Sara from the blog The Practical Mystic, who also lives in my local community, ushered in the new decade by writing a fabulous short post on Facebook… “A lot can and does change in a decade, and it’s fascinating to look back and remind ourselves just how much has changed. I am the same person … More 2010 to 2019: what a decade it was
My Instagram #bestnine2019 doesn’t quite reflect the extent of my predilection for #frugalandfabulous food but it does of course feature Deez-dog and my favourite go-to place; the beach. What do you think, would you like from time-to-time to see my shorter Insta type posts and pics on this blog? In the meantime, I’ve compiled a … More Between the cracks . . . 2019
It’s been a hell of a couple of weeks; hopefully the worst has passed… but it’s not over yet. My melancholy lingers like the smoke from the bushfires; although I’m one of the fortunate whose home and village are intact. However, we remain captive audience to the bushfires in our region which now extend across … More Smoke gets in your eyes
Many times, finding the right answer has led me to asking the right question… such is the case with permaculture. Learning about it has helped me understand the why of what I do. I’ve been practicing making simple life choices in line with a growing awareness of what is important for me. Coming to understand … More Nothing matches but it works . . .
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank Continuing from the previous post and first six permaculture principles; I’ve worked through them numerically in the order they appear in David’s Holmgren’s Permaculture Principles. However, permaculture principles can be applied in any order in all … More Permaculture principles . . . the other six
“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” ~ Dwight Eisenhower Principles that can be applied in all situations and places are used when designing permaculture activities and projects. There are variations of permaculture principles, based on two models: those of Bill Mollison and those of David Holmgren (the co-founders of … More Permaculture principles . . . the first six
“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
“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?
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?