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[11 Oct 2014 | One Comment | ]
Wollongong PCYC Permaculture Community Garden Tour

A tour of the Wollongong PCYC permaculture community garden – very heavy on photos and detailed explanations.

books, Growing Food, Household, Keeping Animals, Permaculture »

[25 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Sustainability Books

Here’s a bunch of recent books and eBooks that might be of interest to people trying to live more sustainably and explore the simple life.

Events, Growing Food, Illawarra Organisations, Permaculture »

[10 Aug 2013 | Comments Off on Two Illawarra Permaculture Courses | ]
Two Illawarra Permaculture Courses

Introduction to Permaculture courses in Berry, and a full PDC in Warrawong – some exciting local permaculture events coming up!

Events, Growing Food, Illawarra Organisations, Keeping Animals, Permaculture »

[14 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Joel Salatin Workshops In Kiama!

I’m super excited – I’ll be going to Joel Salatin’s “You Can Farm” workshop in Kiama on Sunday (Feb 17). Only three sleeps to go!

Events, Growing Food, Illawarra Councils, Illawarra Organisations, Keeping Animals, Permaculture, Water »

[13 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on Mount Terry Public School Permaculture Garden Opening | ]
Mount Terry Public School Permaculture Garden Opening

A very photo-heavy tour of the permaculture garden that was recently opened at Mt Terry Public School in Albion Park.

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[26 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
ANZAC Day 2012 – Granddad’s Garden

A visit to Granddad’s garden on ANZAC Day, and it’s still exactly as it was when I was a toddler.

Growing Food, Nature »

[16 Feb 2012 | 13 Comments | ]
Corn Eaten By Pests!

I had a beautiful crop of corn growing. Now I have bare cobs. Not happy!

Growing Food, Preparing Food »

[25 Jan 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
Dehydrating Zucchini

The waves of zucchinis just keep coming from our garden! This year, we’re dehydrating them to preserve them for use throughout the year.

Growing Food, Nature, Permaculture »

[11 Jan 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Willie Wagtail Chicks

A new generation of pest-eaters has arrived, with a nest of willie wagtails in one of our trees.

Frugality, Growing Food »

[12 Dec 2011 | 14 Comments | ]
Digging Up Potatoes

Whenever we have potatoes sprout in the cupboard, we plant them out in a spare garden bed. It costs nothing, and you typically get back about 5-10 times as many potatoes as you plant!

Potatoes are also amazing for establishing new garden beds. They break up the ground, attract lots of worms, and leave a lovely rich soil behind.

I use the standard potato-growing technique – dig a fairly deep trench (up to a foot deep), put the seed potatoes in the bottom, and cover them with an inch or so of …