Category Archives: Permaculture Design

Windowsill Farming with Microgreens

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Packing a nutritional punch and super easy to grow in spaces as small as windowsills, there’s a lot to love about microgreens.

Simply put, these baby plants are vegetable, greens and herb seedlings, harvested at just a week or two old.  Continue reading

‘Oaks Organics’ Keyline Farm field trip: May 4th

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Want to check out a keyline farm designed by P.A. Yeomans in western Sydney? Here’s your chance.

As part of  The Yeomans Project, our friends Lucas and Ian are hosting a field trip to the extremely interesting property ‘Oaks Orgaincs’ on May 4th…  Continue reading

How to plant a tree, Milkwood style

1403 pdc treeplant01 Planting a tree is a simple act. But, as we’ve learned on a site that’s sometimes less-than-welcoming to tree establishment, there’s ways, and there’s ways that work.

Last week, with our Permaculture Design Course students, we planted oak trees. And for this site, there needs to be a little more involved than poking holes in the ground and inserting acorns into them…  Continue reading

Bean Tipi: the harvest

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It’s a cubby house, but also bee forage, a shade structure for tender herbs, a plentiful source of dinner beans, and seed saving stock, too. Hooray for the Bean Tipi!

And I don’t think our summer garden will ever be without one, from this year onward. They’re far too much fun.

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Pip Magazine is live – get your permaculture on

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Hey great news – Australia has it’s very own, brand-spanking new Permaculture Magazine. It’s called Pip, and we love it.

Pip is going to come out twice a year (to begin with) and offer a stack of info as well as glimpses into fabulous permaculture gardens, projects, people and more…

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Home-grown Shiitake Logs: harvest time

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Growing shiitakes on logs is a great idea for any backyard or small farm food system. Partly because after the burst of work needed at the start, you don’t need to think about them for a fair while, until they’re ready.

Then there’s the main reason that shiitake logs are a great idea. Because eventually, one rainy day, you get shiitakes. Oh so good…  Continue reading

How to: test your garden soil’s pH, and balance it for a better veggie harvest

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So you’re resolved to grow the best darn vegetables ever. You’re on a mission to feed your family nutrient-dense, organic, home-grown food, to stick it to the supermarket, and to hopefully have enough to share with friends and neighbours too.

Getting your soil’s pH balanced can help a lot. Here’s how to do it: Continue reading

Announcing: David Holmgren & our Winter PDC

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We are excited to announce that David Holmgren, co-originator of Permaculture, will be joining Nick as a special guest teacher on our Winter Permaculture Design Certificate course happening this July in Sydney.

Here’s why we think this is such a big deal: Continue reading

Visiting a hillside Backyard Permaculture in Hobart…

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This place! These people! Recently I was lucky enough to hang out at Good Life Permaculture’s HQ, based in a backyard in the hills high above Hobart, Tasmania.

Hannah and Anton are busy turning a steeply sloping backyard into a patch of edible awesome – complete with veggie beds, food forests, chooks, ducks and bees…   Continue reading

4 Free Workshops at the MCA in Sydney

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We’re curating a series of ‘Club Nights’ for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney this January… and the theme is (wait for it) Permaculture!

The fun starts this Thursday the 9th at 6pm. Here’s what we have planned for you…  Continue reading

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