team led by Scott and Haidee Robinson, will help you create a comprehensive plan for your property.
Beneficial outcomes of a managed property plan can include:
- Healthy self sustaining landscape
- Regenerative low maintenance food production
- Water security
- Reduced fire risk
- Increased wildlife habitat and refuge
- Increased soil fertility
- Holistically managed live stock
For a resilient garden, we recommend native species to your
region. With the right mix, they can offer year round colour, diversity in leaf texture, size and flowers.
Native species will out live many of the exotic and hybrid plants. For true resilient natives, contact
your local landcare group to source plants. Young plants not pot bound will have more
vigorous growth when planted out in mulched healthy
Polyculture can also advise on how to include edible gardens onto
your property which will add colour and diversity keeping the local ecology healthy and your family well
This shows how to create access through an unused and unsightly
Including some "foodscaping" into your garden adds colour and
diversity which keeps that local environment healthy, thanks to the beneficial insects it attracts. Our
experience has shown that integrated landscapes remain more pest resistant which means less or no chemical
use required. Including an organic landscape design into a holistic approach will benefit
your health and your property.
your own food can save up to $2,000 per person per
A mix of bean vines, trees, herbs and
Home grown fresh nutrient dense food will benefit your
wallet, your taste buds, your body, your mind and your environment. Talk to your neighbours about
sharing and or trading each others produce.
Surround yourself with a salad
Using access space can beautify and feed
If you plant where you walk everyday, it
makes maintenance and harvesting easy, and the colours are fantastic!
How can you grow your own food and keep it
easy to manage and maintain?
Polyculture is about integrating people with
nature by growing your own food in a natural living ecosystem. How we assemble all the elements to reduce energy
requirements is what makes it easy for you.
We can show you how to do your
no dig gardens
metal raised beds &
terraced timber beds
We recommend garden
beds which are made from salvaged timber that has been felled but isn’t
suitable for mainstream timber industries. The timbers we use represent a significant carbon
sink while preserved in our products and their removal from regenerated forests allows regrowth with great capacity
to absorb carbon dioxide and an opportunity to flourish.
food forests - orchard design + implementation
Orchards are an integral part of a vertically
layered food forest that can sustain itself for millennia. From ground cover herbs under berry bushes all the way
up to mature nut trees, fruit trees & large canopy cover trees that can sustain a balanced supply of fruit
& veg for all inhabitants.
One option is
which gives you a collective
mix of productive plants stacked in one space.
A food forest can be comprised
of up to nine layers, the uppermost layer being the canopy layer. The canopy is comprised of tall trees —
typically large fruit and nut trees. Between the tall canopy layer trees, there is a layer of low growing,
typically smaller fruit trees. Mind you, a small fruit tree can be up to 4m (12’) tall, so don’t think
these are necessarily very low trees! Nestled between all the small trees are the shrubs – which are well
represented by currants and berries.
Filling the remaining space is
the herbaceous layer, this can be the culinary and medicinal herbs, companion plants, bee-forage plants and
poultry forage plants. Any remaining space is occupied by ground cover plants. These form a living mulch that
protects the soil, reduces water loss to evaporation, and prevents weeds growing. All can be 100% edible and
many can be native species.
We can still go a level deeper to the rhizosphere, or root zone,
the underground level which is occupied by all our root crops, such as potatoes, carrots, ginger, turmeric
etc. While that might seem like a lot of plants in one space, we still have one more layer to fill, the
upright vertical space. This is filled by climbers and vines, which can be run up trellises, arbours, fences,
trees or any other vertical support. This category includes grapes, climbing beans, many berries,
passionfruit, kiwi fruit, climbing peas, chokos and many other species that love to
important area when developing your property is orchard planning. Use the link to learn a little
more before you start planting fruit tress.
Fish & fresh water
Imagine growing fresh fish for
around $3/kilo! Aquaponics offers many possibilities if set up correctly!
Fresh water crays, Claws!
These little lovely's live off all sorts of organisms in the water in an integrated system &
they will feed you and your family for years to come!
It is advisable to purge any fresh water
fish or claws in salted water for a few days, not only does it clean the flesh, it
also enhances the taste as if it came fresh from the ocean!
Goats and sheep can give you milk, cheese & meat
pigs can clean out undergrowth faster than any other animal and fertilise at the same time. They will
also eat what your cattle or sheep do not. Goat meat is the most widely eaten meat on the planet, so why not
start your own mob and clear all those unwanted weeds and shrubs out!
keeping food fresh for
There are so
many great ways to keep excess food nutritious, healthy & fresh. Fermented foods have fantastic health benefits
for us & is a skill worth learning. Preserving fruit & veg in jars during their non growing season adds to
your recipe arsenal. Curing meats adds so much flavour you will wonder why you have not
done it all your life.
the best way to manage your surplus &
your health is by fermenting & preserving your foods to eat out of season produce, many of these foods release
even more good nutrients into your body when fermented. Contact us to find out more!
Please Contact us any time for a no obligation talk about how we can help
you, improve your property.
image shows an on site first draft property plan sketch Sample
Master Plan graphic examples. Step by step instructions are detailed for each property and not included
This design was created for a village in NSW of 300 people to secure
all their nutrient needs on site.
This design was created for a school of
400 students to service the school
A suburban design for a family of 6 wanting more shade, and home
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