Catch and Store Energy

Principle 2: Make Hay While The Sun Shines   This article is based on the presentation (Catch and Store Energy) I put together to present in class at Djanbung Gardens on the 18. March 13. Energy is critical for our survival. We use it to cook food, to wash...

Urban Permaculture Projects

Urban Permaculture Projects in the Rainbow Region We all know there is an increasing demand on the need for our cities and urban centres to focus more on producing their own food.   According to ABS statistics, 90% of the Australian population are living in these...

Baby Permaculture Paradise

There is a growing need to bring food security into the cities and to urban areas throughout the country. One trend that reflects the permaculture principle of ‘using edges and valuing the marginal’ is the utilisation of small spaces in our urban areas to grow food....

Transition Towns

Transition Towns – Tommy Welham – Open Day 2012 Transition Towns are part of a world wide shift in lifestyles and local structures in response to climate change and energy descent. Our current paradigm relies on cheap oil and cheap energy for our...

Communicating with Nature

I moved up to Nimbin at the start of the year to learn Permaculture and I’ve fallen in love with the place – Olive Sprout. The community has taught me so much and I feel that I am becoming more involved in my ecosystem day by day. I did my workshop on...

The Magical Soil Tour

Johnny Evolution led a pack of keeners around Djanbung Gardens  on his Magical Soil Tour.   “We kicked off the year hear at Djanbung Gardens in mid February and were handed a space for student plots. It was now time to start thinking about growing food after...

Bicycle Blender

After moving into my little powerless shack in the bush on the outskirts of Nimbin, I soon became interested in finding alternative energies in order to use some of today’s modern comforts. Bicycle power is diverse, promotes sustainability, fun and can inspire...

Bio Gas

So many people have a way of complaining about problems without providing solutions. We all know that CSG is a bad thing for our world. Combined with the ever-oppressive thought of global warming, biogas stands out as a wonderful solution to use waste for energy...

Bangalow Palm workshop

Back to Nature – Bangalow Palm Workshop (Gudren Buhler) My workshop was based on crafts from nature.   As part of the workshop I demonstrated a water carrying box made from a Bangalow Palm leaf frond. This was traditionally used by the indigenous people of...
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