What's the Ideal Shape for a Strawberry Pyramid?

Submitted by Ben Stallings on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 20:12

When I teach intro classes on permaculture design, when we're talking about boundary optimization -- that is, when to maximize the edge and when to minimize it -- one of the questions I like to ask students is along the lines of, "How many strawberry plants, spaced 6" apart, can you fit in 16 square feet and still reach them all easily for harvest?"  The exact numbers are not important; what I'm looking for is the ideal design of a strawberry planter to maximize production in a minimum of space.

Boundary Optimization and other lessons for Art Therapy

Submitted by Ben Stallings on Sat, 07/09/2011 - 08:20

Today we presented a workshop at the American Art Therapy Association's annual conference in Washington, DC.  The slideshow for the presentation was too image-heavy to convert to a Google Doc, so we can't embed it here as a slideshow, but you can view or download a PDF copy.