Friday Essay: Effects of Permaculture Practices on Soil Physicochemical Properties and Organic Matter Distribution in Aggregates: A Case Study of the Bec-Hellouin Farm (France)

Effects of Permaculture Practices on Soil Physicochemical Properties and Organic Matter Distribution in Aggregates: A Case Study of the Bec-Hellouin Farm (France) This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). Felix de Tombeur1*, Valentin Sohy1, Claire Chenu2, Gilles Colinet1 and Jean-Thomas Cornelis1 1TERRA Teaching and Research Centre, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of…

The secret life of fungi: how they use ingenious strategies to forage underground

Edith Hammer, Lund University and Kristin Aleklett, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences When you think of fungi, you’ll probably picture a huddle of chubby brown mushrooms, or the large, red-capped toadstools you stumble across in the woods. In doing so, you’re reducing fungi to their reproductive organs – tasty or striking as they may often…

Fiji agroforestry slowly developing.

Good to see the development of projects we worked on, here the permaculture demo site in Rakiraki, Fiji. Sugar cane land turned in agroforestry on contour with grazing space in between. #agroforestry#permaculture #waterharvesting #regenerativeagriculture

Chicken House Architecture

We were appointed to provide detailed drawings for a “chicken compost system coop” as part of a property design that Geoff Lawton from Permaculture Sustainable Consultants was working on. These systems help in building fertility while producing nutrient dense eggs and meat. These drawings aided landscape contractors in the construction of the coop in accordance…

Compost, Chicken, Eggs and Black Garlic.

Justin Rhodes takes us on tour Vermont Compost, Karl Hammer’s multi yielding system. The system is designed to produce high quality compost but Karl uses the compost to feed a flock of chickens that produces a high quality eggs on a “no grain” diet, eating from the vegetable scarp , insects, manures and microbiology that…

Drafting and Detailing Service

Working on a project for “Permaculture Sustainable Consultants” @geofflawtononline drafting and detailing the landscape design based in permaculture principles for a new development in the suburbs of Melbourne. If you want someone to bring your designs to life let us quote you.

Permaculture at MAA Primary School in Vanuatu.

Through our work as consultants on the ground as part of the Permaculture Sustainable Consultants team, led by Geoff Lawton, we are proud for the contribution we made to make Permaculture as integral part of this school which will have an impact on the community in large.

Abundance of Guava

Its guava season here in @zaytunafarm so we are making guava vinegar. Its a fruity vinegar that will take 2.5-3 months to be ready, slit or cut the guava cover with water, add a bit of raw apple cider vinegar and mix for first week once a day, after that stir occasionally until ready. I…

The “Youtube” Permaculture Design Course.

Youtube is a treasure trove of resources and knowledge, so I’m trying to find youtube videos that people can watch that would cover the curriculum of a Permaculture Design Course ” as much as possible” for people who cannot afford to attend such a course.  This will be based on the Permaculture, A Designer’s Manual,…