Category: Articles

Identifying Plant Nutrient Deficiencies

Not all plant problems are caused by insects or diseases. Sometimes an unhealthy plant is suffering from a nutrient deficiency or even too much of any one nutrient. Plant nutrient deficiencies often manifest as...

Soil Solutions to Climate Problems

Soil can absorb excess carbon and mitigate climate change according to author and food guru Michael Pollan, who draws on research emerging from around the world. “Climate change can be overwhelming, yet there is...

Say hello to nature

This article was contributed by Jane from The Hello Nature Project.
Want to boost your health, happiness, creativity, feel less stressed, lower your blood pressure and play? Then go outside for a dose of nature!

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Blitzing on the cheap

Thinking of having a blitz but the thought of the financial aspect doing your head in? Here’s a few tips for stretching your budget that little bit further…

Hoo-guh-what?!? Hugelkultur!

Hugelkultur, pronounced Hoo-gul-culture, means hill culture or hill mound. We’ve used this approach at several of our blitzes, and it’s not hard to see why! Instead of putting branches, leaves and grass clippings in bags...

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Getting Inspired – Costa and Permablitz

I first discovered Permablitz a couple of years ago when I borrowed the DVD collection of Costa’s Garden Odyssey from my local library. I was trying to learn more about gardening, and I can’t remember if...

Under our feet – soil with Hermann

Winter is a good time to think about soil. Preparing for a good spring crop, the crew from Palate came to visit our very own Hermann Paulenz in his suburban backyard. “His mix of science and...

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The Summer of Worm Love

The Melbourne Permablitz Collective’s resident worm enthusiast Thomas, has some tips for keeping your worms cool this summer…   Before too long, we are going to get hot days.  Days so hot that our...