Compost, Food Forests, Food Plants - Annual, Food Plants - Perennial, For Sale, Rehabilitation, Soil Conservation, Trees, Urban Projects — by Wayne Fleming August 28, 2012
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.Comments (3)
Conservation, For Sale, Irrigation, Potable Water, Regional Water Cycle — by Tracey Buckley July 25, 2012
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 arid regions it is essential that you know how much rain occurs and how quickly that rain arrives as in some of the desert regions of the world the bulk of the rain arrives in a small amount of time, with large rainfalls once or twice a year. It is essential to have these recorded so that you can carefully assess your expected growth rates and establishment phases — it’s an important part of making judgments on how quickly you can move forward with your pioneering systems and the results that can be expected. It is one of the best assessment tools that a permaculture practitioner can use to gauge their research results.
Whether you are actually timing your tree planting period or gauging your window of opportunity to establish a cover crop when pioneering a food crop or food forest, these instruments are very simple yet extremely essential for people everywhere to take their rain readings to be recorded in a diary along with the crop / harvest results and system establishment research photographs.Comments (2)
DVDs/Books, For Sale — by Gordon Williams December 20, 2011
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.Comments (0)
For Sale, Urban Projects — by Nicola Chatham November 30, 2011
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 show you something that saved my life!” exclaims Rosina.Comments (3)
Food Forests, Food Plants - Annual, Food Plants - Perennial, For Sale, Medicinal Plants — by Bonnie Freibergs November 24, 2011
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 news for your crops — they should be healthy, disease and pest resistant, high in nutritional value and you’re likely to have a good harvest. A low rating means that your crop will not grow to its potential due to some external limiting factor, such as: a dilution of its nutrients due to high nitrate content, a mineral imbalance in the soil allowing weeds to flourish and take from your harvest, a low calcium content in the soil or a low/steady boron reading indicating an issue with the translocation of sugars within the plant.Comments (11)
For Sale — by Joel Bruce November 3, 2010
Offers over $800,000(AUD). Situated in a sub tropical permaculture-rich valley in Northern New South Wales, Australia, a unique, elevated, 92-acre property surrounded by Border Ranges National Park, Mt Warning and the Nightcap Range. Under 60 minutes drive to the Gold Coast, Queensland. Bitumen road frontage, and just a few minutes drive to a public school or Steiner school, store and Post Office.
Permaculture designed with consultation from Geoff Lawton. Regularly visited by Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Interns as an example of a broad scale Permaculture Farm.Comments Off
Courses/Workshops, DVDs/Books, For Sale, News — by Tagari April 28, 2010
with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton
Join Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton for an entire PDC lecture series in the comfort of your own home.
Refresh your experiences from the course or use this collection as an exceptional resource tool for any future projects you may have.
Be one of the first to own this incredible power house of information.
The DVD collection is suitable for use with NTSC systems and is region free. Some MacIntosh computers may have trouble playing these discs but suitable software upgrades may assist with this issue.
“Can you imagine a Design Course in every home?” Lisa Mollison, 2010Comments (33)
Aid Projects, Development & Property Trusts, Economics, Ethical Investment, Financial Management, For Sale, Village Development — by Andy Homer March 22, 2010
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 the next 2-3 years, many are wondering what to do with their money before it becomes worthless. This is why serious investors have at least part of their portfolio in tangible assets such as gold or land.
For a long time I wanted to buy some land and do something with it, but where I live the land is stupidly expensive (particularly for small amounts), the prices propped up by grants and other scams. I knew there was affordable land in other parts of the world but I had neither the contacts nor the confidence to do anything. Recently I bought a small piece of land in Morocco to build a school and internet project, based around permaculture. Having gone through the purchasing process, with some good friends over there helping, and having the deeds in my possession, I am in a good position to help others do something good with their money.Comments (5)
For Sale — by Geoff Lawton March 1, 2007
Tagari Farm is a 148 acre property owned by Bill Mollison’s The Permaculture Institute of Australia, situated in the sub tropics of Northern New South Wales in the ancient volcanic crater of Mt Warning which is the first spot on the continent of Australia to receive the sun’s light every morning. The Pacific ocean beaches are just 45 minutes drive away. Close to the outer western rim of the volcanic rim the farm sits just below a striking geographic feature called The Pinnacle. It’s a sharp edged pointed ridge line rising 2000 feet, the lower slopes include a large fertile river flat with a long frontage to South Pumpenbil creek.
The property was originally used for dairy and cattle grazing and has been extensively designed and established by Bill Mollison over 10 years as a permaculture model farm. There are 43 bodies of water — dams, ponds, canals and many miles of water harvest swales throughout the lush landscape. Gravity water is set from large high dams as main grid water cover the majority of the total landscape, part of this system includes 6 fish ponds set up for continuous water exchange flow through capable of holding 20,000 fish, also chinampa canal growing systems with the potential of the highest production of any system ever documented.
Living systems also include very diverse and extensive plantings of forestry including, timber, bee forage, animal forage, 60 species of timber and food bamboo, plus food forest fruit trees with over 300 mangoes.
The building infrastructure includes the original 90 year old farm house, a large 5 bedroom farm house, a straw bale barn used as a classroom, a large classroom/tea room with kitchen and toilets/bathroom, a very large open hay barn/machinery shed and numerous out buildings used for animal housing.
The property is ideally suited to permaculture education, demonstration and diverse sustainable organic production.
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