As reports come in about record cold weather in the USA and Australia just experienced record heat in our state of Queensland, where apparently native bees have died and bats and flying foxes have fallen from the sky due to heatstroke, we at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast are preparing for another busy year educating people to prepare for what may be coming. Continue reading
©2013 Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast - Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute talks about systems in place for water management at Maungaraeeda and answer related questions.
Conventional growing and grocery shopping dictates that we buy a whole lettuce. A nice looking big round thing with all its leaves on. When shopping in your garden, it is quite different… Continue reading
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
I came across this interesting South American plant and decided to give it a go. One of the reasons it attracted my interest was that it claimed that South Americans added it to their bean dishes to stop flatulence… Continue reading