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.
Farms are the food-bowls of the world, and more people are thinking of starting farms of their own. But wanting a farm and gaining experience working and living in one are very different things!
Our very own Hermann has just done another video with the team from Palate, and it focuses on his amazing fermenting skills with sauerkraut – check it out!
Eka of the Permablitz Collective is an urban forager. She wants to show people how they can maintain a normal lifestyle with a nine-to-five job and still lead a secret life as a forager. (As originally published in Pip Magazine #6)
Some households fight over who has to mow the lawn, but it’s happily all hands on deck for a share house of green thumbs in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick. Housemates Laura, Hermann, Harriet, Henry and Matt have created a thriving and productive garden in their rental home, establishing an apiary, a chook run and aquaponics system.
Alison of Whitehorse Urban Harvest shares her experiences with Soil Blocks – these allow seedlings roots to be pruned by the air and allow plants to quickly re-establish after transplanting thanks to minimal root disturbance
Want to know what to plant and when? This crop list is a fantastic resource – print it out and whack it on the fridge so you know the best times to get planting.
Most of us have heard of the benefits of companion planting, but some may not know what companion planting means and how its principles can be applied within the garden. In short: companion planting involves grouping garden...
It’s International Compost Awareness Week and a perfect opportunity to “Give Back to the Earth” in the form of rich, healthy compost that will nourish it and your garden. Here are some do’s and...
Andrew left a job in the world of high-finance to create a sustainable, less-materialistic and happier life with his wife – and his three-year-old permaculture farm looks awesome! This video has been put together...