Add Permaculture to your toolbox

From news reports, we are bombarded by signals of distress of toxic wastes, famines and expiring species, of wars and climate change. Never have so many systems vital to the earth’s habitability been out of equilibrium simultaneously. So why not awaken to the urgency of this global challenge? As a strategy to accelerate the transition…

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How to make mosaic stepping stones

I started making stepping-stones as I had a hard time detaching from my favourite vase or plates that had seen better days. So I started collecting broken pieces and before I knew it, I started a new craze at home. Stepping-stones are a great way to upcycle broken ceramic and you personalise you garden. A…

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How to make a insect hotel for your garden

There are some 10 quintillion insects buzzing around the planet at this moment. They are the largest biomass of the terrestrial animal on the planet and play an extremely important role in keeping us alive. Insects spend their time pollinating the flowering plants and trees, which produces most of the food we eat. Some of…

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Kids gardening – How to artcycle old pots

I love upcycling! It saves me money and I reduce the amount of things that go into the landfill.  I avoid excessive rubbish and essentially I won’t consume raw materials that are costing the earth. Waste “Did you know that Australia is the second highest producer of waste per person in the world at approximately…

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Urban Potatoes Rock!

Now, there is something truly delicious about roasted potatoes with rosemary. It has to be one of my favourite baked dishes 🙂 So naturally I wanted to have the experience of growing my own organic potatoes. Unfortunately potatoes have gained a bit of a bad reputation due to the common habit of deep frying them.…

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5 steps for healthy plants

It is well known among organic growers that all learning in agriculture must begin with the observation of nature and an in-depth study of what is meant by the “law of unity” (togetherness law). Cocannouer (1950) suggests that our success or failure with ecological gardens depends greatly on our knowledge of this law and how…

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How to make a Butterfly Garden

Throughout history, butterflies have been a subject of fascination for child and adult alike.  Many ancient civilizations believed that butterflies were symbols of the human spirit. The Greeks believed that a new human spirit was born every time a butterfly emerged from its cocoon. They used the same word “psyche” for both butterflies and the spirit.…

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