New Life in Shenzhen

The big industrial city life has seeding and flourishing life… Imagine yourself in the thick of smog that limits your vision to only three unit blocks standing at 10 stories high away, humidity pressing onto your shoulders and chest, people absolutely everywhere...

IPC11 Cuba Report

Robyn Francis and Melian Fertl, representing PCA and Djanbung Gardens, joined over 420 delegates from 47 countries converging in Cuba for the 11th International Permaculture Convention, November-December 2013. Robyn reports on the experience. Salsa and Rum – Welcome...

Tale of Two Communities – driving solutions

Here are two very inspiring stories of mainstream communities thinking outside the box to create collaborative solutions to local sustainability issues in Goulburn and Geelong. The Tale of Goulburn Valley…  “Our agenda is food sovereignty, food sustainability....

Rural Regeneration

Rural Regeneration: Good things happen in small places Just when I thought there was no hope for rural Australian communities, I’ve discovered a beacon of hope in a place least expected!   After observing my small country home town in inland northern NSW...

Permablitz – Part III

 Permablitz in my Rental Backyard III – Winter Solstice Abundance! A small selection from the winter harvest It’s dead smack in the middle of winter at Batcastle Gardens, but that’s no deterrent for hardcore veggie-gardening addicts.   We’re still bursting at...
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