Introduction to Permaculture

For tens of thousands of years, human beings knew how to feed themselves: Preservation of topsoil Crop rotation Natural fertilisers Locally grown, seasonal fruit and vegetables Fresh, free range meat, eggs and milk Freshly cooked, nutritious meals. The food they produced was rich in essential micro-nutrients. Today, with our sedentary lifestyles,…

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The Death of Old Wisdom

Over tens of thousands of years, human beings developed sustainable ways to feed themselves. These included preservation of topsoil, crop rotation, natural fertilisers, locally grown and seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh, free range meat, eggs and milk, and freshly cooked nutritious meals. It was no different in the Africa of…

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Saving Children’s Lives?

Bill and Melinda Gates have written a Valentine’s message to their friend, Warren Buffett, who, a decade ago, committed to give their foundation 85% of his fortune. Buffett stated at the time that he had grown to admire the Gates Foundation over the years, and that he believed that they would…

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A Crime against Humanity?

I think we can describe this as a miserable failure. It is a failure for the farmers, who believe in monoculture and NPK. It is a failure for the food industry, who peddle depleted food, trans fats and sugar. It is a failure for those international agencies who believe that…

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