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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

Permaculture

PERM(anent)(agri)CULTURE is focused on using ecological ethics and principles as design tools to consciously design landscapes which mimic the relationships and patterns found in nature. It aims to establish systems to provide an abundance of food, fibre, medicine, water, shelter and energy. Permaculture aims at balance, health, and life practices that benefit and do not destroy the natural ecosystems of the earth.

Permaculture is more than a gardening or farming method, it is an interactive way of living and working within the living creativity of producing foods ethically and conservatively. The principles of permaculture are as follows:

1. Observe and Interact: Watch the land the weather, the context and work within it
2. Catch and store energy: Harness energy and minimise inputs
3. Obtain a yield: Be productive
4. Self regulate and accept feedback: Listen and learn for life
5. Use and value renewable resources: reuse, recycle, remake, restore
6. Produce no waste: Create waste management systems
7. Design from patterns to details: design from top down, build from bottom up
8. Integrate rather than segregate: Create mutually beneficial systems
9. Use small and slow solutions: Dont rush, be patient, work it out
10. Use and value diversity: diversify everything and have it self support
11. Use edges and value the marginal: It all happens on the margins – utilise this
12. Creatively use and respond to change: Be prepared for anything, adapt and persevere

Organic Life – stories from the farm

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

“The Five Focus Areas We Aim To Achieve (the 5)”

“The Five Focus Areas We Aim To Achieve (the 5)”

The 5 things we do at 5EyesFarm are all integrated – related – reliant on each other. 1. Organic Farming 2. Green-Ed 3. Sustainable living 4. Good food 5. Community engagement

We are creating models to pass on to help improve resilience, adaptation, future food and the environment.

A learning journey – a special interactive field trip in nature

A learning journey – a special interactive field trip in nature

Posts Stories from the farm - a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarmA Learning Journey is a hands-on way to explore the farm and learn in nature. It is like a total immersion experience in a safe natural environment. We use work...

The Masheer, a beautiful fresh water fish

Tor Soro is the common name for Masheer fish, a fresh water fish prised for their size of up to 2 meters.Mahseer have large, thick scales, powerful jaws, and sometimes very fleshy, lips adapted for taking food from the bottom.

Bee farming in the backyard is fun and good

Bee farming in the backyard is fun and good

Posts Stories from the farm - a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarmKeeping Honey Bee in our Urban backyard This story is about European honey bees in Melbourne, Australia. At 5EyesFarm we have the Asian Honey bee and several species...

So there is such a thing as a stingless bee – great!

So there is such a thing as a stingless bee – great!

Posts Stories from the farm - a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarmStingless bees are wonderful honey makers are especially important for pollinating and having different species means more flower types are looked after. There are...

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