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 …

Taste the Bush in the Backyard

“Good food is at the heart of bushfood permaculture.” “Local native species conservation takes on a new and more immediate meaning. Some bushfoods are amazingly productive, with the added advantage of being packed with intense, wild flavours. It’s just the beginning of a rediscovery process” – Peter Hardwick

IPC8 Brazil Report

The 8th International Permaculture Convergence in Brazil in May 2007was a resounding success. Permaculture practitioners and representatives from 42 countries– from Patagonia to Canada, from Canary Islands to Cambodia–attended to share their work and experience. The 3-day public conference was symbolically held in the green heart of Sao Paulo, the world’s third largest city. The …