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Morag Gamble : Our Permaculture Life
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Our Permaculture Life
Our Permaculture Life

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I love community gardens and get involved with as many as I can. They are fabulous centres of community action for positive change - growing food, community, connection to place and a culture of eco-living. I've been teaching permaculture workshops in community gardens and centres around my local region and the world for over two decades. Last weekend I was in a regional Queensland city doing just this - here's a short clip showing the gardens and what I was doing there....

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We tried our hand at making a little rope this weekend - a super useful skill to have - the kids were enthralled - simple, purposeful and fun. I'm excited about experimenting more with making homemade ropes from plants in my garden - so many practical uses. These plants would be great...

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I love community gardens and get involved with as many as I can. I love meeting with keen members (garden activists), sharing knowledge, and checking out innovative food garden ideas. Community gardens are so much more than about growing food (as wonderful as that is!). They are places to grow community and connection to place, and to cultivate a local culture of eco urban living.

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Today I was visited by a group of West Papuan early childhood educators. Together we explored my permaculture garden talking about how learning, food growing, health and nutrition, and local enterprise can be woven together through the establishment of robust polycultural food systems. My heart is still singing from this wonderful encounter and my motivation for this work fuelled even more.

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Tulsi is amazing - bee bush, food, medicine, habitat, edible flowers, leaves and seeds, table flower, hardy, drought tolerant ... a great permaculture plant!

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Simply by embracing a wider range of plants and plant parts, you can suddenly have more food than you could possibly eat growing in a small space. I love this way of perennial food gardening.

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If you like the films I make and the blog articles I post, I welcome you to become my patron - it's a bit like subscribing to a magazine you like from just $1/month. It means the world to me to have the support of such a fabulous online community. I'm dedicated to providing independent and ad-free materials to help making the choice to live a simple sustainable life and easier one. Each month I post special materials for patrons. There are also discounts for programs and books I'm preparing a chance to have monthly livestream chat.

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Around the world, it is estimated that 2 billion people drink tea every morning and most of these are using teabags. What happens to all those tea leaves and tea bags? Apparently, most are binned. Could it be composted instead? I thought so, but unfortunately most tea bag paper is mixed with plastic and treated with toxic chemicals. All good reasons to buy loose leaf, organic, fair trade tea or grow your own teas in your garden (more on that soon!). Read more:

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Surinam spinach (Talinum triangulare) is an abundant, hardy perennial green definitely worth growing if you have a warm but semi-shaded spot in your garden. I rely on plants like this for a reliable and tasty source of diverse leafy greens in my kitchen each day.

Because Surinam spinach is so robust, pretty, easy and productive it also makes it a great plant for children's gardens, school gardens, kindy gardens, office gardens, community gardens, verge gardens ...

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Tempeh: fresh, local & delicious with homegrown produce. I get really excited when I find a new local source of a food that I love to eat - to support local artisan producers, to trade my veggies and permaculture skills with, to reduce food miles and of course to have to superb food.
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