“Permaculture is revolution disguised as organic gardening.” ~ Graham Burnett, ‘Permaculture – A Beginners Guide’ Permaculture is about designing for sustainable living. It is based on three ethics: Care for the earth; Care for people; and Fair share. To become familiar with permaculture ethics, a simple exercise is for each of the ethics, think of … More Permaculture . . . ethics
“We are not good at recognizing distant threats even if their probability is 100%. Society ignoring [peak oil] is like the people of Pompeii ignoring the rumblings below Vesuvius.” ~James R. Schlesinger Following on from last week’s “if permaculture is the answer climate change is the question” … Part 2 of my research project for … More Permaculture . . . the not so good oil
“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” ~ Bill Mollison For me, part of gaining an understanding about permaculture is not only the how and what but the why. One of the things I learned is… if permaculture is the answer, climate change is the question. Climate change … More Permaculture . . . all out, everybody change for climate change
“Starting a garden without a design will end in tears as surely as starting a renovation project without a plan. The design should answer questions about sun and shade, wildlife, proximity and access, water, organic matter and nutrient cycling, local seasons, crops, and weather. The answers will be different in every situation but the principles … More Permaculture . . . can we fix it yes we can
Even studying online, students get to answer the usual get-to-know-you classroom questions. Q. What you want to achieve by doing this course? Initially, from this course I want to achieve: greater familiarity and understanding about permaculture; how to observe; some proficiency in permaculture design; how to promote and apply permaculture ethics and principles personally, locally … More Permaculture . . . why me?
Before I committed to my year of online Certificate IV Permaculture study via Tafe NSW Digital, permaculture and I had a getting-to-know-you period thanks to a wide selection of freely shared online resources I’ve listed below. Watch Permaculture Masterclass: A Four-Part Series, Geoff Lawton The Pocket-Sized Patch, Gardening Australia My Garden Path – Hannah Maloney, … More Permaculture . . . a selection of freely shared resources
What is permaculture, you ask, as I did and found out it wasn’t what I thought it was, but more. Permaculture is a word originally coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the mid 1970’s to describe an “integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man.” ~ holmgren.com.au … More Permaculture . . . what’s the attraction?
I’m preparing to launch @daleleelife101 -and myself- as a stallholder into the world of local markets. A long-term patron of local markets… and not so local… we visited our fair share of markets when we travelled around Australia in 2016… for years I have bored the G.O. witless with my to-ing and fro-ing on the … More from my #witchskitchen . . .
Time moves on, things change… this I have always known but several years into living the reality of my long-dreamed aspirations it’s apparent there are certain matters I need to take stock of. Thoughtfulness around such things takes the opportunity of early morning serenity. My contemplations in the early hours of this morning included…
Ghosts of Christmas Past visit me each year, sometimes twice as we continue our new tradition of Christmas in July. The ghosts are family, welcome and regular visitors to my kitchen. I look forward to the festive season, find pleasure in Christmas by melding my memories with what gives me joy nowadays. However, it doesn’t … More Ghosts of Christmas Past . . .