The next PDC course at Nossa Forest Retreat, 13-24 October 2023.
Life, death, and everything in-between. Exploring the physical, psychological and spiritual world of Permaculture with Ian Trew
This DIY Worm Tower / Hotel instantly delivers high-value worm juice directly to the root zone creating high-quality organic garden soil. Here’s how… STARTING MATERIALS… Soil which easily allows burial of Worm Tower / Hotel: Raised garden bed. Loose soil in deep garden bed. Large pot. Stack of three car tyres (rims removed). Note: Car […]
Hibiscus tiliaceus – Cottonwood (flowers, edible, medicinal) Leptospernum laevigatum – Australian Tea Tree(flowers, medicinal) Acronychia laeris – Hard Aspen/Northern White Lilly Pilly (aromatic, flowers, edible) Cupaniopsis anacardioides – Tuckeroo (flowers, edible) Melaleuca viridiflora – Broad Leaved Paperbark (flowers, medicinal, bark useful) Banksia aemula – Wallum Banksia (flowers) Pipturus argenteus – Native Mulberry (flowers, edible, dye) Alectryon […]
10 Wind Break Trees For The Sunshine Coast 1- Hibiscus Tiliaceus ( Cotton Tree) used for rope making and the bark for infusion for antiseptic 2- Pandanus ( Bush tucker fruit growing to 40cm wide) 3- Syzygium luehmannii (Bright Red Edible Fruit) 4- Bottle brushes (Good for bees and Birds) 5- Olive Trees ( Great […]
I believe these trees are all high-emergent strata trees (except coastal banksia may function as medium–I’m not sure). More could be said for lower strata plants, but here are 10 upper strata trees: tallow wood (Eucalyptus microcorys) fencing timber turpentine (Syncarpia glomerulifera) construction and marine infrastructure timber crop Casuarina glauca (swamp oak) native support species, […]
Which wind breaking tree species to use in South East QLD? Here’s a list of 10 great wind break species for Brisbane / South East Queensland.
The 10 best windbreak species for South-East Queensland, Australia. See the list below, with each plant name and use case. Lilly Pilly’s food and bird/ bee attractant Lomandra grasses for underplanting Bottle brushes bird/ bee attractant, firewood Olive Trees food Manuka / tea trees: Medicinal, firewood Blackwood timber/ furniture, firewood Queensland Wattle tree tall/ emergent […]
National Geographic published a short film about a food forest in the UK: “UK-based Martin Crawford is one of the pioneers of forest gardening. Starting out with a flat field in 1994, his land has been transformed into a woodland and serves as an educational resource for others interested in forest gardening. This short film […]
Date Palm – Edible Black Mulberry – Edible Myrtle – Incense Oak – Firewood Pine – Aesthetic, Carob – Edible Olive – Edible, oil Rose Bushes – Aesthetic, fragrants Pomegranate Trees – Edible
My son has spent the better part of the last year bothering me to buy him a donkey. He is not your typical 13 year old boy. He shuns TV and video games and spends his time on the sheep farm just outside of our community where he helps graze the sheep (I do as […]
Wind Break Species for Geelong, Victoria Species Benefits/other uses Lilly Pilly (Acmena Smithii) Fast growing; shade or sun; drought tolerant; edible berries. Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora) Tolerates cold to temperate climates; edible leaves, essential oil Clumping bamboo (Schizostachyum Zollingeri) Fast growing in sunny spot; doesn’t need […]
How to develop an idea, business or property by teaching permaculture…with little or no money. That’s if you don’t choose a free-living lifestyle & become a world traveller instead!
Thought about doing a residential PDC course this year? The next 12-day Permaculture Design Certificate course: 22 March – 02 April 2019 MORE INFO & BOOKING Where? The PDC course is run at the Noosa Forest Retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD Australia. Cutting Edge Permaculture Learn cutting edge permaculture from a team of […]