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Conventional growing and grocery shopping dictates that we buy a whole lettuce. A nice looking big round thing with all its leaves on. When shopping in your garden, it is quite different... …Continue
Added by Zaia Kendall on March 5, 2013 at 10:40 — No Comments
For some years now we have been looking at minimising our energy consumption, and at alternative forms of energy creation in order to produce the energy we need. As we have animal systems in place here at PRI Sunshine Coast, we have a fair bit of manure on the property. As well as animal manure, we also have waterless (composting) toilets, so humanure is another resource on our…Continue
Added by Zaia Kendall on February 25, 2013 at 12:52 — No Comments
Disaster is a word that strikes fear into most people. We usually believe disaster is out of our control. The actual happening of the disaster may be out of our control, but how we deal with…Continue
Added by Zaia Kendall on February 3, 2013 at 12:17 — No Comments
www.noosaforestretreat.com offers short to long term accommodation for permaculture experience, personal retreat or healthy vacation. Facilities are basic, the air fresh, the water pure and the food being grown organic. Noosa Forest Retreat is a beautiful 60 acres of forested fertile land nestled in the foothills of mothar mountain in the Noosa Hinterland. This…Continue
Added by Ian Trew on January 5, 2012 at 21:24 — No Comments
Added by jane on August 28, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
Thanks to the Sunshine Coast Council and the judges for awarding Salad Central, Chevallum School's Kitchen Garden program a Glossies for the best Edible Landscape.
With each acknowledgement of school gardens we see growing support for our work with children. I've attached our latest Salad Central newsletter.
I would like to congratulate all school garden folk and say working in this area has brought immense personal satisfaction and rewards far beyond any other work I've…Continue
Added by Robyn Cook on June 22, 2011 at 20:18 — No Comments
1st and 8th March
The rain has abated but left the ground soggy and muddy and the air thick with humidity. Chris, our groundsman brought several tractor loads of wood chips up to the garden and this was spread in the hardwearing areas between the garden and the shed and the compost areas. The sludge was minimised and we had fun with the springiness of the bark on two inch deep mud.
This fortnight we set up an experiment to see the…Continue
Added by Robyn Cook on April 10, 2011 at 13:33 — No Comments
1st February 2011
The first week back at Salad Central, Chevallum School's SAKG (week two of the term) saw us confronted by the type of growth our sub-tropical Sunshine Coast can expect from near-relentless rainfall coupled with heat. Three metre Qld arrowroot dwarfed all-comers and rampant growth from every plant in the garden is an excellent opportunity for exploration, all the while mindful of snakes. I deliberately left the growth so we could all appreciate the…Continue
Added by Robyn Cook on April 10, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments
Due to Frank being critically ill and in Noosa Hospital for the past seven weeks and my painful leg problem, many of you have told me you would like to be of help to me on the farm. A group of Permaculture Angels came last Sunday on the 13th of February and fixed up my veggie garden. It was such a wonderful relief to see the garden coming back into order again after the heavy rain we've had recently. The love that poured that day was phenomenal and I want to say a public thank you to those…Continue
Added by Elisabeth Fekonia on February 15, 2011 at 19:05 — No Comments
I currently have too many and are selling 20 of them at $8 each. They are 12 - 18mth old, brown laying hens.
Added by Charmaine and Wayne on February 3, 2011 at 21:01 — No Comments
Robert Pekin from Food Connect Spoke on ABC radio recently about the Brisbane floods and how Food Connect's local food network could supply people with food when the supermarket shelves were empty A good example of local food networks offering resiliance .
Food Connect sources seasonal food from local farmers. The harvest is delivered fresh to a central location by farmers or small delivery companies. They are packed into various boxes and then delivered to "city cousins" who may be…
If you are interested in keeping bees and bees in a permaculture system, you might like to read David Holmgren's article on bee keeping in the context of peak oil and climate change.
Qld Beekeepers Association estimates at least 1000 hives were lost in the recent floods, probably more.
You can find David's article here…Continue
Added by Sonya on January 21, 2011 at 14:22 — No Comments
You're welcome to come along to one of our regular Seedy Sundays at Eudlo (between Palmwoods and Mooloolah).
The Eudlo Seed Savers' group is part of the national Seed Savers Network and we meet on the first Sunday of each month at Sweethearts Cafe in Eudlo as part of the Transition Town Eudlo get together. We process and swap seeds while catching up and exchanging ideas and news about what we are all doing to transition to an energy descent future.
Join us for…Continue
Added by Sonya on January 13, 2011 at 10:58 — No Comments
Have you got your Permaculture Diary and Calendar yet?
For the past couple of years Michele Margolis from Sydney has roamed the countryside with camera and notebook in hand harvesting permaculture stories to create an inspiration and delightful diary for us permies.
And there is a calendar available too to beautify your wall or office space.
If you haven't got yours yet be quick - they are well priced and well worth it - plus you'll be…Continue
Added by Sonya on January 1, 2011 at 6:12 — No Comments
Added by jane on November 23, 2010 at 7:53 — No Comments
I'm now an official Pizza Oven (cob oven) Facilitator - so if you're interested in having a cob oven built for a school garden, community garden, community group or in your own home you can visit Rockcote's Traditional Arts website
Many of you would already know that Rockcote are big supporters of permaculture and its groups on the coast. They have now develop a cob oven kit based…Continue
Added by Sonya on August 20, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments
Permaculture Pathways at Eudlo is offering a part-time Permaculture Design Course during the winter and spring of 2010.
We recognise that not everyone can take the time to do their PDC in one block, so we are offering participants the choice of either a Saturday or Sunday class - once a week for 13-weeks with a break in between - with some flexibility for you to move between the two days as commitments require.
And for others this type of learning just suits…Continue
Added by Sonya on February 19, 2010 at 14:27 — No Comments
Permaculture Pathways at Eudlo will be running a variety of courses and workshops throughout the year.
Our March dates are;
Saturday March 13 - Building healthy soil with compost, worms and green manure crops
Sunday March 14 - Organic Vegie Growing - getting started (for people new to growing organic veg)
Saturday March 20 - Organic Vegie Growing - digging deeper (more advanced vegie growing for long-term success)
Added by Sonya on February 19, 2010 at 13:55 — No Comments