Sunday, October 13, 2013

Free download of Permaculture book

GO TO for a free download of our Permaculture book written by April Sampson-kelly (Post Grad Dip sci) and graduate of Bill Mollison.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Starting out in Permaculture

Starting Out In Permaculture

native_raspberryWant to Get Started in Permaculture?

Some people like to start now building skills and knowledge in a healthy lifestyle. Permaculture is not about a return to peasantry labour. It is about designing a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your community. It encourages a search for connections between people and their food. Permaculture is only half about where and what we do. The social side of Permaculture is invisible but just as important.
When we build skills to enjoy interdependence we lighten our load on the environment and other people.

Finding A Place To Put Down Your Roots
Getting Started in Permaculture

Make a Herb Garden

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It's All About zones
Design using Zoning helps us place elements where they are needed according to level of observation and attention. In Permaculture we break the design up into Zones according to the amount of attention each area requires Zone 0 – Home = indoor production (sprouts/ferments) and processing of food, waste, water collection, repairs and education. Zone 1 – Area outdoors needing regular observation tending and harvesting eg. plants we can browse and use each day.- intensive garden beds with keyhole access. Zone 2. Less intensive managed areas but with animals needing daily attention eg. poultry, rabbits, worm farm, snail farm. Orchard trees. Zone 3 Occassionally visited areas with self-fed animals (stock) and seasonal wide ranging crops eg. corn, wheat, rice, pumpkin, bamboo Zone 4. Wild food gathering (eg. nuts, native fruits) Wood for Fuel, self seeding trees Zone 5. Natural area – a rarely visited area. linked with neighbouring wildlife corridors. Sometimes managed to reduce risk of catastrophes ie. fire/pollution/drought/hurricane.

Know how to Grow your own food!

Http:// is all about how to grow your own food. Permaculture free info is on and there are heaps of free training on and