We’re back!

OBG has been quiet in our blogs, with more posts on Twitter and Facebook. Though we’re back. Having moved our warehouse to bigger premises and expanding our range every day. We’re an ‘organic’ group with lots more organic ideas to come.

To reboost our energy after a month of logistical thinking, lets be creative again.

A perfect affirmation to say and feel. Aw, do seals ever feel unhappy?

 

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Hugelkultur mound from 1 month growing over 20 years.

A colourful example of how a hugelkultur mound grows over 20 years:

http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/

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Hugelkultur – you can do this in your garden, no matter how small!.

Hugelkultur – so easy and you can do this in your garden, no matter how small. No digging required.

Hugelkultur swales and a food forest growing in harmony – a great example of permaculture synergy.

Hugelkultur which is German for ‘hill culture’ are simply no-dig raised beds with a difference.

Packed with organic material: trees, wood, trunks, roots, shrubs, branches, leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, petroleum-free newspaper, manure – they hold moisture, build fertility, maximise surface volume and are great spaces for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs.

Cover the organic goodies waste mound with soil then plant your veggies. Finito!

Try a mini Hugelkultur raised bed with all your organic garden waste in your garden today. Any size will work

Instead of throwing the organic waste in the green bin, build your mound, cover it with soil, scatter and push some seeds in the soil.

The Hugelkultur mound will retain much more moisture, water and nourishment from the composting organic waste within.

 

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Permaculture 101 Basics – quick lesson on the top 3

Permaculture basics – for any garden design, big or small.

In this order from most important to consider:
1. Water
2. Access
3. Structure.

Some time ago we posted some great Permaculture tips e.g. the herb spiral garden, planted swales (curved ditches) down a slope to capture and retain water for your vegetable garden.

To create a Permaculture garden or a permanent culture of sustainable ecology, even before the above tips, the 3 most important features to consider in any garden project are:

1. Water – where does the water enter and exit your property? In what direction does water naturally flow? This is the best path to capture your water, retain it to nourish your garden. Its all about retaining water with less run off as possible without waterlogging your garden whilst relieving the need for mains water.

2. Access – how can you access your property by foot or vehicle? How easy is it to access your water, main garden or structure? Is access blocked by a structure or potential pooling of water?

3. Structure – where are the buildings on your property? Are they in the way of water flow, or access, on a hill or close to the perimeter? If we had a choice, where shall we place our structure – house or shed?

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Inspiration is all around you !

Inspiration is all around you !

(As you can tell, OBG has a tropical feel this week, to help us through the cooler months and to keep our summery momentum and energy supercharged throughout the year.)

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Too much of a good think can be truly wonderful!

Too much of a good thing can be truly wonderful !

…maybe too much tranquility and relaxation can be truly wonderful here :)

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Listen and relax in easy meditation.

Listen and relax…. how is your meditation going today? Meditation can just be listening to your favourite music whilst being active.

10-15 minutes each – these meditation mantras are easy to sit and listen to, even if you are working. Enjoy the tranquility of the words and music. Some excellent background explanations of each mantra make this program even more interesting.

Click and play each day’s mantra here:
http://www.mentorschannel.com/DevaPremal/21-DayMantraMeditationJourneyII/Program/

We’ve just started this 21-Day Mantra Meditation Journey making OBG HQ a calm, productive, energised place today – thank you to the beautiful music of Deva Premal & Mitten.

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Anything solar is a winner for the future!

Anything solar is a winner for the future!

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http://elitedaily.com/news/technology/need-convincing-solar-roadways-worth-funding-video-will-help/604220/?utm_source=FBTraffic&utm_medium=fijifrost&utm_campaign=CMfacebook

 

 

20 minutes a day of meditation is all we need…

20 minutes a day is all you need …. om…..

We love meditation!!! How about you?http://bit.ly/1ihIhta
This is one gift you don’t want to miss: We invite you to join Deva Premal and Miten beginning Wednesday, May 14 for a FREE brand new 21-Day Mantra Meditation Journey. More info> http://bit.ly/1ihIhta
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Every day, do something to inch you closer to a better tomorrow!

Every day, do something to inch you closer to a better tomorrow!

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