Kiama Primary School had the official opening of their permaculture garden on Friday, and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend. What an awesome garden they’ve built!
The notes from my recent presentation to Jamberoo Community Growers on swales.
I applied for, and was awarded, a Council scholarship to do a Permaculture Design Course. I can’t wait to get started!
We had 9 cubic metres (4.6 tons) of mulch delivered – and I have to move it all by wheelbarrow!
Lots of photos from the Kiama Sustainability Expo and Kiama Community Garden Open Day, held on Sunday. There were lots of local organisations and businesses present, as well as celebrity gardener Costa from SBS. What a top day!
It took a long time, but I finally finished digging the swale across the back of my shed. With mango, banana, coffee, loquats, sweet potato, taro and more it should be a productive little area soon!
By “chopping and dropping” your weeds you not only mulch and return nutrients to the soil, but you avoid disturbing the soil surface and prevent more weed seeds germinating.
A little more unusual than chickens and ducks, geese can provide several useful functions in the garden if you have the space.
Photos and a description of a very cleverly designed chicken coop.