A young man who came to Australia seeking asylum, but who has been detained in different facilities across the country, has become a very inventive gardener.

He has devised an irrigation system from plastic bin liners, plastic milk bottles, polystyrene cups, plastic straws all sourced from the garbage bin.

He has cut chux wipes into strips to make netting to protect the plants from the birds.

Those of you familiar with Permaculture Design will know about The 12 Principles of Permaculutre Design which include using what you have available, obtain a yield and use small and slow solutions.

We don’t know if this young man is aware of permaculuture but he has certainly put elements of the design system into practice to solve problems and to produce great flowers and fruit.

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