Summer – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

Summer – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture and sustainable living designer and consultant. January, February and March are the hottest months in Australia. Well, this is the summer time so what else should we expect? This is also the time where we slow down with seeding and planting, and enjoy our hardy self-seeding and perennial edibles in our food forest. The garden beds need to be watered every day unless we get some rain, which may come or not, while we still harvest our annual spring vegetables. The gardening hours are limited in this time of the year. The most work is done in… Read More

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Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe – Very Easy

There are probably plenty of fermenting recipes. This is the recipe I learned from my mum.  Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe Fresh white cabbage – clean and thinly cut. Leave one or two healthy leaves for later. salt – 20g or two flat tablespoons per 1kg cabbage some fresh garlic thinly cut – about two cloves per 1kg *Make sure that all your tools, equipment, your hands and working space is super clean. Otherwise, the sauerkraut gets upset, it will go off and your work was for nothing. Sterelise the jar, lid and the weight you put in. Check my video below if you want to know how to sterlise jars quick… Read More

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Appreciate and Plant Trees – It is Worth It!

Appreciate and Plant Trees – It is Worth It! By Ewa Bekiesch – Permaculture Designer and Sustainable Living Consultant – this is the article I wrote for our local Fraser Coast QLD magazine “The Beacon” website: www.permaculturehaven.com email: permaculturehaven@gmail.com Trees are beautiful. Trees are majestic and they are all different. There is an endless variety of shapes, textures and colours. No two are alike. Some people say that trees are spiritual creatures with feelings, but there are more reasons to admire and plant trees. Carbon storage– Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air as they need it to grow. A 2019 study from the Swiss Institute of Integrative Biology suggested that… Read More

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