How to Build a French Drain

Water management is an important aspect in the design of a sustainable garden, for without water nothing grows, as I’ve said before, it’s virtually the very essence of life itself! In Permaculture, designing a garden to make optimum use of water is critical, especially in a country like Australia, the driest continent in the world,Continue reading “How to Build a French Drain”

How to Build a Self-Cleaning Rainwater Tank from a Wheelie Bin

Wheelie bin as a water storage container You can never have enough water storage, and a spare wheelie bin makes a handy water carrier that can easily be moved around (when it is empty of course, a full one can’t be moved!) This design was my first ever water storage solution, and being rather experimental,Continue reading “How to Build a Self-Cleaning Rainwater Tank from a Wheelie Bin”

How to Make a Rainwater Tank from Recycled Plastic Drums

Rainwater is a valuable resource that is largely under-utilised in urban environments. It’s one of nature’s free resources that we can use to grow food, and considering that Australia is the world’s driest continent, rainwater is a very valuable resource, far to valuable to let it run down the drain! Why Small Rainwater Tanks AreContinue reading “How to Make a Rainwater Tank from Recycled Plastic Drums”