DAIRY, FRIEND OR FOE

DAIRY, FOOD OR FOE ?Are we grown- ups meant to eat dairy food? This is a very controversial and multi-faceted question, and the best biological answer as always is “It depends”. The answer depends on whether the milk was produced organically or conventionally; on your genes and allergies as well as the state of your…

Merri Bee Organic Farmacy Nursery

We grow organic plants and animals for your permaculture. From house cows to garlic bulbs, we are working on it. As an avid gardener I use to spend a fortune at nurseries but I began to realise that the beautiful and abundant blooms in punnets and pots were achieved by a LOT of chemicals. Some…

Save the Yarragadee

“All governments are only interested in centralised control ” Bill Mollison The Water Corporation want to increase the water they pump from the Yarragadee by a factor of 3. They dont know what this will do to shallow aquifers, forest, rivers and surface water. “The  Warren Blackwood regional water supply scheme, historically relied on independent…

Raw Honey from Merri Bee Organic Farmacy

There are places in the world where honey is revered for it’s medicinal qualities, and some types particularly so. Carob honey and Jujube or Sidr honey are 2 cases in point. It so happens that both are being produced on a wild and isolated permaculture in Nannup Western Australia. Tough carobs, olives and oaks were…

It’s Crunch Time.

I recently qualified as a certified GAPS coach, but for 37 years our farm in Nannup has been increasing diversity in the plant, animal and fungal worlds whilst continuously building living soil. We believe health is Mother Nature’s laws obeyed and we champion a healthy environment, freedom and a healthy democracy. We grow organic, raw,…

It’s May !

Harvest season .  Some wonderful early rain in a few big doses but long warm spells in between has the farm looking lovely. We are all dealing with so much these days, hope you enjoy these scenes from the Farmacy . May is the month that Fuerte avos can be picked, and hooray for them….

Garlic is Wonderful

Gratitude for Garlic There may be one good thing about  social distancing …it is a  good time to do a course of garlic cloves. GAPS practitioners use garlic as an antibiotic, because it is a powerfully good, registered anti biotic which ONLY kills the  bad bugs, not all your beneficial bugs as well. What a…

Perennial Pasture establishment

It’s time to think about the coming wet season, and growing a prairie. Why? Because prairies actually sequester more carbon than forests. Both are sorely needed and we humans must grow them to replace what we have destroyed and rebuild our soil resource, or go the way of the White Pointer. Prairies are amazingly diverse….

Eco Fest 2020

EcoFest 2020: A Day in the Park for Conservation! Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to Corona virus. Sun 22 Mar – 10 till 3 pm Location: Hyde Park, Vincent St & William St, Perth. WA 6000 Bee will be chatting at  CCWA EcoFest this year at 11 till 11.30 am in the speakers tent. In a talk…