Archive for October, 2010

I had the privilege of meeting David Suzuki last night at the Sydney Oprah House to see him talk about his life’s work and his latest book The Legacy.  If you ever get the chance to either meet David, or see him live, I highly recommend it.

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David Suzuki

David Suzuki


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Micheal Sunanda from Food Freedom writes

“…Here are 12 questions about Permaculture to embark the path to food freedom:

1. Why do (we need) permaculture?

Because we need its natural growing living systems, awareness, healthy organic living in balance at home. Engaging in permaculture helps us understand and love our bioregion, weather and watershed flowing into local fertility that’s constantly changing. We need to reduce stress, consumption, traveling, waste, and competing to survive and succeed. We need simple low-tech home systems to grow fresh food to eat, we use by instincts and STOP polluting ourselves. Millions of people traditionally do PC daily at home, plus our new trend of homesteading. PC is growing our cooperative network of whole systems we connect with each other and nature. We also need PC to restore the vast deforested, poisoned and eroded (denatured) lands to repair organic fertility.

2. Why haven’t I heard of Permaculture?

Permaculture, as a whole system, is omitted from schools, business and modern farming that ignore ancient food growing methods that mimic nature. It’s been missed in Western landscaping, agriculture and land use planning; but is used eternally in “less-developed” areas like parts of Asia, many tropical islands, Africa and in South America. It has been typically ignored by modern countries where fossil fuel-aided industrial agriculture dominates commercial food markets. Permaculture is mostly a small-scale alternative/underground home-ecology work, but the revolution is growing….”

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Vegetable Garden

Image by agelakis via Flickr

permaculture.org.au writes…


You don’t need much, but you do need:

  • compost
  • any ruminant manure
  • lime
  • cardboard (or hessian bags)
  • Lucerne hay (or any acacia leaves)
  • straw (seedless)
  • water
  • plants and seed

The basic tools:

  • shovel
  • rake
  • sharp knife/screwdriver (for punching hole in cardboard)
  • hose/watering can
  • wheelbarrow

How to built a permaculture vegetable garden – the steps


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Green House

Green House



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Garden Plans

Garden Plans from Better Homes and Gardens

Garden Plans from Better Homes and Gardens

Try these free garden plans to help you create a beautiful garden.


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