It is time to start. New projects, sharing of information and seeding change for the year ahead. For me, this means putting my home grown adventures into blogging so I can share the abundant processes happening here at our homestead. Unfortunately, the published blogs I wrote last year were deleted so this is a fresh beginning to share our journey.
As I look back over the years I have come to realise that we have done such awesome things on the land and in our kitchens, but documenting this has been a second thought. I am making a commitment this year to put more effort into sharing our organic motion towards living not just sustainably, but aiming to live regenerativley.
Our business mantra is 'from your garden to your plate' because the result of having an abundant garden is a diverse pantry! Between both, my creative flow comes from what grows and how to prepare and devour it, so you may find inspiration here too. This includes simple herbal remedies - nothing like growing your own drugs! So far, I've made comfrey oil, calendula oil, elderberry tincture, mugwort tincture, gotu kola tincture, sensitive weed tincture and use herbal teas on a daily basis. I am currently studying Nutritional Herbalism through the Living Centre in Canada and hope to run workshops upon completion to compliment the work I do in permaculture design and consultancy to help individuals and communities use plants at preventative health care and gain vitality through their use.
Soooo many projects up and coming this year and a burst of action with the change of season from the big wet to the glorious tropical winter means all the dreaming and visioning is being put into action.
A wonderful day was enjoyed by all when we set into full swing to co-create a design for the Pachamama House! Local Cairns and Tablelands participants and woofers from afar as Japan, France, Italy and the UK came together to crEATe a space to learn about the Permaculture fundamentals and collaborate on 'seeding the vision' to design an efficient and edible landscape for this 5 acre sloped property.
With the ethics and principles of Permaculture discovered and expanded upon throughout the morning, we gained an understanding of the thought processes brought into the rethinking of sustainable systems. We connected them to many aspects of landscape and beyond...through social and financial systems too. Discussions about strategies, tools and processes to implement a design that respect the limitations and opportunities of the site concluded the morning session. With all this brought to attention and noted for further research, each participant was provided with notes and a consultation report to take away from the day and utilise later.
Design.Grow.Create. That's the hOMe HIVE, our occasional mail out. We love nature and feel a deep connection to this amazing space and place called earth. There is so much abundance within reach and if you plant a guild, you will receive a yield! Our love of good quality food means we spend much of our time in the garden or kitchen...and as Hippocrates said, "let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food"! We welcome you to join us on an edible journey of tropical possibilities...
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