Archive for ‘PERMACULTURE’

January 6, 2017

Sitio – living on a Farm in South America

by kaiconfusion

Living of the land and transforming an old family farm in rural Brazil into a Permaculture landscape.

THE LAND

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August 19, 2016

Urban Permaculture transformation

by kaiconfusion

It’s done! We did it! All building projects are completed and the garden is growing uncontrollably! Check it out!

 

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After picture taken on the 20th of June 2016! – (11month later)

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Before picture taken end of July 2015

SHORT

Between summer 2015 and summer 2016 I had the pleasure to re-design and re-build the urban 690m2 home of my brother’s family in Berlin. The focus of the design was everything surrounding the house, lifestyle and behaviour changes and reconsiderations of resource and energy uses.

After an initial consultancy including an interview, I spend several weeks analysing the property and doing a lot of basic work in preparation of 2016th design installations. The design and implementation plan I drew up over winter.

Between April and June we build an entrance ramp and replaced and old stairway, we build wodden and stone retaining walls, a large insect hotel and a little bat house, created soil, created gardens, planted nearly 100 different vegetables and herbs, dismantled dysfunctional elements, replaced and repositioned others. We suggested many changes such as subscribing to a CSA, a solar system which was installed in Oct 2015, to go dumpster diving, to use a worm farm and to recycle all compost waste through garden composting. We have turned more than 75% of the available area into productive organic gardens, created a lot of soil, build a shed for tools and another one for bicycles and beautified eyesores. We created spaces for the children to play and plenty of places for wildlife to thrive. We have cared for the earth, cared for people and we now can share some surplus !

Enjoy looking through the images and feel free to comment. I am happy to answer questions !

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August 10, 2016

KIMCHI – Formidable Vegetable Sound System!

by kaiconfusion

The new song by the Permaculture band is out!
KIMCHI is the new single from Formidable Vegetable Sound System’s
forthcoming electro-funk-swing kids’ album ‘Grow Do It’ – Out Sep 2.
In the song Kimchi Charlie Mgees shares his most un-traditional recipe anyone could possibly make Kimchi!

“Have a cup of compost and harden de funk up!”

www.formidablevegetable.com.au

 

 

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August 3, 2016

That’s how you split your firewood!

by kaiconfusion

 

 

A genius invention I discovered at Permaculture demonstration site Melliodora in Victoria Australia – home
of Permaculture co – originator David Holmgren.

An old car tyre makes for the perfect tool to split wood. Everybody that splits firewood by hand knows how annoying
it is when the wood falls to the ground. The tyre stops the wood from falling and when the axe hits the rubber it bounces back and saves you energy!
The tyre can be stacked full with wood and all split at once. So much faster!!! Awesome!

March 16, 2016

URBAN PERMACULTURE TRANSFORMATION

by kaiconfusion

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In time for beginning of spring from April 2016, after having spend much of the winter designing my brother’s urban property in Berlin, I will start to build what I have designed on paper and engage into my second larger transformative experiment with permaculture. (THE FIRST EXPERIMENT)

Permaculture Design

The Design Process

Permaculture is a design science that aims to redesign our way of life through our understanding of the ecosystems.

The world is changing fast and those changes are not always to our benefit. The excessive wealth and conveniences of a few are seriously damaging the lives of many today and risking to destroy the future for all.

There are many dark scenarios for the future and the reality gives us a good idea of how Bad that can look like. The sooner we accept that, we can become the architects and designers of this change and create the world we Do want.

It is time to wake up to the fact that we are the ones who have to do it. There is NO looking or hiding away from it! The crisis has long arrived at our door steps. It is more important than ever to look forward and take our fortunes back in our own hands! Why don’t we turn our fears into our greatest strength? Permaculture is here to help us design this world that we want – Now!

This is not about landscape gardening, this is political!

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BIRNHORNWEG IN SPRING 2015

This project is only a small contribution and directed at my own family primarily. But there is plenty of space for FAIR SHARE !

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February 17, 2016

Permaculture at Melliodora

by umajornadapermacultural

In May 2015 we were lucky to stay 3 weeks as volunteers at Permaculture site Melliodora with David Holmgren, co-founder of the Permaculture movement, and his partner Su Dennet in Victoria Australia!

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For both of us, deeply committed permaculturist, staying at one of the oldest Permaculture sites in the world was a great confirmation of the path we are walking on! Our stay in Melliodora was a profound inspiration in living life self-responsible, ethical and sustainable.

With over 30 years of existence, Melliodora, named after a native Australian Eucalypt (Yellowbox), it is one of the best examples of intensive Permaculture in the world as well as one of the best documented sites giving vital evidence for how applied Permaculture Design functions and looks like.

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February 3, 2016

International Permaculture Convergence IPC UK 2015

by kaiconfusion

Permaculture, the cutting edge of the global sustainability movement? I think so!
However, the world doesn’t know that yet. I believe the whole world must know that we can design our way out of the diverse crisis we are facing today into a sustainable future.

Naturally, how to grow public awareness of the existence and potential of Permaculture was one of the main topics of the 2015 gathering of the international permaculture community and is what most permaculture practitioners, in various ways and forms, are working on worldwide.

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From London’s Natural History Museum

The International Permaculture Convergence is a gathering of practitioners of permaculture from around the world. The 2015 convergence was held in London at the London Quakers Friends House. It brought together leading experts and practitioners from around the world.

The motto: We have everything we need to create a sustainable world and future! Together we will create a vision of a near future society that is caring, sustainable and fair, and explore how we can collectively design strategies and pathways to make it happen.

Some of the keynote speakers were GEOFF LAWTON from www.GEOFFLAWTON.com, famous for his video productions and design works worldwide e.a Greening the Desertthe founder of the Transition Town Initiative ROB HOPKINS and one of the permaculture pioneers ROSEMARY MORROW, author of the book Earth Users Guide to Permaculture, watch her Interview.

Most presentations of the convergence are freely available on YouTube and as PDF’s

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December 30, 2015

My year 2015

by kaiconfusion

The year 2015 has gone to fast like every year. It was a fruitful year with rich harvests I am deeply grateful for all the gifts of life!IMG_20151024_133131-002

In New Zealand and Australia I was able to experience its magical natural treasures, visit and live in amazing communities and learn more about permaculture.

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At the Riverside Community I could design and implement a Permaculture demonstration Site which was a big step for me, not only to live but also to work with Permaculture. (I will soon post more about this project!)
While at Riverside I met Ligia from Brazil. We are traveling, living and working together since we met in March!GARDENS 2

Of course then there was the meeting with David Holmgren in Australia the co-founder of the Permaculture concept.

IMG_4541In July this year I returned home to Berlin to see friends and family it surpassed all my hopes, I had the best return I could have wished for. My Brothers family owning a house and garden at the outskirts of Berlin. They have grown interest in living more ecological so I have started working at their home helping to make some changes. IMG_4822The idea quickly formed to do a proper Permaculture design for the entire home for witch I will spend much of the winter planing and designing. For some of this periode Ligia and I found an old farm house in France near La Rochelle for house-sitting for two month.

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