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An important aspect of permaculture design is to always consider the whole system and the relationship of the elements which combine together to make it. This idea of “whole-and-its-parts” is relevant whether you are cooking a meal, designing a productive vegetable garden or coordinating a permaculture design course (PDC). While food and location are important parts of PDC preparation, the […]

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Create your own retreat Everyone needs a little time out, a time to be with nature or simply to be with ones self, sit under a tree and read a book, go for a walk in some beautiful bush or wander along a special bit of coast. Maybe your idea of retreat includes yoga classes, organic food, meditation and teachers […]

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Mature Eucalyptus and Acacia in a Permaculture system It doesn’t seem that long ago at all that we moved to the farm with a great enthusiasm for planting trees. The land had been cleared for pasture, the big trees were gone, the wind howled across the paddocks and we were young and full of enthusiasm. Fast growing Eastern States Acacia […]

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Nature Based Campground Fair Harvest has now been open to the public for a little over six years. It’s been a big six years with a huge number of courses and events  both public and private. Many of the events we’ve held  involve on-site camping, something we hadn’t really planned for, but it turns out to be something that people […]

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Fair Harvest Sustainability Festival and Charlie Mgee Sundowner  2018 theme is……Catch and Store Energy Sunday November 25th 2018 “By developing systems that collect resources when they are abundant, we can use them in times of need.” David Holmgren The next Fair Harvest Festival is coming soon, the theme for this year is “Catch and Store Energy”, one of the David […]

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How much hands on gardening is in a PDC? This is a question that has been debated by PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) teachers quite often. We get so much feedback from students that they love the “hands on” elements and that many of them feel that they learn best this way. On the other hand the PDC is not a […]

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How to make zucchini wraps If your garden is anything like ours, it’s pumping out zucchinis at the moment, if it’s not, there’s a good chance your neighbours is or you can buy them extra cheap at the markets, or swap something for them at your local Swap Shuffle Share. So along with zucchini noodles, zucchini cake and zucchini in […]

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 Festival of No Waste and Charlie Mgee Sundowner 2017 The sixth annual Fair Harvest festival, the “Festival of No Waste” was an amazing event that beat all previous records for both the number of things to see and do and the number of people that attended the day. With 40 different exhibits, talks and  activities there was certainly something for […]

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One of my favourite things to make with pumpkin is a delicious leather. It is a savoury snack that lasts for ages out of the fridge, is great for kids, used in place of  a cracker or  for the final touches to an amazing salad.     I mentioned it in my Food for the Road blog and had so […]

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Two years ago we decided to experiment with Hugelkutur,   a form of raised garden beds using rotting timber to create a mound of organic matter, air pockets and soil life. The reasons we were interested in Hugelkultur gardening : We need to create growing areas that require minimal water as we have very long dry summers.   We have an […]

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