Human Nature Food Systems Design

Jason Ross reflects on Stefan Sobkowiak’s #BONZTour workshops in April this year.It was a great pleasure to host Stefan at Habitate Farm for a workshop on fruit tree training and soils. Thanks to all involved for organising the tour and hosting Stefan, Doreen and James here in Dunedin.When you are busy on the land it’s a welcome inspiration to have a teacher such as Stefan come and reinforce the … [Read more...]

Permaculture Orchard – Questions and Answers

All the questions people have been asking Stefan Sobkowiak in various online forums was recently collated by Hugo Deslippe, along with his answers. It's been carefully organised in 62 pages and a Table of Contents to quickly get to the topics you're most interested in. Read it on ISSUU, or download the PDF, and search its contents to your hearts content.     PermacultureOrchard-Answers.pdf   … [Read more...]

The end of an era

The signs are clear and the jury is in. The industrial, oil-dependent, chemical-based food production experiment has failed to meet its promise and is now clearly unsustainable. The quality of its outputs is declining, it’s driving soil loss at an alarming rate and then there’s that issue of dependence on increasingly expensive fossil fuels. While agri-business continues to blow its own trumpet … [Read more...]