Ben Shaw completed a permaculture design course and fell in love with the process, spurring his desire to share his knowledge and passion with others. He now runs edible gardening workshops all year round for both adults and children. He consults locally with families and businesses on how to design and build their gardens to get maximum yields and also achieve aesthetically beautiful gardens.

(1.03) Tell us about your story and how you got into permaculture

(2.35) What is permaculture?

(4.31) Do we need much space to grow veggies in the backyard?

(5.39) Positioning a veggie patch

(6.35) Getting a productive patch up and running

(8.08) Building the soil

(9.16) Importance of seasonality

(10.34) Finding out more on what to grow and when

(11.15) Seeds vs seedlings

(12.00) Easy plants to grow

(12.25) Spacing plants

(13.31) Mulching

(14.36) Watering plants

(15.27) What to feed plants with

(16.30) Pests in the garden

(18.02) Where to find more info

(18.34) Time required to care for your veggie patch

Useful Links

Diggers Club

Milkwood Permaculture

Good Life Permaculture

Ben Shaw Permaculture

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