Not just dirt

Not just dirt

It came to my attention recently that a lot of people do not understand the importance of healthy soil. People are very concerned about pests and disease in their garden. Slugs, caterpillars, moths and numerous other critters that seem to make a scrumptious meal out of the fruits and vegetables so lovingly tended in backyards. Molds and fungus that inexplicably appear on otherwise healthy looking plants.  Continue reading

Learn to improve soil fertility!

Learn to improve soil fertility and make your own bio-fertilizer! The Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast is extremely fortunate to have Paul Taylor coming to teach his Sustainable Soil Management course here early October. We still have spaces available in this course, so do not hesitate to call or email us to book in!  Continue reading

Getting prepared for the upcoming Earthworks Course

Removing trees to prepare for the Earthworks course, and testing the soil

As part of the Earthworks course which runs from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September, we are preparing the area for a dam. Students will learn how to determine a site for a dam and how to plan interconnecting dams and swales, how to survey the land in order to allocate dams and swales in the correct locations and will then be involved in the digging of the dam and the planting out of the dam with appropriate species in order to prevent erosion.  Continue reading