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Health Benefits of Fermented Food

health benefits of fermented foods
Gillian Koziki of Cultured Artisans reveals the multitude of health benefits of fermented foods. When I first heard about permaculture I was drawn to how it provides tools for living in sync with the planet, as a designed approach with ethics and principles. What I wasn’t prepared for was how it could be applied to... View more

How To Make Sauerkraut

How to make sauerkraut

Not only are fermented foods great for your gut health, fermenting is a fantastic way to preserve fresh produce like cabbage, cucumbers and radishes in the form of sauerkraut, pickles and kimchi.

What is Permaculture?

I read a definition of permaculture the other day that made me laugh: “Permaculture isn’t about some mad hippy lifestyle with no electricity; it’s about living as comfortably as you can, but not trashing the planet while you’re doing it”. And it’s true. Yes, some permaculturalists might be referred to as ‘hippies’ – everybody loves… View more

Kids, Gardens and Permaculture

Gardening is a great way to teach kids about the facts of the worlds. In "Co-Creating a Fun, Sensory and Edible Family Garden" landscape architect and owner of Edible Kids' Gardens, Steve Webb, explains how permaculture ethics and principles can help design a space that is educational and productive for the whole family. Grab your... View more

Get Your Greens, Eat Your Weeds

  We moved house not that long ago, so we’re yet to plant a garden. And I just can’t bring myself to pay good money for leafy greens, as I know how damn easy they are to grow. I also know how nutritious they are. And while we eat very well, I felt like we… View more

Fermenting Fun

Ferment. What does the word conjure up for you? Bacteria? Mould? Stuff going off in your fridge? It’s a word we’d all do well to become better acquainted with. In fact, you probably already know more than you think. Do you have cheese, salami, chocolate, yoghurt, beer or wine lurking in your pantry? These are… View more