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Syntropic Agriculture and Permaculture

Syntropic Agriculture and Permaculture by Ewa Bekiesch I’ve been asked few times what is syntropic farming and whether we apply the syntropic farming methods into our permaculture gardening, courses and designs. Short answer: YES! Then comes the next question, what is the difference? Or is there any? Note: apart from the quoted texts in this article, any views or opinions are my own. First of all, let’s get into the bottom of it and find out what the word syntropy actually means. It actually comes from Greek syn=together, tropos=tendency and according to the Wiktionary, the free dictionary (wiktionary.org): “It was first coined by the mathematician Luigi Fantappiè, in 1941, in… Read More

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Wolkenschieber – Clouds Slider Slice

Wolkenschieber! Some people call it Prophetenkuchen. I know this cake from Germany. It is a perfect way to use egg yolks when you made Pavlova the day before 😀 Quick, easy and delicious! I have this recipe from a German page. You can serve it  Wolkenschieber – Clouds Slider Slice 6 egg yolks 6 tbs sunflower or other oil 80-90g (depends how big the egg yolks are) wholemeal or about 100g plain flour 6 tbs 40vol. alcohol like vodka, scotch, rum or other (you won’t taste the alcohol after baking) 80g melted butter some pure icing sugar Baking time: 5-8 minutes at 230-250°C. Pre-heat the oven. Whisk the egg yolks… Read More

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Let’s Talk Vegetables

Story and Photo by Ewa Bekiesch, Certified Permaculture Designer and Educator, QLD Pacific Haven (This is the article I wrote for our local monthly magazine The Beacon, Issue 2, 2018) Let’s Talk Vegetables Based on the new report from the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare, all Australians (99%) aged 2–18, and 9 in 10 adults aged 19 and over do not eat the recommended number of daily serves of vegetables. The food we eat plays an important role in our health and well-being. Good nutrition contributes to quality of life, helps maintain healthy body weight, protects against infection, and reduces the risk of chronic conditions and premature death. Chronic… Read More

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