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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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Pumpkin Guard using corrugated iron

Making plant guards from scrap

Principle 11: Use edges & value the marginal Do it Yourselfer #4 If Al Qaeda’s threat of disrupting oil imports comes to pass then we will see just how dependent our society has become on refined energy. Australia now imports 90% of it’s oil from overseas, and nearly half of the national refineries have closed […]

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Transformation of a barren backyard into a productive perennial food system

A Permaculture Food Forest in Three Years

Principle 12: Creatively use and respond to change   Nelson Lebo and his partner Dani purchased the worst house they could find in New Zealand and renovated it while planting over 100 fruit trees. Nelson’s blog Eco Thrifty Living contains a wealth of knowledge about his experiences, here he describes the development of their permaculture […]

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The 2014 Permaculture Calendar

The 2014 Permaculture Calendar embodies the ethics and principles that it illustrates Made from 100% post consumer recycled pulp on certified carbon neutral paper that is manufactured and printed in Australia using 100% renewable energy. The calendar’s size and weight take advantage of standardised postage and reduced freight costs. Printing plates and paper waste are all recycled. Inks […]

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