Category: Articles

A few thoughts on wicking beds

One of the big hits at Permablitzes are wicking beds. It is time that we talk a little bit about how they work, why they work, and what you can do to make them...

Mel and Sas are Gung Hoe Growers!

Eating fresh with the Gung-Hoe Growers!

We recently met Mel and Sas, two energetic and passionate young women who have recently started a small organic market garden business in Harcourt, just outside of Castlemaine. They’ve started small and between them are currently...

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Creating an African-style keyhole garden

The Keyhole Garden concept is brilliantly simple. A circular raised bed has a centre compost basket that distributes nutrients to the surrounding lasagne-style garden bed, with a small cut-in for easy access to the centre compost basket

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Characteristics of a Tree Guild

Like any other forest, a food forest is a multi-storied affair, with plants from underground, surface, undergrowth, shrubs, understory trees, and the canopy. The basic food forest building block is a Tree Guild.