Archive for the ‘Australasia’ Category

Over the last decade or so, you could consider me to be one of those people who have become more and more aware of the collusion between Governments, Media, Corporations and Banks – I used to think all was dandy and the western world was a pinnacle of what would be considered ”right” and how civilization should be.

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John Perkins

One book I would point readers to read and be able to overstand what I overstand and become more aware of day by day, would be ”Confessions of an Economic Hitman – by John Perkins” – the latest book is actually called ”The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman”. In this book you quickly become aware of this collusion, mainly between American Corporations which are actually NSA offshoots and the IMF / Wold Bank etc.

Today I was about to go to the WordPress general page and saw a news snippet from two days ago about an Ex US Military General joining the ranks of the board of directors of the company which owns Wordpess, further in, the article states the following: ”This is the latest in several recent executive hires for Automattic, including former New York Times executive Kinsey Wilson joining as president of WordPress.com in March 2018.” < so here we have a mainstream corporate media executive getting involved in the top management of a very popular alternative media blog host which claims that it covers at least 30% of the Internet, this should be ringing alarms bells in most people, most people are unfortunately too busy to take note or even care …

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John Perkins Quote

In John Perkins’ Non-Fiction book, there is a passage where he mentions how Robert ”Strange” McNamara went from being President of Ford motor company, to Secretary of Defence in the US Military under J.F. Kennedy – straight into presidency at the World Bank! Need I point out the obvious ? Is this normal in the main ”Western World” powers? I find information like this can often be seen as normal even here in the UK, hardly anyone bats an eye …

Do yourself a favour, get hold of the book, even if you need to buy a second hand one online.

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There is this nice little Permaculture Farm in a very nice rural setting in farmlands in New Zealand, in this video the owner goes through many aspects from Yields, earnings from yield (per Kilo), Climate and changes / difficulties. There is even quite a detailed part on Micro green production. Their business design is on High Value crops and he explains how he even gets ahead of monoculture / large scale industrial type farmers by having some crops such as Aubergine (Eggplant / Brinjal) available as far as Two Months ahead which enables him to increase the price of the first two months charge by up to NZD 4.00 Per Kilo above the seasonal rate!

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Micro Greens mass production in a Permaculture system

Take a look at the Aubergine bed and its width / length, he claims that he made NZD 1,600 in one season from that bed alone!

Further discussions include the benefits and huge relief they had when obtaining a cooler for their salads to increase storage time and so on.

They have had a good crop of Strawberries this year with around 400 Kilograms harvested and sold for profit from the bed next to the large polytunnel (above vide and below image).

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Huge Strawberry Harvest on a Permaculture Farm

Woodchip is a great soil amendment and adds nutrients into the soil slowly, I have observably proven this to myself last year on my Allotment where I stashed a few wheelbarrows of woodchip on a section of my plot because otherwise the communal woodchip would likely have been finished by the time I needed some.
Once I dug my pond out, I covered the mound of woodchip with the soil from within the pond, about 6 months later I finally started a new project in the place of the mound of soil where I discovered the very well composted woodchip and noticed when digging that the topsoil layer was darker within a few inches under the topsoil line, when I compared this to a section just a meter away, the soil was lightly coloured and only darker very close to the surface line…

Below is a great video proving and showing from day one to 8 years on, the soil is even dug down seriously deep to prove how far the amendment reached until the soil quality becomes poor again.

 

Important Note: If you obtain free woodchip from your local Tree Surgeons, always ask what tree/s were chipped! Basically, Broad Leaf are usually Alkaline or Neutral PH (Oak is Acidic though) and Coniferous are Acidic PH, So use Conifer Woodchip for pathways as less weeds will germinate amongst the mature rotting chips as well as a mulch for Acid loving plants like strawberries and Blueberries. Use the Broad Leaf for your beds and as a soil amender!

Video courtesy of youtube channel OneYardRevolution

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity (2016) Documentary

This Documentary follows on the subject of Eco Village / Community based settlements, filmed in Australia with some commentary from David Holmgren and is a joyful watch, you can see a few mini homes built from recycled materials etc…

There are discussions about the world banking system and how even it needs a radical change in order to secure a better future, this is a very interesting documentary for anyone interested in the subject or similar

Hello everyone, welcome to 2017!!

I have been on an overseas trip for a while so haven’t been able to post anything until now, this post is to thank those who visit the site whether regularly or first timers. The US and UK are practically the two always on top of my ”countries” list so today I will be mentioning number 3 right through to number 10 in the following order with the leading country’s flag added to the post (I will try make the effort to do this every month) Would you like to see your countries flag on this article in the coming months ahead? Then help share some of my posts and blog on your social media!:

The top country’s for visitor stats in December 2016 are (#1 USA and #2 UK) then :

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Australia, December 2016 3rd highest visitor

Australia, Philippines, Canada, Thailand, Irealand, Turkey, Malaysia and France

People in these countries have sought out information relating to sustainable living not only Permaculture but many related topics, methods and solutions and this makes me have more faith as time goes by.

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This blog is not marketed in any way, I do not use social media or make any money from advertising (wordpress does add adverts to my blog because I have a free account, I cannot disable these ads), seeing how many people still organically find my posts online through searching shows that here are people who go through results pages and not only click on the first link or two on page one!

IF you do find any of my posts and information shared here to be of a good quality or helpful to others then please do share it to whomever you like using whichever social media you like, again, I do not use social media to promote this blog (mostly out of lazyness) but could use your help if you would like to help out, I do this in my spare time and only do it with the good intent of education and documenting my own Permaculture learning journey.

Also, I like interaction here, hence why I have made sure that you can comment on Any Post even if you do not have an account on Discus or WordPress etc, you can comment as a guest.

See you in the next post and happy 2017 so far! …

Here are some really good ideas in making fresh raised / semi raised beds in a previously manicure lawn garden, well worth the watch for anyone who is looking into making a few permaculture inspired changes in their own gardens.

The video is from Sweden and includes video footage as well as still images:

I stumbled upon this completely by accident, nice little video from ‘Living In The Future; Eco-villages”, a permaculture garden and training centre on a large piece of land with a Dam, lake, training facilities, nursery etc.

Enjoy