Introduction to Permaculture courses in Berry, and a full PDC in Warrawong – some exciting local permaculture events coming up!
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 … [Read more…]
With proper storage and a little care, many varieties of pumpkins can be kept for 6-12 months without refrigeration. In fact, they get sweeter and tastier the longer you store them!
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!
We finally get a chance to meet up with some new online friends, have a great time, and finish off with pumpkin soup for dinner.
Some ideas from Permaculture Visions for incorporating water into your garden design to add an extra dimension in both aesthetics and practicality.
Tender or delicate plants in the garden can be protected from chickens and other animals by simply placing an old birdcage over the top. It’s simple, free, and actually looks pretty nice!
Items of note I read this week: mulched garden paths, sub-acre agriculture, tiny houses, a DIY first aid kit, and lots of backyard pig-raising.
A few weeks ago I attended another Sustainable Illawarra workshop – “Starting a Backyard Veggie Patch” at Jamberoo Primary School. Megan then attended the repeat of the workshop a week later. It was great that we were both able to do effectively the same workshop without need to organise child care! The workshop was delivered … [Read more…]