Permaculture

A visit to an organic orchard

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A couple of weeks ago we visited an organic apple orchard.  The event was arranged by our local organic, bio-dynamic group, OBDA. It was wonderful to see an orchard of such a scale embracing organic principles.  They have been certified organic for around 20 years and so have their processes and practices well honed!  The […]

Gardening

A New Orchard

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Before we bought our property one of the goals we set ourselves was to have an orchard with 100 trees – a nice round number selected for no other reason than we thought that would be enough to sustain us and provide plenty of fruit and nuts to share, barter, exchange and sell in the […]

Permaculture

Obtain a Yield

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The third permaculture principle is all about getting something in return for the energy and efforts  you put into your endeavours.  Which ever way you look at it, obtaining a yield is vital for ensuring the ongoing sustainability of anything we do.  Take a look at the Permaculture Principles page for more ideas on how […]

Permaculture

Catch and Store Energy

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The second permaculture principle is all about saving for a rainy day, or making hay while the sun shines.  Whichever part of the world you find yourself in, rainy or sunny, this is a great principle for making the most of what you’ve got.  More ideas can be found on the Permaculture Principles page. I […]

Permaculture

The 12 Permaculture Principles

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I have started a new page which talks about the 12 permaculture principles.  Whether you are  familiar with them or not, have a look for ideas – you might be inspired – you might be able to contribute to the learnings.  I have started with the first principle and I will add to these gradually […]