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Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm

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Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm

Old tires make great building materials

Using old car tyres for building is  environmentally sound and a useful. Tyres are a diverse product if used with a bit of creativity.

At 5eyesFarm we use recycled car tires to build pathways, fences, roofs, ponds, garden edges, retaining walls and foundations.

So far we have recycled over 14000 old car tires and we are still going!

 The roof of the house is clad with 600 car tyres and we have used thousands for the aquaponics ponds and thousands more for the fences. And we have discovered more things we xcan use them for: chairs and tables, belts, gates, frames, windows.

They are sturdy and long-lasting and best of all by using them for the infrastructure we know they are not being added to piles to be burned, buried or thrown into the sea.

ORGANIC LIFE

Organic Life – stories from the farm

Organic gardening is not about just substituting toxic chemicals with less toxic ones, but about a whole different way of thinking and working. It is a conscious effort to cooperate with Nature in the creation of health and abundance for all.

Heide Hermary

The Essence of Organic Gardening

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ORGANIC LIFE

The bees have moved in to the spare room

We learned the ropes of beekeeping in Australia for some years with a few urban hives. These were Apis mellifera (commonly called European Honey Bees (EHB) though they probably originated in Egypt). But since establishing 5EyesFarm in Java, Indonesia, we are...

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