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Permaculture Year Planner

Staying organised is one of the hardest aspects of a busy permaculture lifestyle, whether you live on a rural or urban property. Here is a quick reference to remind you of things that may need doing. This calendar is based on my personal calendar and is constantly changing. It also suggests things that you can do that are environmentally friendly and will enhance your well being as well as that of your local community on a daily basis.

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Planting guides are for a temperate zone only. Overhaul and organise half used packets of seeds, etc.


1 2nd 3rd 4th 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20th 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Zone 0 - all in the head!

  • study
  • maintain records

Zone 1 - in and around the house

  • check fire system
  • check irrigation
  • finish harvest weeds around the house - feed to guinea pigs
  • worm farm

Zone 2 - in and around the garden

In the vegie garden

In the nursery

  • Take cuttings: encourage good roots to develop by dipping cut end in rooting hormone


  • Mulch garden - seaweed, leaves, spoiled hay, straw, newspaper, cardboard, jute and hessian sacking, old cotton clothes, grass clippings - 20 to 30cm deep.
  • Check irrigation systems for leaks, drippers for blockages.

In the garden

  • Fertilise


Zone 3 - poultry and orchard matters

  • fertlise and mulch fruit trees
  • check irrigation
  • remove manure from chook house and compost ready for sweet corn production

Zone 4 - out and about the property, further afield

  • Final firewood cutting and clear up dead timbers
  • Start cutting grass for fire protection
  • Fill fire barrels
  • Move and fill fire tanks, check fire pumps
  • Start clearning combustible undergrowth
  • Salvage mulch material - keep a few bags in the car and collect organic material without disturbing habitat when going out.
  • When out and about, take a plastic bag or two or three and pick up litter.

Zone 5 - wild things!




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