Build In Cob Together

Mix. Stomp. Build. In March we are running a workshop to build with one of the oldest, most sustainable and abundant materials on the planet: Cob. And we will have fun doing it. Cob is a mixture of clay based soil, sand, straw and water which some of the oldest buildings on earth are made from. In this workshop we will be constructing a cob fence at the entrance of silk farm. Over the two days the skills you will learn are:– how to assess soils for suitability for earth building– Create a foundation for a cob wall– Different methods …

Silkworms For Sale

Silkworms need no water but must be fed mulberry leaves. Perfect timing as you get to eat the mulberries as you pick the leaves. They live for only a few weeks and then spin a silk cocoon, hatch and breed and give you eggs for next year. Instructions here http://www.permaculturevisions.com/silkworms.htm Silk Worms for sale $10/box or 100 eggs posted Contact us pwi@permaculturevisions.org or 0413539744

Simple Enviro-Solutions for Women’s Cycles

Fertile woman need a choice of environmental solutions.   Some women are able and comfortable to use a menstral caps, (there are many varietes available). As a rule of thumb, if you like tampons, these are a good option for you. Menstral caps can be wiped with toilet paper and/or rinsed in the handbasin/shower then re-inserted easily each time we go to the bathroom. They can also be sterilised periodically with salt water in a re-purposed lidded jar then allowed to dry and be stored in a dry purse after each period. If you don’t want to use a cap, you …

Chicken Stories

Chicken stories. Heremy Hen, Half and Half and their friends. by ©Megan A Sampson Here-My-Hen Heremy Hen Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a little chicken shed which held chickens and ducks. Heremy Hen was my favourite chicken and half and half was the prettiest because she was half cream and half black. I called my favourite chicken, Heremy Hen because she would come as soon as I called out. “here. come here, my hen”. so her name became Here-my-hen. Our first chicken family were very caring and sharing, but the next family of chickens were …