Zen and John talk to Jerome Santospirito, a market gardener with over ten years of organic farming experience in Tasmania, about his thoughts on permaculture.
A philosophical principle for ecological systems and design that developed in Tasmania in the 70’s, Jerome talks about how permaculture is changing the way we think about produce.
It’s a concept based upon a resilient local community and strong communication between humanity and nature.
But how can you integrate permaculture into your life if you don’t have much land?
It’s all about context, context, context: What can you do with what you have, and where you are?Jerome tells us how permaculture can be used by anyone at any time, it’s as simple as looking at what you have and thinking ‘what can I create?’.
One step at a time, permaculture is empowering locals to take on knowledge and produce for themselves, it’s fostering a stronger community through engagement and communication and paving the way to a more sustainable future.
When humanity is forced to respond to ecological crises, will permaculture be the answer?
What kind of a plant shopper are you?How has plant buying habits changed over time?Can you feed your pets plants?Carolyn McIntyre joins us from Botanical Creations, a gorgeous plant nursery in Melbourne, to discuss some of these questions.Carolyn takes us through what a “microclimate” is and gives us some quick tips on how to keep your plants happy in different environments like a bathroom, and how to get rid of those pesky bugs!Carolyn also discusses the spiritual connection some cultures have with plants.Visit Botanical Creations at https://www.botanicalcreations.com.au/.
Could you ever have 35 indoor plants in your house?We talk with Ewa Waskowska who does just that.She takes us through managing the different conditions of her plants and how plants can be a simple way to incorporate more mindfulness into your life.Ewa also shares her experience with plant communities and meeting new people you otherwise wouldn’t have through plants!Side note, does anyone have a Monstera tattoo?
What is a soil block?
Can you grow a lime tree in the cold climate of Tasmania, Australia?
What does a straw bail and soil have in common?
When did you last check the health of your soil?
Zen & John in their own unique style chat with James Hutchinson from Longley Organic Farm in Tasmania.
Zen starts by counting her vegetables, John shares his experiences growing gardens in straw bales and more...