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INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective offers stories and solutions for meeting human needs while simultaneously restoring the health of the ecosystems we live in.

Looking forward to watching this documentary when it gets released! More info…


Posted by Mariana on December 6, 2014 at 8:37pm

Spring update

Have constructed more terraces for annual veg beds. Big problem germinating seeds this year. Kali's toms have self sown along with lettuces left to go to seed. Now have comfrey and seaweed tea barrels for fert. 99% ground covered with weeds but removed some to make clean terrace beds. Still adding grass clippings and coffee. I miss my chickens.

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on December 5, 2014 at 11:08pm

Permaculture property for sale

5 acres and 5 bed house for sale Paremoremo - suitable permaculture with good water catchment, space for zone 1 veg garden zone 2 fruit trees and zone three livestock plus forest. email for details

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on December 5, 2014 at 11:02pm

The garden

So, after getting the food forest started, it was time to start on the vege garden. First I layed that old carpet and underfelt all over the ground in the backyard to kill off the grass. I had hoped it would kill off the grass completely by September when I planned to start double digging, but by the end of August…


Posted by Sarah Walsh on September 27, 2014 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

election day activities

voted early last week so spent the morning gardening:)

the forecasted bad weather never eventuated and enjoyed a glorious sunny day. planted pip grown blackboy peach and apricot trees at home, dug out couch from saffron bed and buried Bokashi bucket contents & coffee grinds into one of the fallow beds earmarked for potatoes at the community garden.

transplanted self sown perpetual spinach, ragged jack kale and chamomile - all originally grown from seed Kali shared with… Continue

Posted by Megan on September 20, 2014 at 7:28pm

The food forest grows

Another mandarin - Burgess Scarlet, is added to the citrus family.…


Posted by Sarah Walsh on September 20, 2014 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

The start of a food forest...

Well, we have finally moved, and I have a Lot more room to play with. Half an acre, in fact.

While we were still house hunting I started watching videos about permaculture orchards and gardens on Youtube and stumbled across a new idea (well, new to me) called 'Food Forests'. The idea is, instead of planting fruit trees with grass or maybe a herbal ley underneath, you plant all the layers you find in a forest: tall trees, short trees, shrubs, vines, ground cover, root crops. You also…


Posted by Sarah Walsh on September 20, 2014 at 2:49pm

4 roses surplus to requirements

Smooth variety, thornless and scented. Please contact me if interested

Posted by Sarah Louise Rose Yates on July 6, 2014 at 12:26pm


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