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I am not a permaculturalist although I know a few adherents and greatly respect the field work of  key leaders  like Robyn Francis and the writer of these articles, Russ Grayson.

Read the manuals too. Follow the online articles. Keep up.

Grayson, I think, touches on the core permaculture conundrum in the first of these as I know 'permaculturalists' from other countries who do not fill his criteria for what constitutes Permaculture.

For that matter, his definition only affirms my own preferences to not identify as a permie.

I've drawn a lot of inspiration from British Permaculture over the years (which appears different from  Permaculture here -- more 'scientific')  but as systems go, I guess my only template today gotta  have Vetiver in it.

We all have our shibboleths, I guess.

Russ raises some interesting issues and his commentaries are well worth reading.

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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