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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Whales & permaculture…inspired by WORLD WHALE DAY !

WHALES & PERMACULTURE …today is ‘World Whale Day’ – a great time to remember whales & explore just how versatile permaculture is.  Let’s do this by bringing together whales & permaculture.  Firstly, we can consider the significance of whales on Earth.  Whales…perform ecological roles within the marine environment, emotionally connect the human culture to the […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

How to be a permaculture educator…

ARE YOU A PERMACULTURE PRESENTER – OR THINKING ABOUT BECOMING ONE? …some tips to help you along.   Use your textbook – “Permaculture – A Designer’s Manual” by Bill Mollison. That is what it is there for – don’t try to rewrite permaculture, just modify it to reflect your community.  Use this book as your […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Purslane

PURSLANE …is a pretty little succulent groundcover, with a red radial stem and green leaves.  One of the most overlooked of all plants, it’s ability to grow just about anywhere (including between bricks) gives the impression that it is a pesky weed.  But that’s just a figment of our cultural collective – look a little […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Gotu Kola (aka. Pennywort)

GOTU KOLA (or PENNYWORT)…is a wild groundcover found almost ubiquitously the world over.  Abundant after rain or in permanently wet locales, it’s health benefits are profound.  Boiling 12 fresh leaves in a cup of tea each day ensures it’s protective benefits.  It’s ability to strengthen both vein & nerve sheaths as well as brain synapses […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

PINK PERIWINKLE

PINK PERIWINKLE is considered a weed by Australian authorities and eradication guidelines are readily available.  In reality, it’s just as much a new migrant as the invasive “white man” and holds high medicinal value.  The juice of fresh leaves displays antidiabetic activity by reducing blood glucose [1], the flower extract has wound-healing activity [2] & […]

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By Katrina Swan

Mandala Garden

We moved onto our property about 3 years ago, given there was nothing but 4 deteriorated mudbrick walls on a concrete slab, a 40 ft container housing an old tractor, a sauna (priorities right?) and heaps of trees, we had and still have lots of work to do. After organizing a roof over our heads, a […]

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By Konrad Sroka

From Grassland To Food Forest

So how to we actually start from ground up? In this short video Ian Trew walks through various stages in establishing a food forest and explains the process of how we actually help to speed up changing grassland into food forest.   More Free Videos Check out the FREE Permaculture Introduction Course here: WATCH HERE […]

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By John Clark

Bunya Pines – growing from seed and eating

I recently was fortunate enough to be given a whole Bunya Pine cone from a friend who has a mature tree on his property. The kids and I stripped the cone down to approximately 80 good nuts. We did some research and found some interesting information about these trees. The advice for planting the seeds […]

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By Konrad Sroka

Permaculture Noosa

Living around Sunshine Coast Area? Connect with the Permaculture Club Noosa. Monthly meetings Join one of the monthly meetings, where members have stalls of produce and plants for sale. A seed saving bank is available to donate seeds and buy seeds. There is a Permaculture library for members to borrow books. Every month interesting speakers […]

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By Konrad Sroka

China has built the world’s largest air purifier

Cleaning 10 million cubic metres a day. Since it came online a few months ago, the tower has led to cleaner air within four square miles of its installation and it has produced 353 million cubic airs of cleaner air, SCMP reports. Because it’s powered by solar energy, the air purifier also doesn’t indirectly contribute […]

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By Laura Cornelius

Happen Films

I love watching the short films that Happen Films produce and I hope that some of you might also enjoy them. See all the films here: http://happenfilms.com/living-the-change

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By Paul Hadfield-Lowe

How to start with no budget.

My wife and I moved in to our home 5 years ago.The block we moved into had no trees and no plants,since then we have created a mini forest at the front and have developed a food garden at the rear and side of the house.This has been made possible by searching for as much […]

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By Konrad Sroka

Planting in Guilds – An Example

In this video Ian Trew explains why we should be planting in guilds to accelerate growth of the main plant we want to grow fast – a citrus tree in this case. The little fruit tree is getting shade by the popcorn acacias around, who protect the little fella until he can rise and produce […]

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By Konrad Sroka

How to start a Food Forest in Sub-Tropics

How to start a Food Forest In this video Ian Trew walks us through the steps on how to start a food forest in sub-tropics or tropics. In this example we’re using bananas to start our food forest. Bananas grow very quick and provide a lot of shade within the first 12 months of growth […]

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