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
Few days ago I got an email from a fellow permaculturist in Ukraine about their current situation and project and how you can help. Here’s the email: Dear fellow permaculturists and agroecologists, Please support projects of the NGO ‘Permaculture in Ukraine’ to help victims of Russian aggression: Supplying the first aid kits (https://tinyurl.com/43kr2mzj) to Ukrainian […]
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 […]
Hi to all like-minded holistic persons, What a lovely Permaculture Course Introduction. It was short, sweet and educational. There was just the right amount of valuable information in the free introductory course to get you thinking and to keep you wanting more. I have just recently completed my Holistic Life Coaching Certification. I have […]
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 […]
What’s one of the most fascinating things you’ve learned in your teaching Permaculture & Natural Building?
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 […]
The residential 12-day PDC course at Noosa Forest Retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD Australia.
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 […]
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 […]
Our planet by birth, is mine & yours. But I don’t own it & can’t live on it – I don’t have the right to…unless I buy it. But what if I can’t afford it?
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 […]
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 […]
GOTU KOLA (or INDIAN 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. A daily wild forage of just 2 large leaves eaten upon collection or in salad ensures it’s protective benefits (1). It’s ability to strengthen both vein & nerve […]
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
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
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 […]