Why Organic?

Recently a young lady in year 11  emailed asking for help with a school project.  I answered her written questions finally this morning, and here they are : What is the reason to go organic and what are the benefits? Aside from the having a safe living and working environment for my family, our animals…

Sweet potato movie

This new garden has not only survived a hot summer in exposed position with extended drought in Western Australia, but thrived way beyond expectations. Check out the big sweet potatoes and the Home Bio gas unit . We believe the plants are growing so well because of previous applications of fungal dominated compost tea to…

Merri Bee Organic Farmacy

Two small properties in Western Australia, 10 hectares in Nannup ( the mythical town of “Seacliffe” in the  movie “Drift”) and 20 hectares in Karridale, constitute Merri Bee Organic Farmacy. Operators   Stewart Seesink and Bee Winfield  are together creating a permaculture,  a natural system of perennial abundance to  satisfy human needs for food, shelter,…

A taste of Permaculture tour Sunday June 5th 2016

A Guided permaculture tour  Sun June 5th 2016 from 10 am  to 1.30 pm. Join Stew and Bee on Merri Bee Organic Farm,Sunday morning this long weekend for an introduction to Permaculture .  We will  take a wander through food forests, some 25 years old, visiting many friendly farm animals along the way. On this extensive guided tour you will see more than 90 different…

Ducky dream homes

Ducks are cheaper to keep than chooks because they just seem to get by without much grain. This is great for Permies, as we are usually penniless, building up real wealth (starting with the soil). With ducks you can plant stuff to attract slugs and snails, so the sappy , strappy and succulent plants (like…