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How to establish a Food Forest

Howdy ! Like for many, 2020 didn’t really go as expected and most of my ambitions for Permaculture Journeys had to be put aside for a long while. But 2021 is finally around the corner and will hopefully bring about new beginnings ! So let’s kick things in with a new blog post, and an ...

Permaculture In Action at: My Mum’s

About the “Permaculture In Action” series As I travel often and practice nomadic permaculture, I created a series of periodic blog posts describing the practical permaculture work I do in various places that I visit. Here are the previous episodes of this series published thus far: Permaculture in Action at: Anthony & Brittany’s (Central Coast, ...

Importance of a Healthy Mind & Body

By Guest Writer Kym Wallis Changing your lifestyle can help you have a happier, healthier and longer life, but it can also give you a sense of purpose. Our health (both physical and mental) is our most important capital. It is what makes us satisfied, happy, mobile and productive. Over time we have learnt that ...

Permaculture in Action at: Michael’s

Foreword It’s been a while since I published the last blog post. The beginning of the year has been quite busy with lots of permaculture work in different places, travelling to and within Europe (and where I’m staying until the end of the year), joining retreats, meeting new people, and taking some personal time for ...

Travel Gallery: Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia

About Travel Galleries As indicated in the name “Permaculture Journeys”, our lifestyle is nomadic; and discovering new places is one of the best things about it.Travelling expands our horizons both in geographical and spiritual terms; it allows us to appreciate the beauty of the world and renew our commitment to protect it. If you have ...

A Guide to Clean Camping

This week we offer a guide to clean camping. From meal time to personal hygiene, we share our tips to spend a few days and nights in Nature with a very minimal impact. It’s been a couple of weeks since our last blog post, and I’ve been inspired to write about clean camping as I ...

Permaculture In Action at: Hazelcombe Farm

About the “Permaculture In Action” series As I travel often and practice nomadic permaculture, I started a series of periodic blog posts describing the practical permaculture work I do in various places that I visit. I called this series “Permaculture In Action at: [people]’s”. In case you missed it, feel free to check the first ...

Forests & Biodiversity

This week’s blog post is about forests, their critical importance for our planet, threats they’re facing, and actions we can take to protect them. Forests & Biodiversity: The role of trees In a recent article about landscape degradation and potential for regeneration, I addressed the importance of trees and the multiple roles they fulfill: “Trees ...

Travel Gallery: Cape Town, South Africa

About Travel Galleries As indicated in the name “Permaculture Journeys”, our lifestyle is nomadic; and discovering new places is one of the best things about it.Travelling expands our horizons both in geographical and spiritual terms; it allows us to appreciate the beauty of the world and renew our commitment to protect it. If you have ...

Permaculture In Action at: Anthony & Brittany’s

About the “Permaculture In Action” series As I travel often and practice nomadic permaculture, I figured I would start a series of periodic blog posts describing the practical permaculture work I do in various places that I visit. I would call this series “Permaculture In Action at: [people]’s”. Intro: Anthony & Brittany’s The first article ...

Why not try Veganuary this January

Why not try Veganuary this January? Veganuary is a charity inspiring people to try veganism for January and throughout the rest of the year. It has become exponentially popular very quickly. There were 3,300 participants at launch year in 2014; and 2018 was a record-breaking year with 168,500 participants ! https://veganuary.com/blog/a-record-breaking-veganuary-2018/ Here are a few ...

Permaculture Design Report Case

This week’s blog post presents a permaculture design report. It is a real case example of a design I have created for a friend. But first, let’s start with the basics so you know what to expect in the report. Permaculture Design Process Permaculture is a design science rooted in the observation of natural ecosystems ...

Practices in Veganic Permaculture

Veganism seeks to avoid all forms of animal harm and exploitation. Veganic permaculture therefore differs from traditional permaculture through avoiding the intentional use of animals and their by-products for our benefit. It is not only suitable for vegans; it’s also very useful to anyone who simply cannot or wish not to keep animals on their ...

Down-Sizing & Transition to Minimalism

Minimalism is becoming mainstream. For some it’s a necessity, for instance when moving to live in a smaller place. For some others it’s a mindful decision, to declutter years of accumulating stuff they barely use to gain some sense of freedom: “Own your stuff; don’t let it own you”. And for some others yet, it ...

A Guide to Vegan Nutrition

Many people lately have expressed an interest in vegan (a.k.a. plant-based) nutrition and have asked me to explain the fundamentals of it. Nutrition is a very complex topic and there is so much to talk about. In order to keep this article digestible (pun intended), I will here address the key aspects of this rapidly expanding ...

Principles of Sharing Economy

The sharing economy is one of the many alternative economic models to our current capitalist system. In our Sustainability section, I briefly talk about alternative economies such as steady state economy, circular economy, sharing economy, and economic degrowth. Sharing economy is also known as collaborative consumption.As its name suggests it, it is a system where people ...

How I live healthy and happy on $18,000 a year

Living on AUD $18,000 a year in Australia might seem scarce to many, but it’s just what I need to live healthy and happy without much restriction. Happy & Healthy Income I work 4 months/year, usually 4-6 weeks every quarter or so, in various jobs that present themselves along our travels and relate directly or ...

Easy home-made bread and milk

Part 1 – Bread Bread and milk have been considered essential staples of the everyday life for centuries.With a French background and a German boyfriend, I certainly can’t deny that bread is a basis of both our culinary cultures. And we like to eat lots of it. However, we’re often frustrated that the bread we ...

Landscape degradation & potential for regeneration

Travels Welcome to the Nunniong plains near Omeo, VIC. Beautiful one-day road trip around natural reserves, plains, hilltops, historic sites and wonderful views all around. As we were approaching the end of the track, these plains near Ensay North caught my attention. The poplars following the creek and the typical colours of the fall offered ...

Hügelkultur Herb Spiral

What is an herb spiral? The principle of an herb spiral is to create a small space where one can access all the kitchen herbs they like to use for cooking, while providing each plant with the adequate micro-climate they need to grow. From rosemary to sage to parsley, basil, coriander, mint and so much ...

Reed Beds as Greywater Treatment

Reeds in natural ecosystems Have you ever wandered along a lake, pond or river and noticed how reeds love having their feet in the water? These tall, grass-like plants of wetlands not only provide habitat for small mammals, dragonflies and birds, they also prevent erosion of the beds and banks of water bodies where they ...

“The Problem is the Solution”

“The problem is the solution” is the second design principle in Bill Mollison’s well-known “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual”. The book was first published in 1988 and is still the title of reference in the permaculture world, a bible of some sort.“The problem is the solution” basically means that every element we perceive as negative can be ...