Category Archives: Permaculture

Planting trees – and so much more!

Well, our work weekend passed like a dream – thanks to all our friends who showed up in dribs and drabs over the weekend to help: Steve all the way from India (via Brussels),  Diane and Christophe from Luxembourg, Michaela, … Continue reading

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Harvest

This is indeed a place of abundance. Whenever there’s stuff growing, there’s something to harvest – either to consume or to keep or to reuse. Fruit In the summer months we’re out picking (especially in the raspberry jungles) morning and … Continue reading

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Humanure revisited

Back in 2012, I was extolling the virtues of composting toilets. Our adventures with humanure have continued as… well… our first digestion box filled to the brim with goodness and the dear, brimful yellow buckets started proliferating again. This state … Continue reading

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Open garden days – June 1 & 2 2013

As part of the Velt Ecotuindagen, Dorpsstraat 136 in Ransberg is opening its doors to welcome visitors who want to come and explore our land and garden, and discover the story that Ria, Chrisje and I have been living these … Continue reading

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Experimenting with the unspeakable

Back in 2011 I wrote ‘Ode to an Eco-Loo‘ after my encounter with the beatific experience of natural relief at Axladitsa-Avatakia in Greece. Wise by now in the ways of synchronicitous manifestation, I was not surprised, on my return to … Continue reading

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Arbeid maakt vrienden… Work makes friends

And what a great day it was! Ria, Chris and I were joined by Martin, Sonia, Gjergj and Sophie – all different backgrounds, but a shared passion for growing things, the outdoor life, getting things done together with good conversations … Continue reading

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Using what’s already there

Not ones to waste an opportunity, Ria and Chrisje have been extracting the great digested compost from the bottom of the compost heap and picking out all the plastic, metal, broken glass, chicken bones and other rubbish that had accumulated … Continue reading

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