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...]

Letter to the Tree Crops

September 3, 2014 Letter to the editor, Tree Crops Association It is very healthy for permaculture 'trends' to get some solid questioning, thanks. It would be great to hear your opinion of what aspects of food forest concepts that you think are valid based on your own experience of tree cropping. I wonder what useful strategy advice you would give to the likes of the Christchurch Food Forest … [Read more...]