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Latest Thoughts from the Farm

Signs of a cultural spring

A few days ago, some daisies and plantains blooming and plantains seeding in a recently mown caught my eye. Then my friend Helen sent me a photo announcing the proximal coming of a zero-waste grocer.


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Energy-efficient driving

Owning a second-hand Nissan LEAF has changed the way I drive. Had I adopted these habits while driving a petrol-powered vehicle, I would have reduced my energy footprint even then.


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No till vege gardens

In August 2017, Phil & I taught a food gardens module of our permaculture design course. As a practical exercise, participants planted up two beds at the Ashhurst Community Library Garden. This post provides a bit of follow-up on those gardens, largely for the benefit of participating students who may not have all returned to Ashhurst to see how well their gardens fared.


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