A tour of the Wollongong PCYC permaculture community garden – very heavy on photos and detailed explanations.
(This is a repost of a previously-published article, rescued after my web host screwed up my site.) A trailer is an invaluable addition to a homestead. It turns the family car into a ute (pickup truck if you live outside Australia!), without the expense of buying and maintaining an additional vehicle. This is a list … [Read more…]
A very photo-heavy tour of the permaculture garden that was recently opened at Mt Terry Public School in Albion Park.
I had a beautiful crop of corn growing. Now I have bare cobs. Not happy!
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…]
A tour around the Kiama Primary School permaculture garden, with lots of photos.
The notes from my recent presentation to Jamberoo Community Growers on swales.
We had 9 cubic metres (4.6 tons) of mulch delivered – and I have to move it all by wheelbarrow!
I just missed out on a second-hand rotary hoe on eBay, and am taking the opportunity to seek more information while I wait for another one to come up. Please send me your advice!
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!