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Vetiver Grass
Permaculture design works with Bill Mollison’s ‘each element performs many functions’ principle. So when choosing your plants, look for species that can perform multiple functions. Whether it’s in small suburban gardens or on large-scale properties,
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Growing your own medicinal garden is easy and the benefits of having fresh herbs on hand – both medicinal and edible – are immeasurable. It’s difficult to know the age and viability of dried herbs, so growing varieties which are suited to both your c
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Broad Beans
Vicia fava – vicia was the name for vetch in Latin and fava for the bean itself. Broad beans have been cultivated since prehistoric times in Europe. They were unearthed in the ancient city of Troy, found in Egyptian tombs as well as with Bronze Age a
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Drawing inspiration BRENNA QUINLAN
A much-loved permaculture illustrator and educator, Brenna Quinlan’s drawings guide communities away from consumerism and towards living a life brimming with meaning, beauty and community connectedness. Brenna lives at the idyllic Melliodora property
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Cool Temperate
Basil, beans, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, chives, coriander, cucumber, English spinach, kohlrabi, leek, lemongrass, lettuce, marjoram, mint, onion, oregano, parsley, parsnip, pumpkin, radish, rosemary, silverbeet, swede, sweet c
Pip Permaculture Magazine3 min lettiFashion & Beauty
This long, enclosed and wearable towel is the perfect project to give new life to tired towels. Great for coming straight home from the pool or the beach without getting changed and ideal for when you need to discreetly change out of your bathers som
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Warm Temperate
Beans (dwarf and climbing), beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chicory, chilli, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, endive, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, okra, parsnip, potato (tubers), radish, rhubarb (crowns), shallot,
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Living drinks GINGER BUG
When it comes to fermented drinks, most people think kombucha or water kefir, but good old-fashioned ginger beer can be just as beneficial for gut health and really easy to make yourself. It might seem unintuitive, but the link between fermentation a
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Beans, cucumbers, melons, pumpkin, zucchini, capsicum, chilli, eggplant and tomato seeds. Bush beans need succession planting, climbing beans like being direct sown. Citrus, passionfruit and other subtropicals, such as avocadoes and mangoes, can be p
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For the love of good cutlery, we all need a hand-carved Swedish butter knife in our lives. And the best thing is you can carve your own smörkniv from trees growing in your garden. Hand-carved butter knives are strong, sturdy and a work of art. They r
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Basil, capsicum, carrot, coriander, cucumber, eggplant, kale, leek, melons, parsley, potato, pumpkin, radish, silverbeet, squash and sweet corn. Basil, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, coriander, leek, radish, silverbeet, sweet corn. Basil, beetroo
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Credo is a 12-year-old refugee in Uganda and just one of many young people around the world who are using permaculture to build a bright and sustainable future. Helping vulnerable people access permaculture needs to be a priority. With one percent of
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Artichoke, beans, capsicum, celery, cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, melons, okra, onion, potato, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn and tomato. Basil, chives, coriander, fennel, lemongrass, mint, parsley and tarragon. Amaranth, basi
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Kids’ Patch
Our kids patch winners for this issue are two-year-old Wilde from Bright in Victoria and five-year-old Ryann from Geraldton in Western Australia. Congratulations, you’ve both won a copy of Grow Do It by Formidable Vegetable Sound System. Next issue w
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David is best known as the co-originator, with Bill Mollison, of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Since then he has developed three properties, consulted and supervised in urban and rural projects and pr
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Barleycorn, capsicum, cowpeas, eggplant, galangal, ginger root, mustard greens, spinach, okra, sweet corn, coriander and turmeric. Snake beans and pigeon peas grow well in the wet season. Crowns of sweet potato can also be planted, so plant a new row
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Make Your Own Seed Tape
Seed tape is a great way to plant seeds directly in the garden and it helps look after them while they germinate. Flour Water Small bowl Scissors Toilet paper and empty roll (non-bleached, no-fragrance) Ruler or tape measure Pencil or pen Small paint
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Publisher, Editor and Art Director Robyn Rosenfeldt Editorial Assistant Emily Stokes Sub-editor Kel Buckley Proofreader Peter Ascot Designer and Illustrations Sonia Blaskovic Cover Art Johanna Weiss Marketing and Partnerships Gabrielle Oldaker Writer
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Growing corn SOW, GROW, COOK
Sweet and juicy, dried and ground, grilled, boiled or popped, it’s easy to understand why corn is a favourite all-round staple. Fresh, frozen, ground into flour or made into porridge, polenta and tortillas. Hugely versatile, you can snack on corn raw
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Fun Pages
Q WHY DIDN’T ANYONE LAUGH AT THE GARDENER’S JOKES? A BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO CORNY! Six things you probably didn’t know about corn 1 Corn is a type of grass. 2 One cob of corn has around 800 kernels. 3 The world record for the highest corn plant is ove
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Who could have imagined a year ago how the world would look right now. Never would we have thought that overseas flights are all but cancelled, businesses shut down, people would be forced to stay at home, wear masks to go out and that we’d be banned
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Australia is home to more than 150 native species of fruit fly, but only a few of them pose a threat in the garden. There are two main types of fruit fly. The Drosophilidae family, often called the vinegar fly which is the one you see around compost
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BY LINDA WOODROW (MELLIODORA PUBLISHING 2020) Review by Robyn Rosenfeldt A novel set in the 2030s in a future where the effects of climate change and global warming are starting to have serious effects. Set in both Melbourne and Northern NSW, this bo
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International Projects
www.contourlines.org One of many Ecosystem Restoration Camps around the world, Contour Lines is helping to protect the Guatemalan rainforest by working with local Mayan communities to transform corn monocultures into abundant food forests. Through re
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A FILM BY LOUIE SCHWARTZBERG (2019) ‘Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals nature’s mysteries and could help save the planet … today.’ Fantastic Fungi is a consciousnessshifting film about the mycelium network that takes us on an imm
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Pip Picks Things We Like
The Little Veggie Patch A useful reference for anyone interested in growing vegetables at home using organic methods. Useful to apartment dwellers and backyard roamers alike, the book covers everything you need to know to get the most food out of you
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Becoming an urban forager means tapping into a resource of free and abundant food. But whether it’s foraging edible weeds, redistributing excess produce or even diving into a dumpster, there’s far more you can gain than just a free meal. The savvy ur
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Fair Traders
Crema Joe is a family-owned, Aussie business passionate about helping you get more from your daily cuppa. Its range of planet-friendly coffee pods are designed to be reused, giving you the freedom to brew freshly ground coffee beans with your coffee
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Brains Trust
How long can my starter go without being fed? If you are leaving your starter on the bench all the time then it’s best you feed it every day. If you are not baking bread every day, then feed your starter, put it in a clean jar with the lid on it and
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