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Raising Veggies

Whenever we decide to start gardening we come up against challenges, usually brought about by our preconceived ideas of the way things should be.  For example, the neighbors might get annoyed by the untidy look of a permaculture garden, or perhaps instead of understanding a particular garden niche and growing something to suit the conditions, we decide to change the site to grow what we want.

Permaculture raised garden bed

Attaching the corrugated sheets. Chicken tractor and poly tunnel in the background.

The raised garden bed is something that is often used in both of these situations, to “tidy up” or make a site appear more ordered and to change the growing conditions by increasing drainage.

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Tucker for Travellers

The Arts Factory backpackers resort in Byron Bay, New South Wales, has just been blitzed by an efficient team of Permaculturalists taking part in a five day course focusing on bringing permaculture designs from the page into the landscape.

Garden beds

The Arts Factory backpackers resort sees travellers from all over the globe come to relax and soak up the  sun and surf. During their stays they chomp their way through countless meals consisting of food that could have travelled just as far as they did. In an initiative to reduce the impact of the food consuming hordes of travellers the Permaculture Research Institute has provided a helping hand to set up a kitchen garden.

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Filed under urban food production raised garden beds Permaculture Permablitz herb spiral