DAIRY, FRIEND OR FOE

DAIRY, FOOD OR FOE ?Are we grown- ups meant to eat dairy food? This is a very controversial and multi-faceted question, and the best biological answer as always is “It depends”. The answer depends on whether the milk was produced organically or conventionally; on your genes and allergies as well as the state of your…

Garlic is Wonderful

Gratitude for Garlic There may be one good thing about  social distancing …it is a  good time to do a course of garlic cloves. GAPS practitioners use garlic as an antibiotic, because it is a powerfully good, registered anti biotic which ONLY kills the  bad bugs, not all your beneficial bugs as well. What a…

Merri Bee Organic Farmacy Nursery

We grow organic plants and animals for your permaculture. From house cows to garlic bulbs, we are working on it. As an avid gardener I use to spend a fortune at nurseries but I began to realise that the beautiful and abundant blooms in punnets and pots were achieved by a LOT of chemicals. Some…

Perennial Pasture establishment

It’s time to think about the coming wet season, and growing a prairie. Why? Because prairies actually sequester more carbon than forests. Both are sorely needed and we humans must grow them to replace what we have destroyed and rebuild our soil resource, or go the way of the White Pointer. Prairies are amazingly diverse….

Eco Fest 2020

EcoFest 2020: A Day in the Park for Conservation! Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to Corona virus. Sun 22 Mar – 10 till 3 pm Location: Hyde Park, Vincent St & William St, Perth. WA 6000 Bee will be chatting at  CCWA EcoFest this year at 11 till 11.30 am in the speakers tent. In a talk…

Merri Bee Farmacy’s Stew and Bee recognised as Environmental Champions!

The Conservation Council of Western Australia ( CCWA) is the state’s peak environmental group representing more than one hundred Member Groups throughout the state, as well as tens of thousands of individuals interested in protecting our environment in many ways…. from promoting renewable energy to the protection of native bushland and wildlife. CCWA Director Piers…

Multi Species pasture establishment and/or cover crop service

In late 2018 we purchased a small seeder which makes several 1 inch wide furrows in a paddock, deposits seed or seed mix in the furrow, covers and rolls in one pass. We then added a compost extract injection system to apply good biology to the soil around the seed. The beauty of the seeder…

Ancestral Diet

Carnivore diet….another fad or the polar opposite of the vegan diet (with a myriad of benefits)? Ive been known to wield hoses around this place for so long that I get blisters on my palms, but there is one large place I never have to water, and that is the 1000 square meter  “humungus” garden. That’s…

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the most talked about (and studied) vitamins on the planet.  Yet, despite all the scientific evidence, many people are confused about its benefits – thanks to many misleading “nutritional” articles. Vitamin C seems essential to prevent infectious disease and deal with stress and toxins. It…

Beef and Lamb

Buying Bee-autiful Beef in Bulk When you buy in bulk you save $ lots, and get the health benefits of “nose to tail” eating. We encourage customers to install photovoltaic solar panels and to run a chest freezer so your next great meal is only a few steps away. The cost of organic meat can…