Category: Articles

Fair Food – a documentary for the times

Last week we teamed up with Permaculture Victoria to present the Fair Food documentary. The documentary reminds us that we all have choices. Choices about who we are, what we eat, the food we grow,...

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.