Category Archives: SoilCare
Wow! Well done! Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again
What a brilliant idea!
This is a great little summary of permaculture in Zone 1, the vegie/herb patch, the most frequented and arguably the most productive of the zones. It doesn’t need a large space, or even good soil; it can be done in … Continue reading
Although aimed at a US audience, this article has a lot of relevance over here too. Why prairies matter and lawns don’t
Interesting concept. Using Hugelkulture on a larger, forest scale.
Urban Food Street, in Buderim, is in the news! What I wouldn’t give to live in a place like this; it would be a dream come true. Anyone interested in starting our own? Food Street: Feeding off the kerbside and … Continue reading
Mycology is a fascinating topic. Most of the plants in the world rely on their partnerships with fungal species to obsorb nutrients and moisture, particularly in less-than-ideal conditions, including those most flamboyant members of the plant-world, orchids – a lot … Continue reading
International Day of Forests Apparently it’s International Day of Forests! And I case you need to be reminded of why we need forests, here’s 21 reasons: 21 reasons why forests are important
Happy St Paddy’s Day everyone! And to celebrate, plant some clover! No, really! Its a great multi-use plant: it’s a nitrogen-fixer/legume so adds nitrogen to your soil, acting as a natural fertiliser (if you have it in your lawn it … Continue reading
Interesting article on the use of newspaper and cardboard in your gardens and whether the components are ‘safe’. I personally collect newspapers for specifically this purpose. I find them useful for sheet mulching before laying down a new garden bed … Continue reading