Eight Acres - the blog — renewable resources

The solar bore pump

Aug 05 2015 9 Comments Tags: bore, Cheslyn Rise, renewable resources, solar, water

Windmills were once ubiquitous in the rural landscape, but you might have noticed something new appearing in their place. Increasingly farmers are choosing to replace old windmills and equip new bores and dams with solar panels instead.

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Permaculture - Use and value renewable resources

May 06 2013 0 Comments Tags: permaculture, renewable resources

In his book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability, David Holmgren, one of the founders of permaculture, has written about 12 design principles.  The fifth permaculture principle is use and value renewable resources.  In this post I summarise this chapter and give examples from my own experience.

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