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On this blog you will find easily digestible step-by-step guides for permaculture techniques and methods that you can directly apply in your garden, on your balcony, and in your life.

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  • Step-by-Step Guides

    Quick Vegetable Stock

    Vegetable Stock is a fundamental ingredient for many people – it allows us to easily add taste to almost anything. Unfortunately store-bought vegetable stock is often loaded with artificial flavour-enhancers such as MSG and even […]

  • Step-by-Step Guides

    How to Reduce Your Trash

    Reducing or, at best, eliminating plastic trash from your life is one thing everyone can do to help make our planet a more beautiful place! There are some basic things we can all do immediately […]

  • Cob Pizza Oven

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    Building a Clay Pizza Oven

    A clay oven is a great feature that allows you to bake your own delicious pizzas, breads, cakes, and whatever you can think of. Charlotte and I just built one for the Wangunsari Permaculture Project […]

  • Step-by-Step Guides

    Banana Circles

    Banana circles are a popular design element in tropical permaculture – for good reason! A banana circle is basically a concave ditch filled with organic material, surrounded by a mound that is planted with a […]

  • Homemade Kombucha Tea

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    How to make Kombucha

    Kombucha is a drink made from fermented green tea that enjoys a great reputation among many people as a health boosting beverage. Kombucha is said to come from China where it gained the name “drink […]

  • Step-by-Step Guides

    Simple Raised Beds

    Raised garden beds are a very simple and effective way to establish beds that provide a fertile ground for your plants, drain well, and are easily accessible. Raised beds are especially suited to areas with […]

  • Natural Body Hygiene Products

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    Biodegradable Body Hygiene Products

    In a recent post we showed you how to replace your chemically laden store-bought household cleaning agents with cheaper, biodegradable, homemade ones. Body hygiene products are just as chemically laden, which is even more worrying […]

  • Solar Food Dehydrator

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    Solar Food Dehydrator

    A solar dehydrator is a great piece of low-cost, easy-to-build, and highly effective technology. It can be used for drying anything from fruits and vegetables to herbs and leaves or seeds or anything really very […]

  • Permaculture Herb Spiral

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    Building a Herb Spiral

    Herb spirals are a great permaculture design element that unite aesthetics and practicality while minimizing the space required to grow a large variety of plants. The major advantage of building a herb spiral as opposed […]

  • Homemade Natural Multipurpose Cleaning Agents

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    Biodegradable household cleaning agents

    As you probably already know, most household cleaning agents, such as your dish soap, your laundry detergent, your toilet cleaning agents and even your body wash and shampoo are loaded with chemicals that are harmful […]

  • Step-by-Step Guides


    The installation of a hugelkultur is a very simple yet highly effective way of constructing a raised garden bed. Hügel is a German word that translates into mound, which makes sense as the basic idea […]

  • Step-by-Step Guides

    Geodesic Bamboo Stardome

    This post is an step-by-step guide on how to build a geodesic bamboo star dome from scratch.

  • Projects

    Wangunsari Permaculture Project

    Lucky us! We were invited to transform what used to be an agricultural land in Bandung, Indonesia, into an edible permaculture landscape. The land is situated in the hillside of the city at around 1200m […]