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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Food forest – so easy, any garden can have one!

Food forest – so easy, any garden can have one!

Another feature of any good garden of Permaculture is a food forest.

A food forest can be big or small, or just a few plants, growing in companionship with each other over several canopy levels. This mini forest could just be the crop of plants in the corner of your garden.

Nature grows in a highly optimised pattern, utilising multiple layers and making the most of both horizontal and vertical space.

A food forest may not have all seven layers, but it does have multiple layers, and even more importantly, it is a virtually self-sustaining living ecosystem.

A food forest offers:
– High Productivity
– Natural Mulch, Compost & Fertiliser
– Natural Pest Control
– Resilience Through Biodiversity – Strength in Numbers
– Easy Soil Repair – Chop n’ Drop.

Real forests do not need any work, they self-maintain — no pesticides, herbicides, weeding, crop rotation, mowing or digging. Food forests do not need any of this either – less work, more food, all natural.

A food forest typically is comprised of seven layers:
– High canopy: The canopy layer is comprised of tall trees — typically large fruit and nut trees.

– Low canopy: Between the tall canopy layer trees, there is a layer of low growing, typically dwarf fruit trees.

– Shrubs: Nestled between all the small trees are the shrubs – which are well represented by currants and berries.

– Low shrubs: Filling the remaining space are the herbaceous layer, these are the culinary and medicinal herbs, companion plants, bee-forage plants and poultry forage plants.

– Ground cover: Any remaining space is occupied by ground cover plants. These form a living mulch that protects the soil, reduces water loss to evaporation, and prevents weeds growing.

– Underground root level: We can still go a level deeper to the rhizosphere, or root zone, the underground level which is occupied by all our root crops, such as potatoes, carrots, ginger, yacon, etc.

– Vertical Vines: While that might seem like a lot of plants in one space, we still have one more to fill, the upright vertical space. This is filled by climbers and vines, which can be run up trellises, arbours, fences, trees or any other vertical support. This category includes grapes, climbing beans, many berries, passionfruit, kiwi fruit, climbing peas, chokos and many other species that love to climb.

Thank you – http://permaculturenews.org/2011/10/21/why-food-forests/

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What does a swale look like?

What does a swale look like?

Here it is – and it can be created in any small garden or even in a big pot on your balcony as just a slight slope and ditch will focus the water where it is needed most.

A great to conserve water.

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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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528 hz DNA healing frequency & ancient Solfeggio tones

Has anyone heard of the 528Hz healing frequency?

Why listen to noisy radio and TV ads? Is TV becoming so loud leaving you with distracted anxious energy? We all have our favourite music, and here are some new tracks to add to your list.

The 528 hz tone is used by scientists to heal DNA and we can see why.

Have a listen to this and enjoy the calm, centering your energy, releasing stress, breathing easy in a few moments:
DNA repair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6IEIANncwY
This is on high rotation at OBG HQ :)

Music:
3 hours of bliss for relaxation and deep sleep using the 528 hz healing frequency – we play it in the office, really works for focus in a calm state. No noisy radio ads thank you very much at OBG.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9xClTReb7I

For comprehensive scientific information on the use of the 528 hz frequency:
http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/8377/does-528-hz-facilitate-dna-repair

http://www.528records.com/pages/dna-repair-frequency-revealed-bible-intrigues-scientists-and-religious-scholars

The Solfeggio frequencies:
There are actually six tones which are part of an ancient 6-tone scale, the six ‘Solfeggio frequencies’, used for healing and relaxation in many sacred chants and music. Look at the wonderful effects these 6 Solfeggio frequencies have on water in the below photo.

Great and in depth information here:

http://attunedvibrations.com/solfeggio/

http://www.redicecreations.com/specialreports/2006/01jan/solfeggio.html

The main six Solfeggio frequencies are:
UT – 396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear
RE – 417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
MI – 528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)
FA – 639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships
SOL – 741 Hz – Awakening Intuition
LA – 852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order.

You will find so much music using the solfeggio tunes online.

Enjoy your days with nature, calming crickets and soft waves :)

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A little breathing space in our minds…

Good morning :) here is some zen and calm and just beautiful colour to brighten up your day.  A little breathing space in our minds for a moment, in a busy week and start to the year. We are holding onto our holiday vibes as much as we can for the next 11 months – lets try!

Water energy, flowers, trees, rocks and a winding path. This would be a dream spot in any garden….

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