Chicken Systems of Zaytuna Farm, home of the Permaculture Research Institute Australia

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Photo: Ingrid Pullen Chickens are sometimes described as a gateway domestic animal. Meaning the first domestic animal that people, new to keeping domestic animals, start with. Once successful and satisfied with the results they then feel more confident to move onto other domestic animal systems. Chickens have been intensively and extensively integrated into most human… Read more »

Making Bone Sauce

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by Paul Kean, Tiger Hill Permaculture Tiger Hill Farm is situated in the Southern Midlands in Tasmania and is set amongst 10,000 acres of mixed private forestry and crown land. The farm is 70 acres in size and is home to Tiger Hill Permaculture, a registered primary production business and private farm forestry project. The… Read more »

Ecofilms 2011 – What Are We Working On?

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We’re planning a number of exciting new titles to be released in 2011. Urban Permaculture DVD One of the complaints we often get from people living in the city is that we focus a little heavily on Permaculture titles that require a large scale farm to get the most benefit from practicing Permaculture. So we… Read more »

Permacooking – Milk, Tongue, Eel and Pizza Night

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More Meat I promised last week that I would tell you about the cows here at Zaytuna and I’m going to do just that. I’d like for the vegetarians out there (who will find most of this menu unpalatable) to still be interested in reading about these cows because it’s not just about the beef… Read more »

PermaCooking – Your Goose is Cooked

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One of several Zaytuna Farm geese All photographs © Craig Mackintosh except where credited otherwise We killed a goose at Zaytuna Farm the other day and by my count we served out 60+ student meals from it, plus two day’s worth of wonderful breakfasts for the staff. Not a bad effort I thought. Pretty good… Read more »


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The farmer and the cook with Ethiopian Cabbage First Week I’ve just finished my first week working as the farm cook for the Permaculture Research Institute at Zaytuna Farm and already it’s been an amazing experience. To be able to cook at this wonderful and dynamic farm is a delight for all the gastronomical senses…. Read more »

Life at Zaytuna – Meet Red

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Editor’s Preamble: People are increasingly disgusted with the cruelty, disease and pollution associated with factory farms. Events like the recent Swine Flu pandemic, which appears to have originated with the world’s largest hog producer, Smithfield Foods, are helping us to see the error of our corporate ways. Large scale of any activity almost always compromises… Read more »