From Permaculture in Timor to the tropical world

This is a story about how permaculture has taken root in Timor Leste, with unexpected results, and has become blended with Timorese culture and the push for sustainable food productions and development. It’s a story that started 15 years ago, and by telling it we can hopefully provide some knowledge and inspiration for others wanting […]

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Drying pears while the sun shines

Principle 2: Catch and store energy Do it Yourselfer #10 The transition from summer into autumn is a time of abundance in the permaculture garden. So much so that we sometimes get overwhelmed. We eat some, share some and save some. In order to preserve this abundance we use a number of techniques, including bottling […]

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Planting by the moon

Principle 1: Observe and interact Do it Yourselfer #6 The cycles of the moon have influenced gardeners from diverse cultures over many centuries. While science may not fully understand why planting by the moon works, anecdotal evidence suggests that it does. Permaculture co-originator David Holmgren’s writes “good design depends on a free and harmonious relationship […]

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