainmagick #thegaiaschoolofhealing #sacredgardens #wildland #love #california #topanga #allworkisritual #greenwitch at Topanga, California

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3 months ago

Cold weather makes me crave roasted dinners. Another fav chop and drop. Pork loin wrapped in bacon, roasted root veggies tossed in ghee and thyme with whole cloves of garlic tossed in. This pic has been filtered as winter sucks for lightening in the evenings. #roastedveggies #paleo #chopanddrop

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3 months ago

#curbappeal #takecareofwhatyouhave two young #crepemyrtle trees over-grown with grass and needed some #tlc 😉🙏 with @tjfreydis of the #dowellclan learning about some #chopanddrop and other techniques for building life in soil, increasing richness of organic matter and mycelium structures in the top soil. 👍😁 #upcycle #urbanpermaculture #homeschool #schoolofnature #soeasyachildcandoit (me 😂) Thank you @constellationtx and @mainstreetcoffeewinebar for your natural organic ways and support and #coffeehusk #coffeegrinds 🙏👍🌈

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