Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Final post of 5 part series on Permaculture design for Rawfair.com




The last of our lovely Mark's permaculture series has just gone live, this time on turning waste into wealth and how to close the loop for true sustainability:http://www.rawfair.com/blog/waste-management

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Permaculture Design tips on http://www.rawfair.com/blog/permaculture-design

Hi
The second blog I have written for RAWFAIR was released yesterday on Permaculture Design and how to go about designing your own sustainable systems.

Enjoy and any questions I look forward to.
Kind Regards

Mark


Go to Below:

http://www.rawfair.com/blog/permaculture-design

Thursday, April 4, 2013

What is Permaculture


The first blog on the RAWFAIR.com  site has been posted discussing "what is permaculture"?

Please have a look :)

http://www.rawfair.com/blog/what-permaculture

Kind regards

Mark

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Member of the RawFair Team

Hi

Please go to.
http://www.rawfair.com/about/the-team
http://www.rawfair.com/team/mark-garrett


 I have been added to the team at Rawfair to discuss Permaculture Design. There will be a 5 part series of discussions on Permaculture design I have written 5 articles to further spread the word on Permanent Sustainable Agriculture "Permaculture" over the next 3 weeks

RawFair is an event I spoke at last year where all things good are covered on Natural Wine growing and production.  It is to be held again in May in London. If you are there please go as this is just another way to say no to unsustainable agricultural practices and the best part is you don't get a hang over :) 

Regards
Mark

Monday, February 25, 2013

Permaculture Life ... Bali to Barbados


  

I currently find myself in Holland freezing after spending 8 months working on various projects in Bali. 

The projects have ranged from the education of garden teams in sustainable gardening with Alila Villas Ulawatu to introducing Permaculture design principles and infrastructures to support sustainable organic food production at Bambu Indah boutique resort near Ubud.  While there I was also running permaculture workshops weekly and discussing permaculture as a way of life with yoga groups who used Bambu Indah for their courses. Thanks to Tara Judelle http://www.yogalila.net/

Garden teams from Green school, Green Village , Bamboo Indah


In the eight months I have designed and had installed two gardens for owners of Bamboo houses designed by Elora Hardy’s Ibuku Design www.ibuku.com in the Green Village http://greenvillagebali.com/.



Tropical food forest in infancy


Peter and Kinchem Barge next to their Herb Spiral
Bill Mollison designed their farm 20 years ago near Kiama Australia


Designs for permaculture outdoor education centres at the green school www.greenschool.org and Green Camp www.greencampbali.com have also been approved.


Green School front entrance concept drawing

Green Camp outdoor classroom design 


I am currently working on the stage 2 designs for a healing centre after the initial site analysis. The design includes a closed loop waste management centre “Organic Wealth Centre” to provide all the necessary organic fertilizers for the sustainable growing of herbs, fruits , spices and vegetables for up to 60 people.

Permaculture Students


The centre will also be a venue to educate and train people in Permaculture design and sustainable practices.

In this time there has also been an “Adams Retort “ built and operational at PT BambuPure www.ptbamboopure.com  where waste construction bamboo is pyrolysised to make charcoal and further processed with manures to become Bio Char. The initial trials have proved biochar works.




Adams Retort

There are other projects in the pipeline, which I hope to cover when I return to Bali in June.

In a week I will be working on a private garden in Barbados for clients I worked with last year in St Vincent and the Grenadines, again looking at how Permaculture design can grow healthy soil, save money and look good with what is locally available.