Mark Garrett

Waste Management

Waste Management

By Mark Garrett From the start of this series, I have discussed how permaculture is all about using nature as our guide in order to design sustainable living systems for food production or energy supplies for daily living. If you watch nature closely, you will notice that in nature there

Mark Garrett

11 min read

Farming / Permaculture
Water Harvesting

Water Harvesting

By Mark Garrett Water is essential for growing healthy soil as moisture is needed for the microbes to break down the organic matter and create humus. Water in the humus then enables the nutrients and trace elements to be taken up in a soluble form by the root system of

Mark Garrett

7 min read

Farming / Permaculture
Growing Soil

Growing Soil

By Mark Garrett Today’s blog is really a part 2 to the blog I posted on the 10 April 2013 – “Understanding Soil” – where I discussed what soil is and why it is so important for it to be healthy.  As mentioned, for this to happen we have to encourage

Mark Garrett

10 min read

Farming / Permaculture
Understanding Soil

Understanding Soil

By Mark Garrett “You are what you eat”. The truth of this saying is becoming ever more evident with the rising numbers of people worldwide affected by food related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and environmental toxicity. But did you know that what you eat is only as healthy as

Mark Garrett

7 min read

Farming / Permaculture
Permaculture Design

Permaculture Design

By Mark Garrett Design is fundamental to permaculture as a lot of thought has to go into trying to figure out what’s what in the tangled webs that are ecosystems. If I do X, what will it affect? If I need Y, then what should I be putting in

Mark Garrett

7 min read

Farming / Permaculture
What is Permaculture?

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a contraction of “Permanent Sustainable Agriculture”, a concept, formalised by two Australians – Bill Mollison and David Holmgren – in the 1970s. Photo: Bill Mollison, with his wife Lisa (I'm on the right).It encapsulates an idea shared by many cultures and peoples around the world, namely that we should

Mark Garrett

6 min read

Farming / Permaculture