A Taste of Permaculture tour

A taste of permaculturetour  Sun October 17th   2014 from 10 am  to 3.30 pm.   Join Stew and Bee on Merri Bee Organic Farm,Sunday October 17th 2014 for an introduction to Permaculture . We will learn the principals of permaculture which make for a resilient comfortable life which cares for Earth and people. We will  take a wander through food…

Marsh versus Baxter – GM contamination on trial

Stewart looked after the farm so I could be at the Perth Supreme court  to watch the first day of proceedings in the Marsh versus Baxter case on February 10th. I was interviewed by the BBC in London the following day, so the eyes of the world are definitely on Western Australia right now. This…

Chicken soup day coming

 2014  Merri Bee Hen Harvest and Feast, Nannup Really hands on, really valuable!! The hen gives us eggs, which not unlike oxygen from trees, comprise the life breath of any homestead kitchen.  But that is not all she gives. Join us at Merri Bee Organic Farm as we receive her ultimate gift.  This class will equip you…

Student sign up and information

Student Signup Information and Policies Greetings, and thank you for your interest in Merri Bee Organic Farm’s permaculture classes. Below you will find all the“housekeeping” details of signing up for these events. Payment: We offer a few methods of payment for our classes. A netbank deposit or sending us a cheque . Please make all…

Raising chickens

4 week old pullets This morning we went into town to pick up our new laying fowls. They are only 1 day old so this is a case of the chicken  coming before the egg, about 6 months before in fact. So  much Delayed Gratification because a lot  expensive food and 22 weeks goes by…

Why I am not a vegan

Why I am not a vegan and how the planet needs us to take our place in the food chain It is said so often that “going vegan” is the best thing we can do for our health and the planet. Not True. In this talk I will  alert vegans to the health dangers of…

Worm farming, all you ever wanted to know and more.

There are 2 well researched,  scientific ways to produce safe and beneficial compost, and a worm farm is one….. Worms will only migrate away if they are not fed and watered. Neglect them and one rainy night they will up and leave.  The worm is a wonderful creature who wasn’t always appreciated till Charles Darwin pointed…

Of Worms and wheat reveling in the rain

For the first time in about 7 years we are having a proper wet winter. Our Rainfall is double last years to this date. The soil everywhere on the farm is feeling like rich chocolate mud cake, and the plants are looking so happy, seeds are coming up easy, and life is altogether sweet. Is…

Two workshops, a curry van, a speech and a market in one week….Whew!

An enthusiastic group of Southwest people participated in Bee Winfield’s workshops last weekend at Nannup’s Flower and Garden festival. The importance of growing our own fruit and veges organically was stressed, with slides of research showing the effects of pesticides on children’s cognitive development & the links between commonly used organo-phosphates in agriculture to ADHD and learning difficulties. They learnt how Round…

Time to Spring into action as Flowers and Gardens bloom !

We looked around yesterday and realized the weeds are on the move, the almond trees are blossoming , the banjo frogs are jamming down in the swamp and spring is springing. From now till Christmas we will be flat out in the vege garden seeding, weeding, mowing,  transplanting and mulching. I got my chilie ,…

Don’t want to blow my own bugle but……

Sometimes when my stars for the week mean I will need to deal with criticism from many quarters and Im feeling like a failure, I turn to my testimonial page and just read…. Thank you so much Bee and Stewart for an amazing day, extremely educational and extremely delicious!! Please also add my new email…