Permy makeover

I have been working for a permaculture publishing company since last year where i layout the books of author Bill Mollison. I am learning a trick or two, and i really like the ideals of the concept. Whatever you have (land) make use of it. Make use of the natural way of things, grow some food, leave a lighter foot print on the environment.
As soon as i was able i started a veggie patch, some years it was very unmaintained. But recently i was starting to get things in shape and last year had quiet a successful grow, but i was at home to maintain it and not working.
I want to transform my garden into a more permy friendly environment, start to design it a bit better., it also makes it far easier to maintian. I have been composting and mulching heavily and today i started my herb spiral...

I had some help too.....

I cleaned out the chicken house and laid fresh straw and all that good stuff i got out of there went on the garden and compost heap. I made a new home for the strawberries.....


My winter vegies are doing quite poorly...there are lots of nibbles from rabbits i think....but the betts have taken off, more beetroot marmalade coming up, Hoorah!


Man i am going to be SORE tomorrow! I already am.
I've been doing some reading of Bills books to get this spiral thing right..they are wealth of knowledge no matter how big or small your area is.
The book i am currently working on is all about potatoes .I am pretty sure i am going to put them in the paddock and follow the lazy bed technique. Lazy beds sound totally my style of gardening .This veggie patch is going to get out of control! Hee hee but i like it.

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Mx

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.

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