Geoff Lawton above Zaytuna Farm All photographs © Craig Mackintosh General information The Permaculture Research Institute Zaytuna Farm is now offering practical hands on learning, in the field experience. This Certificate is replacing the 10-week Internship Program. A total of 24 successful applicants will learn on the job while managing their chosen position for 4… Read more »
Posts By: Geoff Lawton
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 »
Store room and NAB sign logo Nadia and I have known Rosemary Bdeir and her daughter Hala now for more than 10 years. Our original connection was through an invitation to consult on their family properties. It was obvious to Nadia and I that they understand the ethics of permaculture and the need for permaculture… Read more »
Outside the fence On August 6, 2010 Craig Mackintosh posted on my initial consultancy for the site I’m reporting on today. Three years and three months later, I can give an update on what has transpired since.
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The year 1999 was a busy one, with the potential of Y2K and “the end of world as we know it”, with the threat of computers failing as the clocks trip over the year 2000 at start of the new millennium. For part of the year I was working as the lead permaculture consultant with… Read more »
This mudhief (or reed building) project has been done by the organisation Nature Iraq.