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Permaculture gardeners and designers are often called ‘permies’. Many of us onthe Brisbane local food website already practice permaculture to some degree at least.
Bill Mollison and David Holmgren devised the framework and practices based upon observations that we could no longer continue to deplete earth’s resources while still expecting returns such as fresh air, fertile soils for growing food and clean water.

In permaculture we learn how to work with nature, rather than against it. We create spaces that are life-giving and that include multiple uses for each element in the space. We make small changes for the greatest possible effects and search for the solution within problems we encounter.

In the garden, it means giving more back than we take. A garden will increase rather than deplete its soil fertility through practices like swales, planting guilds and design that harvests energy from nature and other organisms. To join in the ‘Suburban Permaculture’ series beginning July 31 call me 3349 2962 or visit my website for details. www.ecobotanica.com.au

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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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