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…

Permaculture Course in December in Egypt .

Permaculture practitioner Geoff Lawton has shown on a 10 acre site near Jordan how to green the desert with food. Want to be part of another project greening the desert in nearby South Sinai desert this December?  Tap in  to a real world adventure of vital importance! #permaculture course #Nuweiba#habibacommunity Join us at the very special  Habiba…

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,…

In Nannup…..smoking grass, smoking weed, smoking forest

“It just seems that they have declared war on the planet.”  Pete Lane  DePAw lit up a large forest block ( Kearney block, about 64 sq km) on April 20th and must take responsibility for the health impacts thisis, and will have, on hundreds of  residents. Kearney block is about 2 km southwest of Nannup….

Winona La Duke

I have discovered Winona LaDuke. See one of her many speeches hereWinona LaDuke to SpeakAt UW-Eau Claire Forum   March 22, 2004— Winona LaDuke, an activist for social and environmental issues who served as the Green Party vice presidential candidate in the 1996 and 2000 elections, will close the 62nd season of The Forum at the University…

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…

Sour Dough Bread Day Sunday June 21st 2015

Sour Dough Bread Day  Sunday June 21st 2015 Suffer bright white squares of pliable fluff no more! Sour Dough Bread Day   at  Merri Bee Organic Farm  on Sunday June 21st  2015 Please join us,  this will  be fun and useful.  Merri Bee Organic Farm is a 27 acre Permaculture which has been developing for over…

Deflecting cancer

Once rare , now common, cancer touches all of us.  Some humans have released carcinogenic substances into the air, soil, food and water. Radiation must also be building up as elements such as plutonium do not go away for several centuries. So how can we  reduce our exposure and risk ? The best help I’ve…

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…

Chook Heaven

My friend wrote to me asking for help with her chooks. They hadn’t laid an egg since December in spite of the best of care and conditions. I thought some of you dear readers would be interested in my reply. It has turned into quite a chapter on chooks, so here goes! Hi Sall, Six…

Chef Sean Carter asked me: Merri Bee , what are you on about?

Bee and Stewart (Merri Bee Organic Farm) recently leapt at the  invitation to join fabulous chef Sean Carter, Muster Bar & Grill, on the From Paddock to Plate stage at the Nannup Flower & Garden Festival 2014, with favorite  radio personality Louise Fitzroy (now engaged in promoting fresh produce with her  Paddock to Plate initiative). Bee…