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Permaculture Design Process with Dan Palmer: Woodend Example

July 13, 2015 | Permaculture Design | 0 comments | Author:

So what does a permaculture design process look like on the ground, outside the world of a Permaculture Design Course? Here we have Dan Palmer, who’ll be teaching an Advanced Permaculture Design Course with us in October, sharing an example … Continued

Design Basics: Mapping the Sun on your Site

June 1, 2015 | Design, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 7 comments | Author:

When you’re creating a permaculture design, mapping where the sun falls on your site at different times of the year is central. Why? Because plants need sun. If you want to healthy veggies or sweet fruit you need to place … Continued

Happy Earth’s Urban Food Forest in Unanderra – it’s grown!

March 23, 2015 | Forest Gardening, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Urban Permaculture | 5 comments | Author:

Inspiration takes many forms, but a thriving backyard ecosystem like Happy Earth has got to be pretty high up on our list. Ali + Rich have created this edible suburban oasis over the last 8 years, on a sloping block in … Continued

Designing for life at our first Rooftop Garden PDC

February 23, 2015 | Education, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 3 comments | Author:

How do we actually design + implement a secure future for our communities? One that’s resilient, regenerative, positive, healthy and inter-connected. It’s a big question, and one that comes up (multiple times a day) at our Permaculture Design Courses, where … Continued

Dr Vandana Shiva in Sydney on 20th of February

February 10, 2015 | Community Projects, Farming, Permaculture Design, Seed Saving | 3 comments | Author:

And we just thought we’d let you know, incase you want to come along. She’s giving a talk in Surry Hills of Friday 20th February called PLANET ON A PLATE, and she’s being introduced by the one and only Joel … Continued

Planting Day at 107 Rooftop Garden

November 18, 2014 | Community Projects, Design, Gardening, Growing, Kitchen Garden, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Urban Permaculture | 3 comments | Author:

You know it’s going to be a good day when you jump out of bed, pull on overalls and work boots, and head  for the door with your big straw hat, garden gloves in your pocket. It was raining in … Continued

Free Talk by The Free Food Family: Kiama, 18th Nov

November 15, 2014 | Appropriate Technology, Art, Community, Gardening, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 4 comments | Author:

If you haven’t been following ArtistAsFamily‘s current and epic journey around Australia, you should be. It’s seriously got it all – pedal-powered travel, foraged food, big hills, and bigger revelations. Lucky for us South Coasties, ArtistasFamily are stopping for a breather in Kiama next Tuesday … Continued

Visiting: Peter’s off-grid Homestead, Kangaroo Valley

September 4, 2014 | Animal Systems, Ducks, Gardening, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 9 comments | Author:

It’s many a city dweller’s long-lived dream. Skip out on the hustle and bustle and set up a life of clean air and green space in the country. Peter Brandis held that dream for 25-plus years – and one day, … Continued

Visiting Kangaroo Valley Permaculture

August 11, 2014 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 12 comments | Author:

Kangaroo Valley is this rather special place where a thick mist rests, each morning, until about 10am. And then magically lifts, to reveal lush farmlands, rivers, creeks, and escarpment rainforest, all around. Recently I went there to visit Kangaroo Valley Permaculture – an established permaculture homestead that … Continued

Trying out the Hungry bin Wormfarm

August 6, 2014 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Vermiculture (worms) | 41 comments | Author:

Is it possible to recycle 100% of a small family’s organic kitchen waste with just a simple, single worm farm? I’ve always wondered. I’ve done 50% of our scraps easily – but the whole lot? That’s… a lot of scraps, … Continued

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