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The 2015 Permaculture Calendar is go!

July 30, 2014 | Permaculture Design, Publications | 5 comments | Author:

Hooray for the 2015 Permaculture Calendar! Once again the crew at permacultureprinciples.com have created a beautiful and intimate calendar that is packed with useful info and also just plain lovely to have on your wall. And yes, it also has the best … Read More


Pip Magazine is live – get your permaculture on

March 26, 2014 | Permaculture Design, Publications | 13 comments | Author:

Hey great news – Australia has it’s very own, brand-spanking new Permaculture Magazine. It’s called Pip, and we love it. Pip is going to come out twice a year (to begin with) and offer a stack of info as well as … Read More


3 great Urban Permaculture Books (and a giveaway)

November 30, 2013 | Appropriate Technology, Publications, Urban Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 5 comments | Author:

Here’s three great books we’ve read recently on creating resilience and abundance on the small, down the side and round the back. They’re three very different books, and we rekon they’re all excellent resources to have on you Urban Permaculture … Read More


2014 Permaculture Calendar is Out! Would you like one?

September 10, 2013 | Publications | 61 comments | Author:

Huzzah. The 2014 Permaculture Calendar is out – and it’s a beauty. This year, it even includes a funky (and very useful) moon planting guide within. In celebration of this fine publication, we’ve got a few copies to pass on… 


Holy Shit: a book review

June 24, 2013 | Compost, Humanure, Nutrient Cycling, Publications | 10 comments | Author:

What is most intriguing to me about this little book is that, once again, good writing has allowed me to re-discover a subject that I thought I had it together on. I mean, we farm naturally at Milkwood. We know and we … Read More


3 great Mags doing food with guts

June 2, 2013 | Publications | 5 comments | Author:

Food is politics is culture. Food is hot, and not just out of the oven – it’s a lens and a metaphor and a microcosm and an ethical battleground and… yeah, I know you know. It’s big. In the last short while … Read More


The Bee People: free e-book

February 14, 2013 | Natural Beekeeping, Publications, Resources | 10 comments | Author:

The Bee People was written by Margaret Warner Morley in 1905 as a book for children about honeybees; their biology, their social habits, their work as pollinators, and their honey. I picked it up as a curiosity but you know … Read More


Allsun Farm in Organic Gardener Magazine

February 11, 2013 | Market Garden, Publications | 0 comments | Author:

Without Joyce and Mike from Allsun Farm, we probably wouldn’t have a market garden. These two firey spirits have been growing good stuff and passing on their knowledge for decades. We feel lucky to know them and we love to … Read More


Honeybee Democracy & The Sacred Bee: two great bee books

January 31, 2013 | Natural Beekeeping, Publications, Resources | 10 comments | Author:

Bees deserve more study than they get, seems to me. No matter if you’re a budding beekeeper or just a responsible citizen, these ladies and their ongoing work are responsible for one in every three bites of food we eat. … Read More


Urban Farming Guidebook: new resource

January 23, 2013 | Market Garden, Publications, Resources, Urban Permaculture | 25 comments | Author:

The Urban Farming Guidebook is a free pdf resource for helping local governments to plan the growing of food in their cities. Given that we’re all about bottom-up action, we feel that it’s best placed in the hands of potential … Read More