Kerbside Gardening in Sydney

As I was going for my morning while visiting family in Sydney I encountered this kerbside vegetable garden, full of lettuce, cabbage, sweet peas, some potato and some artichokes. It was a nice example of what could be done with small space, growing food for the family instead of expensive toxic useless turf. An example…

Design for an Organic Farm in Jordan

I was invited to help design an organic multi cropping system including vegetables, fruits and small animals as market garden farm on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital Amman. The land will be divided into parcels from growing vegetables and salad greens on raised beds, surrounded with rows of mixed fruit trees and legumes creating…

Tropical Permaculture Buffet

Lunchtime is our favourite time on the farm . Mak Engku our permacultured chef tries to cook from what we are growing or harvesting . Today it was sweet potato with sweet leaf stir fry , pigeon pea sambal , fried long bean and steamed snapper fresh from the ocean and never without Ulam Ulam…

Diversifying Old Durian Terraces

On our project in Kuantan/Malaysia we have a lot of monoculture Durian orchards , the plan is to diversify them as much as possible slowly turning them into a tropical food forest majoring in Durian.   If you would like to know more about the work we do please do get in touch.

The Permaculture of al- Madina al-Munawarah

I had the privilege and honor to visit a farm in the outskirts of Madinah , the city that welcomed prophet Muhammad and where he lived and spread the religion of Islam from. Madinah was known for its gardens since the days of the prophet, and still produces some of the most delicious dates you…

The Rampant Growth in the Tropics

Bill Mollison mentions in his Permaculture Designer’s Manual how the romantic literature on the easy tropical life doesnt mention ” the constant battle with rampant growth that is an everyday experience at Latitudes 0-25′ ” . The rapid life, death and decay cycle in the tropics is very evident in our kitchen garden. We planted…

Erosion Control Using Vetiver Grass

With very thin top soil layer, the tropics are prone to big soil erosion problem when the vegetation in the form of trees, shrubs and grasses are taken off. On our site in Malaysia we have few terraces that have been mismanaged and erosion was causing the soil to be deposited in the ponds and…

Organic Soil Fertility Building Course

We ran 3 day Organic Soil Fertility building course in the project in Malaysia. During the course students learned about how to make different varieties of compost, compost tea and other biofertilisers that can sustain their soil fertility without the need for external inputs. Organic fertilisers will increase the benefical microbial life in the soil…

Before and After from our Project in Kuantan, Malaysia

A collection of pictures showing the before and after of what we have been establishing in the Kuantan Botanical Park, Malaysia while training local youngsters on putting in the systems and maintaining them. If you would like to know more about the work we do please do get in touch.