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 […]
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 […]
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…
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 […]
In the time of greens and citrus abundance, I thought I would post a recipe for a roast veg salad with a yummy citrus avocado dressing…
7 Years ago I was lucky enough to be asked whether I wanted to learn how to play a marimba with other members of the community. The marimba is a diatonic xylophone style instrument with wooden keys and piped resonators. I liked playing other percussion instruments, and because […]
As part of our 10 week Permaculture Life Skills Internship, but also open to external students (people not undertaking the Internship), we will be starting a 5 day Self Reliance course this coming Monday (10th September).