Permaculture

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

What is Permaculture & How Can it Meet Our Needs?

A collaborative brainstorm which produced two mind map graphics. On 1st June, 2019 I was invited to Introduce Permaculture at the Coolum Women’s Shed – Garden Group start-up.  I wasn’t sure how much the group knew or what I should share with them.  So, I used a knowledge harvesting technique I learnt from Robin Clayfield […]

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By Konrad Sroka

Next Residential Permaculture Course (PDC) at Noosa Forest Retreat – March 2019

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 […]

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By Konrad Sroka

Integrated Health & Wellbeing – Talk by Ian Trew at Polkadot Festival 2019

Just last weekend in Noosa, the Polkadot Festival was on for 2 days. We’ve been there…

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Loving Nature, Natural Building & All Things Permaculture!

The “Health And Awareness Tree” (HAAT) was created By Hannah Bruzova.  In her words… My mission and intention is to provide a forum for us to share and inspire one another with information about health and well being.  Also inspirational quotes and images that are uplifting for the soul. I love the ability we have […]

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By Tayla Jackson

Avocado – Tree Friend

The Hass variety is the predominant avocado produced in Australia, accounting for approximately 87 per cent of production, with Shepard accounting for about 10 per cent. The Avocado tree can live to around 100 Years old. Some wild avocado tress recorded in Mexico are 400 years old and still producing fruit! The tree begins to […]

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By Konrad Sroka

Next 12-Day Residential PDC Course November 2018

The residential 12-day PDC course at Noosa Forest Retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD Australia.

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

What is permaculture? By Bill Mollison.

Let’s look at the etymology: ’permanent’ is a Latin word meaning to endure or to persist throughout, and ’culture’ is any of those activities that support and distinguish human communities. Probably the easiest way to understand it is through subsets of words like ’agriculture.’ When I say the word ’agriculture,’ you think, oh, that is […]

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By Konrad Sroka

Retrosuburbia

The downshifter’s guide to a resilient future. RetroSuburbia is part manual and part manifesto. The book shows how Australian suburbs can be transformed to become productive and resilient in an energy decent future. It focuses on what can be done by an individual at the household level (rather than community or government levels). RetroSuburbia is […]

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By Konrad Sroka

Next Residential PDC Course – Aug 2018 – by Noosa Forest Retreat

Thought about doing a residential PDC course this year? The next 12-day Permaculture Design Certificate course: 17-28 August 2018. The PDC course is run at the Noosa Forest Retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD Australia.   PDC teachers: Ian Trew and Christina Laurikainen Exciting guest presenters on specialty topics like fungi, urban permaculture and […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

How to Test Drinking Water – Permaculture Safety Tips

Water quality is dependent on: The water source: Town water. Rainwater. Bore water. Dam water. Water transport & storage: Pipes to storage. Storage container material & cleanliness. Pipes from storage.   Other factors to consider: Regularity in which it is topped up. Open/closed to contamination. Cross contamination. Heated/cooled during the day (growth of organisms, physico-chemical […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Permaculture Land Share – Property Rights Agreements & Environmental Stewardship

When it comes to where you live – is planet Earth nothing more than real estate?  As a permaculturalist, that is the question I’ve been considering over the past few years – as I search for the perfect land share agreement (which I intend to write myself).  To answer this question, I attended a course […]

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By Kaye McRae

Mangifera Indica (Mango)

Mango trees originated from Myanmar (Burma) and Eastern India, where average annual rainfalls across the regions vary from 1,174mm-11,777mm. By comparison, in Queensland, Bowen’s average rainfall is 892mm and Maryborough’s 1,138mm p.a. The mango species is mangifera indica from the anacardiaceae family. Pistachio, cashew and poison ivy (which isn’t actually ivy) also belong to the anacardiaceae […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Whales & permaculture…inspired by WORLD WHALE DAY !

WHALES & PERMACULTURE …today is ‘World Whale Day’ – a great time to remember whales & explore just how versatile permaculture is.  Let’s do this by bringing together whales & permaculture.  Firstly, we can consider the significance of whales on Earth.  Whales…perform ecological roles within the marine environment, emotionally connect the human culture to the […]

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By Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

Gotu Kola (aka. Pennywort)

GOTU KOLA (or PENNYWORT)…is a wild groundcover found almost ubiquitously the world over.  Abundant after rain or in permanently wet locales, it’s health benefits are profound.  Boiling 12 fresh leaves in a cup of tea each day ensures it’s protective benefits.  It’s ability to strengthen both vein & nerve sheaths as well as brain synapses […]

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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 Laura Cornelius

Happen Films

I love watching the short films that Happen Films produce and I hope that some of you might also enjoy them. See all the films here: http://happenfilms.com/living-the-change

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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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