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Permaculture principle 6: Produce no Waste - In nature, there is no such thing as waste, only stuff in the wrong place! Heed this mantra and become a master of nutrient cycling!

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When I was a little boy, I liked to catch the rain
while people all around my town watched it flow right down the drain

But because our little shed in the bush wasn’t on the mains
the only water we had to use was in a tank caught from the rain

Cos there’s no such thing as waste,
Only stuff in the wrong place
There’s no such thing as waste,
Misusing water’s a disgrace

Moved to the city, rented a house, on my way to buy a bed
Saw one lying on the side of the road so I took that one instead.
I also found a fridge, a couch and a big old plasma screen
in the biggest pile of thrown out stuff that I had ever seen

But there’s no such thing as waste
Only stuff in the wrong place
Yeah, there’s no such thing as waste
That old landfill is a disgrace.


Down the track, I found out that diesel cars can run on veggie fat
Bought a truck and hit the road, smelling like fish & chips
I rescued piles of wasted oil from the back of restaurants
I’d be a fool if I bought my fuel when there’s oil nobody wants

There’s no such thing as waste
Only stuff in the wrong place
No, there’s no such thing as waste
That old idea’s got to be replaced

Now we gotta refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle
Refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle.

Now I get my things out of garbage bins, I compost every crumb,
I save my seeds and eat my weeds and feed the leftovers to ya mum
Gonna build a house from the rubbish tip, gonna keep this planet clean
Reuse ideas that have been round for years to live within its means.

There’s no such thing as waste, woah no
Only stuff in the wrong place, scooba doo beeooden dip
I said there’s no such thing as waste, yeah
Only opportunity to be embraced.

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from Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual, released April 1, 2013
Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, vocals, drums
Alex Burkoy: u-bass
Mal Webb: slide trumpet, trombone
Michael Boase: percussion

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System Fremantle, Australia

Experimental ‘ecological edutainment’ based around the principles of permaculture (a neat way to fix the world) mashing together ukulele with some electro-funk-swing, climate-change reggae, post-apocalypso and a decent serving of 'Radish Beets'.

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