Retrofitting the Suburbs *

  Self-reliance. . . It has always been an economic foundation of every society in history, it's just that in the super-charged affluence of the past couple of decades we've managed to suck it dry and shift everything up, into the monetary economy. And when you get economic contraction it's just natural that people start doing … Continue reading Retrofitting the Suburbs *

Aussie Climate Zone Comparisons

[ You may notice that Tasmania is not covered in this map. Within Tasmania there are several smaller climate regions which are covered in the link Daily Mail news article  ] Recently I came across this map of climate comparisons across Australia with other regions of the world. I am not surprised to see Perth … Continue reading Aussie Climate Zone Comparisons

Zones in a Nutshell – Permaculture Zones : Part Two

This post follows from the first one found here. So with my reassessment of the permaculture zones whilst planning our new house and garden, here is an over-view of what you might find in each zone. ZONE 0 — The house structure. Here permaculture principles would be applied in terms of aiming to reduce energy and water needs, … Continue reading Zones in a Nutshell – Permaculture Zones : Part Two

Zoning Out from The House – Permaculture Zones : Part One

Part One - Zero to Abundance I find it pays to refresh the mind of concepts from time to time. Each time I take a look at zones there is a different mind-set of learning and experience that views the zones and my approach to them differently. Mostly due to a different piece of land … Continue reading Zoning Out from The House – Permaculture Zones : Part One