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Webinar Series

Over the past 2 years, PermacultureWest has presented a series of webinars to share knowledge from some of the fantastic people in our community. We have learned about basic and advanced seed saving, fruit production at home, composting, building biologically healthy soil, tree hollows and nest boxes and creating an abundant food garden in an urban yard with permaculture.

Wonderful Scythe

by Jenny Hanna
In the PermacultureWest Enews of November 2020, three years ago, my husband Sol wrote about his reflection on using a scythe to do things the hard, slow way of cutting grass. It was a good reflection and I agree. This time, I am writing my reflection on this wonderful tool. 

New Children’s Book

by Shani Graham
Hiya Permies – Shani here from Ecoburbia. For those of you who don’t know us we are part alternative urban infill development and community (8 people live here under the footprint of the original house), part urban farm (think chickens, goats and a big veggie patch), part sustainable housing retrofit (think original old 1970s brick Italianate 3 by 1), part sustainable education business (we run workshops and courses everywhere!) and part passionate developers of geographic community (proud members of the West Beacy Bunch).

Photo of Fennel plant


by Paul Lambert

It is Kambarang (October to November). Summer is coming, the onset of heat, and the season of yellow. I love the awareness of Noongar culture when it comes to the health of country, by observing the natural triggers and changes in native bush land…

Geese Integrated into a Certified Biodynamic Farming System

We  started farming 26 years ago, with 3 young boys playing in the dirt. The farm has been certified Organic/Biodynamic for 24 years. … Our main hurdle was always kikuyu grass competing with the newly planted  vineyard and avocado trees. Geese have been the solution and have so many benefits for our farm.

Awesome Gathering of Members

by Bronwyn Chompff-Gliddon
We began with a shared lunch, which was very well catered for with marvellous talents on show from all the contributors. However, the wonderful didn’t stop at the food. The weather was perfect for sitting in the sunshine while we ate…

Warm Life-ing

by Fiona Brooks
Four years ago I fell into a rabbit hole of Warm Data and Batesonian theory. I was about to say “it started with an unexpected walk with a friend of a friend”, but of course it started well before that…

Julimar Permies

by Helen Harvey
When we began our Julimar gardening journey in 2008, we had a bucket, a shovel and, very luckily, a dam full of water. That was July and by September we had upped our game as we realised this was crowbar country as the clay dried out and turned to something like concrete…