We kick off the "Soil Series" with an investigation of the components that make up soil. Episode 2.1 focuses on the classification of the Mineral Particles and the Pore Spaces (containing Air or Water) within the Soil Composition Pie.
The Soil Hugger's Journey - Planting in Spring .... Surviving through Summer - Wicking Beds are One Option.
The most precious gardening resources are water, soil and sunlight. How can we have a ripper productive garden through summer and not squander Perth’s rare two of the big three – water or soil nutrients?
Wicking Beds are one option.
See the concept explained, the size / container options, the drawbacks and the results of our experimentation with the whole range as we try to find the best fit for various sized gardens and circumstances.
Find out how we'll tackle the enormous topic that is Soil and start our SR adventure together.
Chooks, Eggs and a Chicken Tractor.....
Learn a little more about the joy of chooks, testing and keeping eggs, plus info regarding the small scale chook tractor. This blog is more for the self-confirmed "City-Kids".
Those cotton wool balls you have on hand for various uses around the home must have been significantly processed to look the way they do? Not as much as you think…
Follow the link to read the blog on Cotton Plants grown in Perth and a little more info on this intriguing plant.
I've done a crazy thing.....I've left my job.
As of August 1st 2014, I’ve dropped out of the corporate world and am keen to find a very different passion. Being a city kid married to a Permaculture Nut (originally from farming stock - seedling, not grafted!), things were bound to rub off and now I’m ready to get my hands dirty.
So I’m setting off on a scary journey (with fabulous support crew, thanks to the Nut!) to seek out work/play which grabs my interest and satisfies my environmental conscience.
I welcome you to join me on this adventure.
The plan is to include snippets of Permaculture information for those just starting our on the journey - like me - or those just interested in gardening activities and methods. Hopefully we'll learn heaps together as I investigate each topic and we might even surprise some of our more learned colleagues along the way.
My plan is to investigate individual plants, insects, animals, structures, and quirky items, with additional info on activities I participate in which I think might interest others.
Identifying myself as the Soil Hugger comes from the belief that all good things come from great soil.....Tree hugging is great, but Soil Hugging is better!. Obviously the development of that great soil and the management of what grows (and lives) in it (on it and over it) will feature heavily in the blog from a gardening perspective, but also my curiosity about Soil Carbon Sequestration, and my desire to study this more, will potentially influence the blog. We'll see how that pans out.
Anyway, enough intro…. let’s get onto the interesting stuff. Feel free to ask questions, make requests, provide feedback, and add your own stories, but most of all enjoy and encourage others to do the same.
Head to the link - http://thesoilhuggersjourney.wordpress.com/
I'll also include the links on our Terra Perma Facebook Page, so feel free to follow my journey from that vantage point!
I hope you enjoy the ride.
Terrra Perma are a Permaculture - education and design team from Perth Western Australia.