Growing Tips

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

DIY Worm Farm

The first thing I noticed was the loose, dry soil: To garden in this is going to be a nightmare!  It needs something absorbent, which will knit the particles together & keep the water in.  Humus is just the thing.  But how do I make that?  Well, that’s created by soil life which breakdown organic […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Natural Broad-Spectrum Herbicide Recipe (Wild-Foraged)

Chemical warfare isn’t something generally associated with plants – they are more associated with peace & serenity, harmony & working in community (the colour GREEN represents LOVE).  The truth is – just like people, not all of them are kind.  Taking a little time to observe what species are dominant & by how much can […]

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By renata McStay

My journey, renting and feeding my family

Southland NZ. After being forced to move house and area twice in the last year and a bit, my family and I are grateful to have found a rental house with a few fruit trees, a long term agreement and great landlords that let me have some freedom in developing the area that once was […]

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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 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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