10 Good Reasons Why You Should Plant Strawberries

Tonielle Christensen Blog, Land & Nature Stewardship

This link expands on the 10 reasons why you should grow your own! Deliciously desirable – start digging for your taste buds. This posted photograph is from our old home garden in Townsville within the double herb spiral beside sage. Sweetly scrumptious – this addiction is a healthy one! Link – Grow Your Own Strawberry Plants: 10 Reasons Why |

4 Bay Composting System with Work Bench

Tonielle Christensen Blog, Land & Nature Stewardship

This design has multiple functions and easy production and organisation of compost. Since compost is the foundation to successful organic gardening, it pays  to make plenty of it, so you wont need to purchase or physically bring it on site. Our smart looking compost system has 4 bays that are the optimum 1x1m working size and uses the back wall

Perennial plants for the tropics…

Tonielle Christensen Blog, Land & Nature Stewardship

Want to know what the best plants are for tropical gardening and eating? I prefer to integrate the following perennial plants into landscapes because they generally need only planting once and provide food and function for the landscape all year long. They are deep rooted, minimises digging each season and so, once planted they are a long term producer! These plants fit

PDCing 2018

Kaylie Jenkins Blog, Education & Culture

The experience of journeying into the upcoming Permaculture Design Course (PDC) with Organic Motion in September. Life can be so overwhelming sometimes. I am learning to let go of expectations, accept the things I cannot change and be grateful for the abundance I have. I am living in the now without laying judgement on myself or others but reflecting on

Herb Spiral – More Edge & Flavour Than a Pizza

Tonielle Christensen Blog, Land & Nature Stewardship

Herb spirals are a great way to get the most edge from a garden bed, enabling you to plant more herbs than possible in a square or circular garden bed, hence the more edge and flavour than a pizza! This video above shows a walk through spiral! We’ve designed and installed many herb spirals over the years, partly because they

Composting is proof there’s life after death

Tonielle Christensen Blog

Life, death, decay, regenerate… A great lesson in both spirituality and earth-based science is that there is no such thing as waste. As permaculture musician Charlie Mgee sings, “it’s just stuff in the wrong place”! In this earthly organic realm, fertility arises from decay. Life, death, decay and regeneration are all part of the transformative cycle of life. Compost is

What has ‘rocket’ got to do with Pizza?

Tonielle Christensen Blog

Short answer…it is super efficient in fuel (wood) and time to cook scrumptious feasts! We started out making the traditional cob ovens and still love them. It is the 3 hours of prepping the fire to generate the heat inside before to cooking, that often deters people (and us) from using the oven without a lot of prior planning. 10