Richmond Vale

Food and Water

At Richmond Vale Academy we aim to produce as much of our own food as possible. This way we can always be sure that our fruits and vegetables are fresh, free of pollutants and grown with love!
We have an organic garden where we hold lessons for interested farmers and youngsters. Everyone at the academy ar...
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The 12 Permaculture Principles

our-garden 12 permaculture principles were developed to guide new and old practitioners.
Photo Credit: Geograph.uk Permaculture is human's way of acknowledging the wiseness of Mother Nature. It consists in simulating the natural processes of ecosystems in controlled environments to make the latter self-sustaining. Over the years permaculture has revolutionized how people see, use and interact with nature. It is truly a culture; and fea...
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Permaculture: A Miracle System for the Survival of the World

passion-fruits Permaculture is not just a farming technique, it is a culture with social features and certain ethical aspects which are key to its survival.
Permaculture is a practical method of developing ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere . It incorporates knowlege, tools and resources to create a regenerative, self-substaining society in both the physical and social sense. WHAT IS PERMACULTURE? It is understood as the design and life philos...
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Developing our Organic Garden

Garden-at-Richmond-Vale When you enter the garden the first thing you see will be a circle with papaya, banana, mooring, lemon grass and more things growing on it.
At Richmond Vale Academy we have our organic garden about a minute walk form the kitchen. Here we use different organic gardening methods along with implementing permaculture techniques. The garden already starts by the fence. Whenever it rains you cannot avoid having precious water and nutrients being flushed away from garden, so by growing plants...
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