International Permaculture Day

Many thanks Rachel & Jamie Ryan for your reflections on our garden at Sunday’s open day!

A Kailyard in Adelaide!

So not only was May the Fourth International Star Wars day it was also International Permaculture day. Permaculture was started in Tasmania in the mid-1970s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren and is now practiced worldwide. Essentially, permaculture combines natural landscapes and edible gardens that sustain themselves and the gardener. According to Organic Gardening he ultimate purpose of permaculture is to develop a site until it meets all the needs of its inhabitants, including food, shelter, fuel, and entertainment.”

There are three core ethics – Care for the Earth, Care of People, Limiting Consumption and Fair Distribution of Resources – and twelve guiding principles.


We are only just beginning to learn about Permaculture and are considering what we can adapt in our own garden to try and follow these principles. On Sunday we went to Nadja’s Garden, a garden in Adelaide’s Southern suburbs based on Permaculture principles to make it more sustainable.  It is a fabulous garden on…

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