Chop and Drop Gardening (Sheet Composting)

Permaculture is all about working efficiently and in harmony with Nature. We can garden far more efficiently, with far less effort, and improve the soil at the same time by emulating Nature’s soil building processes through practising Chop and Drop gardening. How do most sustainable gardeners garden? At the end of each season, many gardenersContinue reading “Chop and Drop Gardening (Sheet Composting)”

Can You Grow Grapes From Seed? Garden Mythbusting!

Plant propagation is the practice of creating new plants from old using a variety of techniques such as seed sowing, grafting, taking cuttings, division, marcotting, ground layering, and even tissue cell culture. Some gardeners may wonder why there’s such a wide range of propagating techniques. There are reasons, there are always reasons… True to SeedContinue reading “Can You Grow Grapes From Seed? Garden Mythbusting!”

The Birth of a Permaculture Food Forest – Before & After Photos

  The before and after photographs in this article were taken at the very beginning when I first finished planting up my urban backyard food forest, and then approximately three to four years later. Each pair of photographs was taken from roughly the same view point, so the same garden beds are visible, to shownContinue reading “The Birth of a Permaculture Food Forest – Before & After Photos”

Permaculture and Health

    How does Permaculture tie in with our understanding of health? Can it realistically be seen as a ‘health promoting movement’? In this article we’ll examine our connection to Nature and how it affects our health and wellbeing, we’ll look at supporting scientific research on the subject, and explore the relationship between Permaculture andContinue reading “Permaculture and Health”

Permaculture Edible Hedges

If you thought that hedges and hedging were restricted to ornamental gardening only, you’d be seriously mistaken! Hedges are quite useful in a garden, and can serve many functions, such as: barriers for security, privacy and screening purposes shade for people or gardens – especially protection from from the hot afternoon sun windbreaks aesthetic elementsContinue reading “Permaculture Edible Hedges”

The Art of Food Forest Gardening

Free talk at Diamond Valley Library as part of Yarra Plenty Regional Library Garden Club activities! When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (11:30 am – 12:30 pm) Join Angelo from Deep Green Permaculture to learn how Food Forest design principles can make your garden more productive by utilising the sustainable ecological principles of a natural forestContinue reading “The Art of Food Forest Gardening”

Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival 2015

If you missed out in booking in on the Sustainable Gardening Australia workshops, which are all booked out, I’m running two events for the City of Darebin – I have volunteered to run one basic garden tour and a food forest workshop with a tour of the garden. The festival is being held from SaturdayContinue reading “Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival 2015”

Guest Post – A Personal Permaculture

Guest Article by Samantha Langlois Program Coordinator, Organic Life Guru http://www.organiclifeguru.com A Personal Permaculture The Permaculture movement has a well-educated and passionate following of dedicated practitioners. It also is terribly misunderstood by mainstream modern culture. The term ‘permaculture’ may indeed be one of the most misunderstood terms thrown around by well-meaning environmentalists. I think itContinue reading “Guest Post – A Personal Permaculture”

SGA Sustainable Open Gardens and Tours: Angelo’s Garden – Preston

Sunday 15th November 2015 Event: One Hour Workshop with Garden Tour Two sessions – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Cost: $15 We will be participating in the Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) Open Gardens and Tours in 2015, details of the event as follows:   SGA Sustainable Open Gardens andContinue reading “SGA Sustainable Open Gardens and Tours: Angelo’s Garden – Preston”

A Celebration Connecting the Many Facets of a Permanent Culture + A Special Screening of ‘Fair Food – The Documentary’

Permaculture North Central Victoria is very pleased to announce Lisa Heenan will MC and Darren J. Doherty (aka Regrarians) will present at ‘A Celebration Connecting the Many Facets of a Permanent Culture’ with SOIL HEALTH KEY to ALL ….from the home garden, community space and small acreage farm to the management of crown land, largeContinue reading “A Celebration Connecting the Many Facets of a Permanent Culture + A Special Screening of ‘Fair Food – The Documentary’”

All Nations Food Forest – A Project Not Realized

“No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.” – Julius Caesar   Important Announcement: There will not be an All Nations Food Forest project! Our contribution: We the founders of the project Angelo Eliades, John Pinniger and Charlie Si created the All Nations Food Forest project concept for a councilContinue reading “All Nations Food Forest – A Project Not Realized”

Backyard Forest Gardening using Ecological Principles video

See my brief video for Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) where I discuss Backyard Forest Gardening using Ecological Principles! You can also find the video with a description on the SGA site here The video has some great professional footage of my garden, so if you’ve been waiting to see what my garden looks like, you’llContinue reading “Backyard Forest Gardening using Ecological Principles video”

All Nations Food Forest – Understanding the Design Process

The term design can mean many things to many people, so it’s important to understand what the design process actually is, what it entails and its intended purpose and objectives. Functional design has a purpose and aims to solve a problem. The design that it delivers is a solution to that problem. Aesthetic design onContinue reading “All Nations Food Forest – Understanding the Design Process”

All Nations Food Forest – Proposal and Pre-Design Considerations

Welcome to All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Community Food Forest Project, and possibly the first in Australia!   In the first part of this case study – All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Community Food Forest Project, we looked at how the All Nations Food Forest Project gotContinue reading “All Nations Food Forest – Proposal and Pre-Design Considerations”

All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Community Food Forest Project

  Welcome to All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Food Forest Project, and possibly the first in Australia!   Food forests are Nature’s way of growing food, the most sustainable and productive system known, that require minimal effort to maintain by taking advantage of ecological processes that have evolved and been perfectedContinue reading “All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Community Food Forest Project”

Help Create Darebin’s First Food Forest on National Tree Day! Sunday 27th July 2014

All Nations Food Forest is a project that few local residents and I initiated, and proposed to our local government around a year ago, and it’s now it’s being built! This is a true pioneering project, it’s Melbourne’s first council built food forest in open public space! See details below: http://www.darebinfoodharvestnetwork.org.au/2014/07/08/help-create-darebins-first-food-forest-on-national-tree-day/ Help Create Darebin’s First FoodContinue reading “Help Create Darebin’s First Food Forest on National Tree Day! Sunday 27th July 2014”