Microclimates

  Where you live can be a totally different climate to 20kms away and right at your property multiple micro-climates can be created. Dealing with climate change is real and this will reflect on what you grow and how you prepare your property. The key factors to consider are prolonged rainfall, hotter drier summers and…

Moringa Oleifera

  Other names are Drumstick or horseradish tree. This tree amazing tree has a multitude of uses. The leaves and flowers can be eaten raw or drying the leaves for tea and powdered form for green smoothies. The bark of the Moringa can also be eaten and shaved off gently and used in stir fries. The…

PATIOS AND ROOFTOP GARDEN

  High density living shouldn’t stop you from growing some food from small terraced gardens, unit patios, rooftops all can be productive be places with simple planning. Terraced gardens where there is soil available to work with will a huge advantage small compost bay or worm farm can be installed and soil can be improved…

Mulch Plants

These are the plants that are going to save you money. You don’t need to buy mulch when you can grow it. Mulch Plants can be grown on the back or front of swales that can be cut at various times of the year for your own mulch production and deliver directly to fruit trees….

Swales

  Why use Swales on your property? Swales can collect water runoff from your acreage land or any urban property and are used to hydrate the landscape in so many ways. Planning is the key to positioning your swales to collect maximum water runoff from over flowing tanks, grey water, and road runoff, ground water…

WEEDS ARE THEY GOOD OR BAD ?

Why do we have so many weeds? There are just so many weed trees and weed plants that I sometimes think every second plant is a weed.  Even natives can be weeds or are the wrong plant for the wrong spot.  Do you think weeds have a purpose?  Or are they just there to annoy…

Urban Permaculture

“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”  ― Joel Salatin, Folks,…

Support Species Plants

What are these plants? And why do we need them? Support species are everywhere in the native bush worldwide. These plants help to support other plants by providing them with vital nutrients, sometimes shade, mulch or decaying matter.  They can help to nourish and create better soil for plants to grow in or might make…

Soil

Soil is one the life bloods of our earth along with water, air and sunshine. We cannot survive without it. Soil has been used and abused from large scale farming and production. It has been over tilled in large farming lots so all of the structure, viability and topsoil have been lost.  Consequently fertilisers and…

SEED SAVING

  For thousands of years we have been saving seeds. Seeds were saved from edible plants and from trees and shrubs. The earliest explorers saved seeds from other countries that they visited. For many years seeds of a long list of varieties have been harvested from some of the best crops, and stored in special…

Market Garden

  Market gardens can be created anywhere with any size block of land. You don’t need to have acreage to have production.  You can have your lawn and create an over stocked garden too, you just need to plan.  Back in the thirties and forties every second house in the street had an oversupply of…

A Food Forest System

A food forest replicates a rainforest but uses food plants instead. It can provide a diverse range of edible plants from season to season.  In a food forest “support species” are huge contributors in helping your apex trees reach their full potential.  These are plants such as grasses for mulch, legumes to fix nitrogen in…