Articles

Australian Permaculture Convergence 2023 Report

by Anne Warman
The Australian Permaculture Convergence (APC) had not been held in South Australia for around 30 years. In recent times the community there has flourished, and…

Fermented Vegetables

by Araluen Hagan
When we eat fermented foods, we eat the beneficial bacteria – the probiotics – that the food contains. This is important because we need a diverse population of bacteria in our digestive system for optimal health…

Companion Planting in Australia

Reviewed by Jenny Hanna
Most plants are the happiest when grown in the company of others or sad when in the company of bad neighbours. This little book is about that…

Permaculture for food security and sovereignty

The permaculture vision of food security and sovereignty is one of communities full of food gardens, larders full of preserves and seed ready to go into garden beds irrigated by harvested rain and storm water and fertilised by the recycled wastes of the dysfunctional industrial food system…

Principles of Permaculture

by Ross Mars
While Bill Mollison and David Holmgren are both recognised as co-originators of permaculture, their seminal text Permaculture 1 did not discuss any overarching principles on which permaculture was based…

“Care of the Oceans”

Reviewed by Tanvier Fowler

(Chapter 9, Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow)

Use and value diversity

The teeming zillions.Two species of shrimp-like copepods, 1 to 2 mm long, are perfectly adapted to life in a rainwater pool along with other microfauna. Although closely related they all thrive together because each...

Marine Permaculture

An excerpt from David Holgren’s article The Problem is the Solution: but solutions can turn back into (the same old) problems.

Obtain a Yield

by Tanvier Fowler

You can’t work on an empty stomach!
This is a principle that I feel is easy for most people to understand, especially in designing gardens. How do we translate it into social permaculture? What is a more appropriate slogan?