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PSI in Pictures

PSI IN PICTURES 2018 marks the end of 7 years since PSI began. We have achieved much in that time but have so much more planned for the future. Take a look below to see how far we have come and where we are headed. Thank you for being part of our...

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A Visit from Guangdong Farmers

Organic farmers from Guangdong province of China visited us here at PSI this week to learn about Permaculture and see it in practice here. Most had never heard of Permaculture so the visit was a real eye opener.  There were loads of questions and interest about...

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Our Spring Permabee

At our last Permabee we constructed a new wicking bed for some Perennial vegetables and espaliered fruit trees. We made the slightly raised garden using small children’s wading pools for the water reservoir, blue metal gravel, wicking material, soil and of...

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Ethical Christmas Hampers

Why not consider giving a special xmas hamper this year? We are now preparing  different types of hampers including a mixed hamper; a woodlovers hamper and a produce lovers hamper. All the contents have been lovingly sourced and home made from the farm and are...

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Pecan Nut Harvest & Public Pick Day

March is the month we prepare for our Pecan nut harvest. 

The nuts are developed on the trees ready to fall despite the lack of rain and we need to keep the grass mowed short so we can see the nuts to pick up.  Timing is critical to capture the nuts before the birds and foxes or before a flood washes them away down the river like last year. With 70 trees there are a huge amount of nuts to collect so we will be holding our regular Easter nut hunt – Pecan Pick Day Sunday 22nd April.

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3D Gardening

How well are you using your vertical space?

Remember the Permaculture principles of small space intensive gardening and plant stacking? Vertical gardening is easy with gazebos and arbours that can be made from all sorts of things. In our kitchen garden here at Bandusia, we are currently growing pumpkins over a stairway arbour and a gazebo.

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Protecting your poultry and other small animals

Over summer, our animals were regularly visited by pythons and goannas. Whilst it’s often confronting to see them, I was comforted to know they were safely protected by housing appropriately designed for the disaster predators – snake proof wire and goanna and snake proof pens and so on. People often ask me why I go to so much trouble with my animal housing and runs and this is why I do.

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Zone one – nearing completion.

Bandusia’s zone one is almost complete. We have been working on this zone now for about 5 years and we are proud to say its construction is very near. Most of the elements are now built and in place and interacting well and it’s producing very well indeed. Zone one is right outside our kitchen door and includes:

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