together a number of agricultural disciplines, including permaculture, organic growing and some
traditional farming & gardening techniques, our aim is to encourage and promote a
natural and healthy way of living.
good chemical free food and healing the soil are just two of the results
of using these best practice audited methods.
- Permanent Agriculture - is a holistic design system working in harmony
with & imitating nature to produce healthy food forest & a sustainable community.
an energy audit to identify your resources in terms of areas most visited in a day, items
needing careful monitoring are placed closest to the household, and complimentary /
supplementary items are placed near each other in zones to best manage your self,
household, farm, business & community.
makes use of a zonal design system as it's index. There is a lot
of information here, you might want to bookmark this page for future
Energy (solar, wind, etc), Waste, Housing Alternatives, Country Kitchen, Frugal
Living, Indoor Plants.
planting guides, companion planting, plants information.
Crop & Animals, Irrigation & Water Management, Aqua-culture,
Conservation, Environmental Issues.
Groups, Globalisation, Foreign Aid, NGOs, Environmental Economics,
Alternative Economics & other issues.
our resources to make the most of yours! We hope this site helps. Thanks!
This website is now under
a major reconstruction.
This website was first
started in 1998 just after completing the Permaculture Design
After spending more than a
year on Starlight, an intentional community on the Sunshine Coast, and a
further 5 years
(2003-2008) on a permaculture-inspired intentional community on the
mid-north coast of NSW, our webmaster now has his own organic acreage
and will further develop this website into a resource for organic
farming and gardening, healthy cooking and living, and right livelihood.
index is based loosely on the permaculture zonal system. Some
pages contain little more than books as we built the articles up into a
resource for you.
our permaculture information and fact sheets,
developing this resource for workers in community groups and NGOs!
A free fundraisers course is there, plus news & articles for
starting an intentional community, land trust, LETS Local Energy
Transfer Scheme or credit union.
In an extraordinary "own goal" the
Australian Greens political party has decided it wants to support
the Stop Lynas political campaign in Malaysia to severely damage the global rare earth
temperatures and unpredictable weather events are disrupting
life sustaining agriculture in many parts of the world, derailing
efforts to reduce hunger and poverty in the world’s poorest regions.
Because agriculture relies on healthy soil, adequate water, and a
delicate balance of gases in the atmosphere, farming is the human
endeavour most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. At the
same time, agriculture is a major driver of human caused climate
change, contributing anywhere from 25 to 30 percent of global
greenhouse gas emissions.
The good news is that agriculture, when done sustainably, holds an
important key to mitigating climate change. The United Nations
estimates that the global agricultural sector could potentially
reduce and remove 80 to 88 percent of the carbon dioxide that it
currently produces. Practices such as using animal manure rather
than artificial fertilizer, planting trees on farms to reduce soil
erosion, and growing food in cities all hold huge potential for
shrinking agriculture’s environmental footprint and mitigating the
damaging effects of climate change.
By tapping into the multitude of climate-friendly farming practices
that already exist, agriculture can continue to supply food for the
human population, as well as income for the world’s 1.3 billion
farmers. Climate-friendly agriculture also can play a critical role
in the global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the
mitigation of climate change.
A call on Mark Ragg to correct the
multiple errors that he has published in the SMH