Healthy plants look great, produce high quality produce, repel pests (via volatile organic compounds) & more. To sustain health, they require a wide range of nutrients, much more than NPK – nitrogen, phosphorus & potassium. The basic nutrients (biochemical sequence) are used in the order… Boron, which activates: Silicon, which carries all other nutrients, starting […]
Extracting & using organic growth inhibiting substances which kill up to 100% of species.
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 […]
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 […]
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 Watch our free permaculture course introduction here: WATCH HERE
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 […]
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 […]