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My names Todd Mansfield and I’m one of the co-creators of The Deep Living Project. The aim is to bring inspiring projects about people living an alternative lifestyle to you! Using short film we focus on people working in permaculture, regenerative farming, natural building techniques, connecting with nature and lots more. We believe that the only thing stopping us from living in abundance is a paradigm shift, the community and the know-how to make it happen.

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A Bit on Bananas

‘The banana is the most important fruit crop of the wet tropics, and may have been the first fruit cultivated by man’ Louis Glowinski
What a quote! I’m not educated enough on the subject to agree or disagree but either way bananas truly are quite amazing plants. I’ve always been interested in them but having lived most of my gardening life in a temperate climate haven’t had much experience growing them.
Sharon, a permaculture trainer from Byron College was the perfect person to show me a bit on bananas.

The King Stropharia- Growing Resources

I’ve been holding off writing about this awesome and amazing (amazome..?) mushroom for awhile now, not because I wanted to keep it’s amazingness to myself but because it’s fairly hard to get your hands on the starting materials to grow them here in Australia.
Well I’ve got some good news on that subject but I’ll save it for the end of this post!

Talking Green Manures

“above all others, legumes make the greatest contribution to soil improvement”
-Sepp Holzer

Allying with nature to improve your soil seems like one of the best approaches in my mind. It follows along with a thought in Permaculture to find the thing that enjoys doing what would be work for you and partner up with it. Using chickens to build compost by feeding them scraps and raking up the chicken run for a ready made compost pile, or using a fast growing ‘weedy’ tree to stabilise the soil and provide shelter for your productive trees. This is a common practice to use the habits or behaviour of an element, a chicken, a pioneer tree or dozens of other examples, to improve the living system and benefit everyone.

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