In the early 90s, I purchased Bill Mollsion’s book, A Practical Guide for a Sustainable Future. In Chapter 6, Bill explains how important the tree canopy is to the ecology of the forest. He discusses the influence of mature trees to influence the surrounding rainfall and ecology (p. 137-151). He also talks about guilds, plants … Read more Can Trees communicate with each other?
Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) is a organisation based in Melbourne developing plans to provide alternatives to carbon based energy consumption. BZE published a Stationary Energy report in 2010 which outlines how a network of solar thermal power stations can be created around Australia to power the current and future energy needs. The Stationary Energy Synopsis … Read more BZE stationary energy plan
Since being involved in permaculture way back in 1995, permaculture gatherings came with a reasonable amount of drumming and chanting. There seemed to be a need amongst some participants to incorporate music and dance into the gatherings. Typically, the daytime would be taken up with presentations and demonstrations. As nighttime approached and after mealtime, out … Read more Let the drumming begin