Category: For Sale

Selling the Family Plot of Gold

Almost 25 years ago I had THE big dream, THE self-sufficient, Permaculture lifestyle dream that is. From that moment on I worked hard towards it, both economically and educationally. Then finally, after five years my family and I swapped the mayhem of the city for a fresh air country plot of land on the Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia. Hooray! We did it! We arrived as a family of five which […]

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Perming the ‘Burbs in Queensland, Australia

With 80% of Australians living in the suburbs, this reality is a hurdle for responsible edible landscapers who know that not all the cookie cutters that we are forced to live amongst share the same vision.

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Rain Gauges

We now stock rain gauges of three different sizes, the Australian RainMaxx Rain Gauge System, from 90ml to 150ml to the large 280ml rain gauge. These are essential tools for gauging one’s rainfall when monitoring the establishment of a permaculture project. All sites need a rain gauge so that you can carefully assess the amount of rain that you get over a period of time. In some of the more […]

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Permaculture Diary and Calendar

The new year will soon be upon us, but there is still time to get your hands on the 2012 Permaculture Diary and Calendar so you can plan and keep track of all your events and activities.

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How a Single Women Transformed Her Urban Garden into a Productive, Organic, Tropical Paradise

You don’t have to know her street number to find Rosina Buckman’s place. All you need is the street name. Winner of the Edible Landscape Award from Australia’s Sunshine Coast Council in 2009, her garden spills out into the nature strip, bursting with plants. Her driveway, once a barren front lawn, is now edged with strawberry runners, passionfruit vines, chilies and edible greens. “Before we get started, I want to […]

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What is a Refractometer and Why Do I Need One?

Refractometers are used for quite a lot of things — drug diagnosis, gemology, veterinary medicine, aquarium upkeep and farming. In gardens and farming it is an all-in-one tool that can be used to test the health of your crops, via a brix rating system. A refractometer uses refractive light passing through plant sap or fruit or vegetable juice to take a reading of nutrient levels. A high rating is good […]

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Save the World, Without Giving Your Money Away!

Editor’s Note: There are still places available on the April 17-30 PDC in Morocco – you’re encouraged to book now! Andy’s side-offer, described below, may well be another good reason to go – as while taking the course you have opportunity to check out a very affordable investment opportunity that may pay dividends in more ways than one. With the high risk of our seeing hyperinflation hit us sometime in […]

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