Spreading the WORM, #spreadingtheworm

We are launching our new project called “Spreading the Worm!“. This year we organised a number of Open Days. Chatting with our visitors I realised that people are often really interested in household scale, worm-based composting, called “vermiculture”. Also, I keep getting random requests for worms. Kitchen scrap, paper, cardboard, kitchen paper towels, leaves, old … More Spreading the WORM, #spreadingtheworm

Open days, trainings, courses, school visits at Juno Heights Garden

In October 2017, we start organising open days, trainings, courses, school visits, outings, taking place in the garden. The aim of these events is to promote environmentally friendly, sustainable livelihood, inspired by permaculture principles. This includes topics such as: Environmental sustainability related permaculture, material and energy cycles, ecosystems organic gardening ecosystem development at home kitchen … More Open days, trainings, courses, school visits at Juno Heights Garden

Drinking insects and birds, the evolution of garden fountains

There are amazing water fountains in Juno Heights Garden. They are made of copper and previously worked mostly as aesthetical items in the garden. Each contains about 200 liters of water. These fountains, if left alone untreated, provide far too perfect habitats for mosquitoes to propagate, which causes a lot of headache and itching for … More Drinking insects and birds, the evolution of garden fountains

First steps: the soil

Historically, Juno Heights Garden was managed by “traditional” gardening techniques: Any green waste (cutbacks, fallen leaves, branches) was removed from the site in big plastic bags by the garbage collecting company. Soil was rotated at least once a year. In the Summer months it was exposed to the Sun. In the rainy season it was … More First steps: the soil

History

Juno Heights Garden is located in Marsaxlokk, Malta. It is a very powerful and historic site. Here you see some information about the area from other websites: “The area of Tas-Silg, within the limits of Marsaxlokk, seems to have been always selected in a particular way as a place of prayer and worship. Since the … More History

About permaculture

Permaculture is an amazing, energy efficient approach to sustainable living in harmony with Nature, we utterly rely and depend on. It is very simple and complex at the same time. Following permaculture principles one can be an artist of “giving by not loosing and receiving by not taking”, a wonderful dance between the “self” and … More About permaculture

The project started

Our aim is to transfer this wonderful garden into a permaculture paradise: – to constantly improve the soil, – to use as little energy and water as possible, – to generate no green waste, – to increase biodiversity, and – to reach a yield of edible plants. Or in other words: a garden of the … More The project started

First steps

Juno Heights is already a well established garden, with trees, shrubs, plants, human activities, irrigation systems, etc. in place, so we are in a very fortunate situation that we don’t have to start from scratch. There are big trees, and also chopped wood that already acts like an insect hotel for example. Moreover, chemicals, fertilizers … More First steps