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Fusion of music, permaculture something to 'CelebrATE' "CelebrATE integrates music and permaculture, as we feel that music is an ideal way to create community plus we are passionate about music," spokesperson Zaia Kendall said. "The event celebrates Bill Mollison's life by educating people and creating a community feel with permaculture and music workshops.

Permaculture design companion So I was just having a look at my sorely neglected page, and my 'about' section, and realised I've written about wanting to create a Permaculture garden. This is still a goal, and we've actually been to the last three Scottish Permaculture gatherings which always get me inspired.

Crystal Waters Permaculture Village Tour Northey Street City Farm. 16 Victoria Street. Windsor, QLD 4030. Australia. View Map View Map. Robin Clayfield will welcome you to Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, the Ecovillage that's been her home for over 31 years and is home to approximately 230 others.

Processing Waste on Site Since moving to Foxleigh Farm, I have been particularly concerned with how to best deal with the waste I create. Having access to recycling is completely taken for granted in Sydney. In Bourke, however, as in many rural Australian towns, there are no recycling facilities.

Incredibly Abundant Permaculture Garden In The City Produces Over 400kg Of Food Per Year… The Plummery is a suburban home where a backyard permaculture garden measuring only 100 sq/m produces over 400kg / 900 pounds of food year-round. In this tour of the garden Kat Lavers describes her approach to gardening, including vertical and biointensive growing, and how important it is - and possible!

Elk Mountain Hemp: Permaculture — Back to Basics - DOPE Magazine He believes that working with the land is a superior way to farm relative to working against it. "Permaculture takes a slower approach to soil building, and it doesn't seek to mine every ounce of N, P and K from the soil each season… permaculture is better for the land and the community," Pyne reiterates.

Permaculture Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them Crowded plants will not be as fruitful, healthy, or attractive, and it is so much easier to avoid overcrowding than to fix it afterwards! So, what do you do with that space while the trees and shrubs fill in? There are several good options.

Introduction to Permaculture Blackheath Community Farm. 60 Thirroul Ave. Blackheath, NSW 2785. Australia. View Map View Map. Introduction to Permaculture. 10am - 3pm Sunday 13 October. Blackheath Community Farm, 60 Thirroul Ave Blackheath. If you've always wanted to know what Permaculture is about, this Intro will give you a concise overview in an enjoyable outdoor classroom.

Can children create a permaculture design? This was the question put forward to me back in Brazil in 2007. Can children create a permaculture design? My answer was, but of course!

Stinging Nettle - 4 Ways! With the cool temperature, stinging nettle has been shooting up again. Yippee! Here is what you can do with it. Harvest large, dark green, leaves to make the best tasting soup you've ever eaten:. Boil through, blend smooth, strain, add salt/pepper to taste plus a large dollop of cream and garnish with chopped parsley!

Permaculture Helps Save Orangutans This new permaculture farm and education centre has been supported by Lush and they are also exploring the production of organic plants for essential oil production - such as lemongrass, patchouli, ylang ylang and vanilla.

Cobnuts or filberts Whilst browsing for seeds to take with us to the island in a few weeks time, I noticed that one of the online smallholdings that I was shopping from had filberts, or cobnuts, for sale. Husband loves nuts, and has reminisced often about eating fresh filberts as a boy in Istanbul.

How to Prune a Fruit Tree, Step By Step Fruit tree pruning is both an art and a science. The art to fruit tree pruning is not something that can be taught in a short article or video, but basic pruning technique is quite easy to understand, and once grasped, almost anyone can maintain a fruit tree, and do so successfully, year after year.

Cayuta Sun Farm Welcomes Visitors on Permaculture Weekend August 23-25, 2019 #FLXpermaculture Weekend @CayutaSunFarm #Woodland #Pasture #Tours #BBQ #Camping #Classes #Heritage Meats #Campfire #FingerLakes #permaculture #fun.

Scrap Happy Edge Scrap Happy in August: I finished the Scrappy Blanket that was started in February and I gave it a rather magnificently over-the-top edge. I made up the pattern for the edge as I went along, using Helen Shrimpton's Sunbursts from her Cosmic Cal pattern as a guide.

Our Waste Problem If you live in Australia right now you are probably aware that we have an EPIC problem with waste. Many city councils are sending our recyclable materials to landfill and for some, this is the first time you've really heard about our 'waste crisis'.

Episode-2490 - Growing Food in Small Spaces Today Nicole joins us to discuss growing food in small spaces as they share her story of how her family grows 300 lbs of food in 1/40th of an acre. We also discuss controlling pets, HOA issues, the advantage of small space growing and more. Resources for today's show… Sponsors of the Day.

Planet Local Short Film Series - Part 2: Diverse Farming Systems 'Use and value diversity' is one of the ten core principles of permaculture - for good reason. Studies have shown that small, diversified farms can yield more than twice as much food per acre when compared to large monocultures.

Permaculture Mini Blitz - Womble Inn - HARVEST TIME Eventbrite - Jodie Vennitti presents Permaculture Mini Blitz - Womble Inn - HARVEST TIME - Saturday, 31 August 2019 at 27 Coolbellup Ave, Coolbellup, WA. Find event and ticket information.

Permaculture Movie Night We invite you to continue meeting with us each month to learn and discuss permaculture. This meeting we will be showing a feature length documentary called "Inhabit." The film is 1 hour and 30 minutes long. There will be time for discussion before and after the film.

Half of it is fossil fuel A sprig of mint is found wilting in a single-use plastic punnet. The supermarket discards it, and with it, hundreds of other punnets. The mint was grown in Victoria - fertilised - irrigated - harvested - washed - dried - prepared in 50g bundles - packed in a plastic punnet and labelled.

Growing an Abundance of Food in the City Using Permaculture Kat Lavers demonstrates that it is possible to produce a meaningful amount of food on a standard sized urban block at The Plummery. The entire block including the house is 280 square meters but the food producing area is only 100 square meters.

Kaitiaki Farm Experience Kaitiaki Farm Experience. 7th-8th September, 2019. These events are part of Whanganui Permaculture Weekend. Choose one, two or all of the events on offer. Register: [email protected] Saturday, 7th Kaitiaki Farm, Whanganui. 3:30 - 4:30 Basic Care for Fruit Trees.

Paul Hawken on Drawdown: 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming A conversation on Drawdown, the one hundred most substantive solutions to reverse global warming between Paul Hawken and Damian Gameau.

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