I’ve spent a lovely but hot and humid summer break in our post-bushfire -both local and political- landscape on holiday from my Tafe studies but not from reading, watching, learning, making… being incredibly grateful, and inspired. As I hope to do from time-to-time I’m sharing below a few things I’ve enjoyed and snippets I posted … More January 2020 round-up
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
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 . . .
“We need to discourage inappropriate activity to ensure that systems can continue to function well. The icon of the whole earth is the largest scale example we have of a self-regulating ‘organism’ which is subject to feedback controls, like global warming. The proverb “the sins of the fathers are visited unto the children of the … More Permaculture . . . ecological footprint
“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
“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 Certificate IV Permaculture via Tafe NSW and the National Environment Centre flexible online learning, 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 … More Permaculture . . . a selection of freely shared resources