The Food Forest

Planning Your House


The Energy Efficient Home

This page discusses the energy consumption of a 'normal' home and environmentally/economically sound ways of providing it.We use the ... more »

Photovoltaic System

The system for the production of green electric power at The Food Forest comprises 30 thin-film amorphous silicon photovoltaic panels arrayed on the roof of the... more »

Composting Toilet & Reedbed Systems

In the driest state in the WorldÂ’s driest continent the average family sends more than 500 litres of water down the drain each day, half of... more »

Designing a Reedbed

The following submission to the SA Health Commission (now Dept Health) demonstrates the principles involved in designing a reedbed system. Chas Martin, one of the designers,... more »