Worms are added to the box in their castings, on top of the scraps.

Permaculture Urban: a simple worm farm

2 polystyrene boxes make a compact worm farm for urban use

Top box with worms and worm casting, bottom box with worm liquid.

If you want to start growing your own food using Permaculture, soil would be a great place to start. A lot of people in urban areas do not have access to soil, so they would need to buy or make their own. Making your own is very satisfying, and a quick and easy way to start is to make a worm farm.  Continue reading

3 Weeks later we have a green scape using natural products, local waste and  natural systems: 'trust nature'.

Permaculture first: regenerating a mine site with a food forest in Laos, by Paul Taylor

The old mine site, heavily compacted over acid producing material, capped with 3 mts of compacted clay and 500mm of very poor soil

The old mine site, heavily compacted over acid producing material, capped with 3 mts of compacted clay and 500mm of very poor soil

Paul Taylor was in Laos in January, working on regenerating a mine site by focusing on soil improvement and planting a food forest. Here you will find his photo diary of the steps they went through to achieve this.  Continue reading