When we first moved onto our little plot of land, we thought we were going to raise specialty vegetable and healing herbs for the local whole foods community. I was excited about gardening on a large scale. It didn't take me long to figure out that our little plot of land was completely infertile. I knew we were somewhat coastal but I never imagined how bad it could be.
We moved in just before summer. The first thing that we realized was that our rain water catchment was not…Continue
Posted by Elizabeth James on August 7, 2016 at 7:30am
There are environmental and animal rights groups constantly talking about the horrors of conventionally farmed chicken. After years of being a blind consumer, I opened my eyes and realized that there was a problem. I have approached the problem in a way that is pretty unique among my peers.
The vegans want me to give up meat. Unfortunately, I would starve. I am allergic to just about every plant based protein you can name. I also become violently ill when I eat seafood and…Continue
Posted by Elizabeth James on July 31, 2016 at 9:35am
Am aware that I might be asking the impossible, but this is the right place to ask it...
My garden in Auckland wants a ground crop that I can plant now and harvest at the end of September.
Anything considered, wasabi, cut flowers, ... So long as I can sell the produce and make a buck off it, then I should be trying to use the land as intensively as possible, no?…
Posted by Megan on April 21, 2016 at 9:55pm
Quite stoked to have reached 10,000 journal downloads in over 90 countries. To celebrate this wee milestone I have been working on a new incarnation of my permaculture journals now as a more accessible web resource with case studies, images and videos accumulated over the years in developing sustainable production systems. Feel free to check it out at: www.piginthemud.com…Continue
Posted by Tim on March 19, 2016 at 3:19pm
Posted by James Samuel on February 29, 2016 at 8:00am
Learn the inner workings of small-plot growing and discover how urban micro-farming can be a profitable enterprise while regenerating the land and your local food system. Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone will share the design and workings of their individual enterprises – both the production and the business – with insights and knowledge that has been hard won, but ready for you to take and implement. Details of what you can expect at these workshops, can be found at…Continue
Posted by James Samuel on January 23, 2016 at 9:03am