Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Permaculture - a new project

I have been doing some reading on this topic of late. It started when I was researching what veges I can plant at different times of the year which lead me to some great permaculture sites. I find this way of thinking and this philosophy very interesting.

I don't think that I can live in this way fully but I know that as a family we can adopt some of the principals into our everyday way of thinking and doing.

So what is permaculture?
Permaculture is a practical concept applicable from the balcony to the farm, from the city to the wilderness. It enables people to establish productive environments providing for food, energy, shelter, material and non-material needs, as well as the social and economic infrastructures which support them. Permaculture means thinking carefully about our environment, our use of resources and how we supply our needs. It aims to create systems that will sustain not only for the present, but for future generations. definition from Permaculture International Journal

I recently found this site http://permacultured.com.au and this one http://milkwoodpermaculture.com.au
both are filled with loads of great ideas, tips and suggestions. I especially love the month by month planting guide in the permacultured site and their blog is fantastic as well.

The other thing I want to do at our new place is have chooks and I just found this http://www.rentachook.com.au/ what a brilliant idea. I have told several of my friends about wanting chooks and they all say noooo don't do it. they smell, they will attract rats, they ruin the garden blah blah blah... but friends that I was out to dinner with on Friday night have two chooks "Charlie and Lola' and they were so supportive. They love their chooks. I was so happy to hear support of my idea so thank you Bec and Anthony for the positive words.

hopefully i will produce this much one day

love it. what to name our chooks????


A little bit Country said...

Just about to start planting up our huge vege plot. Moved to the country in March and have not done much over winter. Now getting everything cleared. We have a chicken coop that needs clearing ready for the arrival of our chooks at the end of next month. Lots of fun ahead! Elaina

Loopylu -lu said...

sounds lovely. there is something great about doing something with the soil. we live in the city about 200m from the beach but nothing like a little country living in the city.
good luck with the chooks.