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...

Hong Kong-crete needs a jackhammer!

Steve Cran reports from Hong Kong, April 2012 “Hong Kong has a huge amount of energy. If it can be channelled into permaculture the concrete will be covered in gardens and forests.” Its my first day in Hong Kong, well not really Hong Kong, actually it’s an...

Permie Students Present Solutions

Permie Students Present Solutions at the Australian Youth Climate Coalition Eyes were opened and options were broadened on the weekend when two PCA Students presented at the Brisbane Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Along with their inspirational co-panellist...

Farmers’ Market Saves Lives!

Farmers’ Market Saves Lives! A Rice Farmer’s Story Such a simple solution to the declining wholesale price for broad-acre crops: Skip the middle man and connect directly with the consumers!   Working ‘off farm’ is no longer a necessity for...

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...