Mapping Garden Sun and Shadows

The 2018 June solstice is only a couple of days away, falling on Thursday, June 21. For those in the southern hemisphere, the June solstice marks the time when days…

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Nitrogen Fixing Legumes

No doubt you have all heard about the important role that nitrogen plays in your soil. Many of you have also heard of the great benefits of the legumes (peas…

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Banana Circle

The banana circle has become as iconic in permaculture design as the herb spiral and chicken tractor. A banana circle is simply a circular hole about 2m in diameter and…

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Air Purifying Plants

While the word permaculture immediately conjures up images of outdoor spaces – rambling gardens, vine covered pergolas, productive vegetable gardens and fruit tree forests – a permaculture design also focuses…

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Helping your Garden Survive Summer

As belting hot summer temperatures descend upon us we gardeners start thinking about how to protect our precious trees and plants from the furnace. It is often repeated that summer…

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Chickens – a Great Addition

Chickens are a driving force in a permaculture system. No permaculture garden seems complete without them. “Produce no waste” is one of our permaculture principles and a permaculture system seeks…

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November 2017 PermaBlitz

Our last permablitz for the year saw Permaculture Sydney West descend upon a garden at Kurrajong this weekend. It is amazing what a huge difference willing workers can make in…

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Permaculture Zones

During the designing process a critical component that creates the foundation upon which the entire design is structured is what is known as the permaculture zones. The zones influence the…

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