Permaculture & Gardening

Updates to my compact garden 2017

First of all – Happy International Permaculture Day everyone! The 7th of May is the day for giving some extra attention to Permaculture. If you’re a beginner in Permaculture you can start by checking out my Permaculture & Gardening section here in the blog. There you can get some [...]

7th May 2017

Volunteering at Solawi Zabergäu – a German CSA

This year I have decided to deepen my knowledge in Permaculture and try to get to know more people working on different Permaculture projects. As a few of you might know my long-term goals are to have a small Permaculture farm of my own again as well as doing some more Permaculture teaching and [...]

5th March 2017

Sustainable living – 5 tips to get you started

We all know we need to start living more sustainable to make sure this earth remains a green and flourishing planet to live on. But many of us don’t know where to start. Some have the idea that you need to start a hippie life out in the woods to help turn things around, but I want to show [...]

1st September 2016

How to build a natural pond

A natural pond is a great feature to add to almost any garden. Water features create favorable micro climates, habitats for many beneficial animals and provide water to the roots of surrounding trees and plants. If you want to create your own natural pond, this is the place to start! This article [...]

25th August 2016

Sand modeling as a Permaculture design tool

When was the last time you played in a sandbox or built a sand castle on a beach? Those with no kids will probably answer that it was quite some time ago, probably years. I do believe most of us spend too little time playing. We should do more of that to stimulate our own creativity! This time, [...]

4th August 2016

5 smart tips for better compost

An example of plants growing directly on top of a compost bin. During the seminar I took at Krameterhof I learned a few new things about compost. Here are some of my favorite tips that I hope you will also find useful: 1: Mix and match Try to have as much variety as possible in your compost pile. [...]

21st July 2016

The 3 principles of Holzer Permaculture

Last week I attended a four day workshop at Krameterhof in Lungau, Austria. Krameterhof is the family farm of Sepp Holzer, now taken over by his son Josef Andreas Holzer and his partner Imgard Ilg. On this 40 hectare farm they practice Permaculture on a big scale adjusted to the local alpine [...]

7th July 2016

Birch hair rinse

I’m one of those people who suffer from a very dry scalp. Almost any shampoo I try dries it out and makes it itchy and flaky. So I decided to try to cut down washing my with hair with shampoo to once, maximum twice a week. But I felt like I needed something to refresh it in between. Then I [...]

30th June 2016

Guerilla gardening time

A quick flashback to some guerilla gardening I did with friends on Walpurgis night. Guerilla what? Guerilla gardening = planting seeds or plants on random ugly spots, often in a city or suburban area, but it can be anywhere really. Note that this is not 100% legal in most cases, so be careful. Even [...]

23rd June 2016

Changes in my compact garden 2016

For those of you doing some compact or urban gardening, or any sort of gardening actually, I’d like to remind you of my earlier article about some mistakes I did in 2015 in my terrace garden. It contains some tips that can be useful if you wish to avoid some common errors such as soil drying [...]

2nd June 2016

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