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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Keyhole Garden Beds

This type of garden bed is traditionally a raised circular garden with a "cutout" towards the centre of the bed so you can walk into the middle of your garden…

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Love your weeds!

No. That was not a typo. After all, a weed is just a plant growing in a position where it is not wanted, and many of the plants we call…

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Passive Irrigation Techniques

As explosive thunderstorms and torrential rain passed over us last Thursday night I was rejoicing. Our property exists exclusively on rain water and our water tanks were desperately low. That…

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Good Guys in my Garden
Eastern dwarf tree frog peeping through a hole

Good Guys in my Garden

I love encouraging the good guys into my garden. So while others are searching for ways to exterminate the pests in their veggie patch, I am watching as the aphids…

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October 2017 PermaBlitz

Our October Permablitz was on a 32 acre property at Cootamundra so a weekend camping trip was the go. The facilities were extremely basic with no electricity, very little water…

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Herb Spirals

For this week's Permaculture Champions let us investigate herb spirals. No permaculture garden seems complete without a herb spiral conveniently positioned as close to the kitchen as possible (classified as…

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