From Prairie to Monoculture’ is a three minute video tour of the industrial food industry. Let your friends know that monoculture is not farming. It is a plant factory on the ground where there is no life.
Posts By: Geoff Lawton
Photo: Ingrid Pullen Splendour in the Grass is a music, arts and culture festival held near Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales, Australia. It is a 3-day event attended by more than 30,000 people (on an area of 256 ha., or 660 acres — partly adjacent to a large nature reserve) and it is… Read more »
My mother-in-law, Amptee, is a very traditional Jordanian woman, having lived on and from the desert land all her life, and is a wealth of knowledge that has been passed on from generation to generation. The olive is a very traditional part of the Jordan diet and culture, as it has for 1000s of years…. Read more »
Photos: Ingrid Pullen At Zaytuna Farm we have been using our Boer meat goats to fast-track the weed-tree-infested forested valleys’ succession and reforestation with a diversity of high quality tree species. This is being done around the pasture edges of the valleys and the gullies between our pastures, which are dominated by weed tree inundations… Read more »
Photos: Ingrid Pullen Late winter and early summer in the warm zones of Australia are deadly times of year for smaller farm animals, especially newborns, because of the deadly paralysis tick. Young cows up to 4 months, sheep, goats, geese, cats and dogs can all die from the powerful neurotoxin of the paralysis tick. People… Read more »
There’s a book… a book that is 576 pages long. It was first published in 1988. Some of you may have read it, some of you maybe haven’t.
Cassava is a perennial. I have eaten cassava eight years after planting and it was fine, with just a small thin woody core that needed to be stripped out like a strong woody cord. Cassava can easily be planted as a cutting, 150mm to 200mm (6 to 8 inches) with 2/3’s in the ground and… Read more »
Main crop carrots can be planted onto a shallow line of fine builder’s sand just few millimetres thick. The seeds can then be covered with a thin sprinkle of sand.
Here’s a typical morning pick of diverse vegetables from the main crop at Zaytuna Farm — today it’s potato, amaranth, spinach, turnip, carrot, long red radish, snow peas, silver beet, sweet root, cassava, arrow root, rocket, Egyptian mustard, turmeric, lettuce, Ethiopian cabbage, daikon radish, beetroot, bok choy, yellow cherry tomato, sweet potato, zucchini and taro…. Read more »
To celebrate International Permaculture Day we will be opening the gates and offering visitors a free tour of Zaytuna Farm, the home of the Permaculture Research Institute ~ Sunday May 4th, 2014. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Nadia, Latifa and I would love to see you here.
Update: Sorry, course registrations have now closed for 2014. There are only a few hours left to go before we close the 2014 Online PDC Course to new students. Seats are filling fast with just a few seats left to go. If you’ve been thinking of taking my online course, now is the time to… Read more »
Update: Sorry, course registrations have now closed for 2014. We’ve had a terrific response to the start of the 2014 Online PDC Course and want to thank you all for the tremendous support you’ve given us towards making this first week a resounding success. Seats are filling up fast and the doors are closing this… Read more »