Terra Preta…Jagabar Jagun… and a Carbon-Negative Future.

The term terra preta specifically applies to the Brazilian soils of the Amazon basin, where it was produced 5000 years ago, by an as yet uncertain agricultural process of ‘slash, burn and bury’ [1]. This formed “reefs”, for the micro-organisms to colonise, and also stored nutrients against leaching in the high rainfall.  Geoff Moxham writes…

Make Your Own Herbal Skin Care

Did you know…. Your skin is your largest organ, it respires (breathes), regulates body temperature and absorbs both beneficial and harmful substances into the blood stream, nervous and lymph systems – that includes all the personal soaps, wash gels, shampoos, conditioners and plethora of skin creams, tonics, cleansers, moisturisers, anti-wrinkle, anti-pimple, aftershaves and everything we …

Shaping the Future

The call to become an effective agent of change There is a rising tide of awareness of an urgent need to change, which has been accelerating rapidly over the past 12 months. Most people now accept the reality of climate change, and it’s connection to increasing droughts, water crises and extreme weather events, and accept …

Do Nothing, or as Little as Possible

Efficient, labour saving, low maintenance, user-friendly are catch-cries we hear all the time, yet how much unnecessary work do we create for ourselves, often without even being aware of it? Eliminating unnecessary work is intrinsic to good permaculture design.

Edible Flowers

Flowers play an important role in an edible landscape and in any food producing permaculture. The benefits of integrating flowering plants into a vegetable garden are numerous: they attract bees and other insects to pollinate and predate on common pests, fragrant flowers and flowering herbs help confuse and repel some harmful insect pests, and an …