Great blogs

On this page you will find links to other interesting and insightful blog sites, and below that you will find links to individual blog posts and articles that we have found particularly useful.

Blog sites

A simple living journey – Beautiful life journey through renovations, multiple jobs and setting up that dream sustainable life

Aboriginal plant use – NSW Southern Tablelands, detailed listings of native plants and their use

Agari permaculture farm – a workshop space for natural building, permaculture, natural health, healing and other things they love to share

Backyard Chickens – Beginner’s Guide – a great blog post by Leonard Bartlett on things you need to know about keeping chickens

Discovering Permaculture, by Liz on the Eight Acres blog

Down to Earth – Living, life stories, recipes, gardening

Eight acres blog – great stories, recipes and how-to information

Fig tree permaculture – journey turning a neglected acre into useful permaculture garden on the Sunshine Coast

Fruit and Vegetable A-Z index, on the University of Florida website.

Good life permaculture – application of permaculture in Tasmania; they offer an amazing permaculture design certificate course; nice informative family-fun blog too.

Groundgrocer – supplier of composting and bioactive soil products. Interesting blog posts too.

Grown and Gathered – blog with some great recipes and self-sustainability

Honey Homestead – Bryan Layton’s journey in the Mississippi delta from 3 backyard beehives to a professional beekeeper to the dream of a homestead.

Kelly grows – blog on types of plants, advice and methods

Learning to raise ducks organically, on the Broadfork Farm blog

Milkwood – permaculture courses and blog

My Food Garden – Peter and Vicki Kearney’s journey from organic gardening to an organic gardening and urban farming business

Organic Gardener Magazine – blogs

OTG Life – blog about a young family going off the grid outside Canberra

Our permaculture life – blog by Morag Gamble, permaculture teacher, speaker, writer.

Our small urban farm – Life journey on a small urban farm

Permaculture research institute – useful resources on the application of permaculture

Petit paradis – blog about sustainable living in Western Australia

Savour soil permaculture – blog by  Australian permaculture consultant Michael Wardle

SkyeEnt – Beautiful descriptions of the journey of guided growing on the Ilse of Skye

Sustainaburbia – sustainable living by Adam and Amy in Western Australia

Temparate climate permaculture – about implementing permaculture in a temperate climate… where it snows occasionally

Tenth Acre Farm – adventures developing a new 3.3-acre suburban property into an edible and biodiverse permaculture micro-farm in Cincinatti, Ohio

The chicken chick – very informative site and blog about all things chicken. (You receive a lot of adverts though…)

Useful temperate plants – plant index and database that contains information on the edible, medicinal and many other uses of several thousand plants that can be grown in temperate regions

Individual blog posts

10 Reasons Why you Should Use Homemade Mulch in your Garden, on the Timberland Tree Care website

12 Chicken-Friendly Plants to grow next to Coops, by Marya Casey on Insteading

27 Life Hacks for Permaculture Living, by Kirsten Bradley on Milkwood blog

6 Maps to Draw for the Permaculture Farm Design, by Amy on the Tenth Acre Farm blog

7 Parts of an Apple Tree Guild, on

50 ways you can save money and the planet, on the piwakawakavalley blog

82 Sustainable gardening tips, by Shelley Stonebrook on

A Dozen Potentially Harmful or Toxic Herbs to Avoid in Chicken Keeping, by Lisa Steele on Fresh Eggs Daily

A marginal farm anniversary, by Chris Smaje on Small Farm Future

Aboriginal seasons of Victoria, on

Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables, by Dr Lisa Young on the Huffington Post

Candling eggs, by Tim Daniels on

Chipped Eucalyptus Wood and Leaves from Tree Trimmers, by Pat Welsh on Pat’s Garden Forum

Comfrey – the king of accumulators, by Tim on

Companion Planting Chart, by Peter Dilley on Permaculture Research Institute

Companion Planting for Grapes, by Mike on

Companion planting information and chart, by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper on Permaculture Research Institute

Companion Planting With Grapes – What To Plant Around Grapes, by Amy Grant on

Complete Guide: How to Sell Hatching Eggs and Make a Profit, By 

Creating a food forest, on

Crop Rotation Systems for Annual Vegetables, by Angelo Deep Green Permaculture

Difference between Organic Gardening and Permaculture, on

Different degrees of compost, by Samuel Bonello on Permaculture Research Institute

Drought-tolerant fruit tree guild (for apricots), by C Fry and MF Anderson on Laughing Duck Permaculture

Easy summer fruit tree plant guilds, simple diagrams by Tiffany Renée on

Feeding your chooks, on the Green Harvest Organic Gardening Supplies website

Flowers for Bees, by Hannah Moloney, on the Good Life Permaculture blog

Forest floor gardening, an interesting application of Hugelkulture, by Hannah Moloney, co-director of Good Life Permaculture

Four fold nature of the organic garden and urban farm, by Peter Kearney on My Food Garden

Fruit Tree Guilds, by Phil Williams on

Getting started with ducklings, on Murano Chicken Farm

Growing great tomatoes, by Kirsten Bradley on Milkwood Permaculture Blog

Guilding the Pear, by Daisy on Little House in the Suburbs

How to Grow Great Garlic: a beginners guide, by Kirsten Bradley on Milkwood Permaculture Blog

How to grow tree fruit, on sustainable gardener blog

How to “herbify” your chickens like Lisa Steele, interview with Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily, on Abundant Permaculture

How to Quit Your Job, Start a Permaculture Farm and Get Paid to Change the World, by William on Permaculture Apprentice

How to raise friendly ducks, by Anna on

Live simply: 14 Ways to Save Money and Avoid Debt, by Morag Gamble on Our Permaculture Life

Making good compost, by Peter Kearney on My Food Garden

Medicinal herbs index, on

No-dig gardening, very detailed on Deep Green Permaculture

Permaculture III (Animals) – various animal systems on ACS Distance Education

Permaculture Futures, an interview with Linda Machon, Organic Farmer, on Milkwood Permaculture Blog

Planning a fruit tree guild, by Teri on Homestead Honey

Quick reference guide to heritage ducks, on the Livestock Conservancy website

Raising chickens 2.0, on

Should I heat my chicken coop in winter, on the Murano Chicken Farm website

Some tips on making compost, by Charlotte Ashwanden on the Permaculture Research Institute

Terminology (of composting), a very comprehensive coverage of all terms related to composting, on Planet Natural Research Center

The dreaded Dindymus versicolour (harlequin bug), by Heidi on A Year in a Gippsland Garden

The 10 Most Nutritious Summer Fruits and Vegetables, by Brittany Smith on the Men’s Journal

Tree Guild – net and pan, by Fabrice on Ecologiocal Garden

When to prune fruit trees, by Maude Farrugia in PIP Magazine

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