Permaculture for the rest of us


Permaculture for the rest of us

Permaculture group for everyone keen to explore and learn

Location: New Zealand
Members: 116
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2016

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Organic status of composting newspaper & cardboard 3 Replies

One way of recycling newspaper and cardboard is to compost it. This is recommended in the UK by the Centre for Alternative Technology, who did a lot of experimentation on organic composting methods.…Continue

Tags: organic, ink, newspaper, cardboard, compost

Started by Peter Riches. Last reply by Peter Riches Apr 13, 2012.

Your favourite permaculture books 2 Replies

I enjoyed Linda Woodrow's Book and am interested in reading some other authors what have you enjoyed and found useful?Continue

Started by Lisa L. Last reply by Kirsten Nov 12, 2011.

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Comment by Huia Holden-Judd on September 26, 2010 at 5:01pm
Yvonne. Did you find a raw milk source?
Lyndsay farms in Waipukurau supply raw milk and deliver all over the country. (06)8585333. It's delicious! Cheers Huia
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 14, 2010 at 4:54am
bec may.... I sure would love to see a picture of the chook tractor
Comment by Bridge Scully on September 13, 2010 at 3:41pm
Hey Richard, Thats a good idea sticking the fork in the middle of your bed. Makes a lot of sense. I have kept all my DD beds to a 1m width so that i can stand with one foot either side when weeding, transplanting etc. Also good width for jumping across the beds too.Ive quite short legs so anymore than this would be a bit of a stretch for me he he.
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 13, 2010 at 2:55pm
I am not in New Zealand, but I have been curious about permaculture for a few years. I know that the techniques apply no matter where you are located and I intend to learn some of them.
Comment by Richard Grevers on August 5, 2010 at 9:37pm
Just a comment on the discussion of widths of no-dig beds from March: Jodi Roebuck uses 1.5m wide double-dug beds, and is about that tall himself. He showed us the trick of sticking a fork in the ground in the middle of the bed and resting one foot on that so as not to compact the soil by putting weight on it.
Comment by Lena on July 18, 2010 at 3:58pm
Hi Bec do you have a picture for us to see? It sounds great.
Comment by bec may on July 17, 2010 at 8:39am
hi! we made a chook tractor using an old broken garden gazebo we got from the local re-use centre and wrapped chicken wire round the outside... v easy to assemble. an old tarp provides shade & an old lawnmower catcher box somewhere to hang out...
Comment by Lena on July 16, 2010 at 4:43pm
Hi all, that's me; keen to explore and learn, but I get lost easily on these forums.
Comment by Bridge Scully on July 16, 2010 at 2:26pm
Hi Lisa, yes one of the ladies in my class built that chook dome as her garden project. it looks awesome and she has a used lawnmower catcher for her chooks to lay their eggs in. : ) >. She made it with less than $200 and it is a pretty cool dome which she plans to rotate around her garden.
Comment by Lisa L on June 23, 2010 at 5:18pm
Hi, I'm turning the lawn into more garden beds and like the circular design idea in Linda Woodrow's book and the use of a chook tractor, has anyone followed any of her design ideas and what did you think? Has anyone built the chook tractor as she suggests in a dome?

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