A little more unusual than chickens and ducks, geese can provide several useful functions in the garden if you have the space.
Some ideas from Permaculture Visions for incorporating water into your garden design to add an extra dimension in both aesthetics and practicality.
Some ideas for food, medicinal and other useful plants you can place in and around your chicken run for healthy, happy chickens.
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…]
I’m a big fan of US farmer Joel Salatin. He’s the man behind Polyface Farm, “a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley”. You might recognise him from the recent films Food, Inc and Fresh, and from Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. One of my favourite articles … [Read more…]
I just came across some really cool downloadable permaculture resources over at Permaculture Principles. There’s a printable PDF book on the Essence Of Permaculture, a desktop background image on the 12 principles of permaculture, and two printable posters on the ethics and principles of permaculture, and the permaculture flower. On that site are also a … [Read more…]
This is one workshop I would really like to attend, but unfortunately we’ve got something else on that day! If you go, I’d love it if you could leave a comment below and let us know how it went. Date: Saturday 22 November 2008 Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm Learn how you can keep happy, healthy … [Read more…]
On Saturday, I took our two youngest girls to the Glengarry Cottage Gala Day. They had talks and tours running throughout the day on stuff like permaculture gardening, composting, worm farming, etc. There were also some stalls, selling/displaying things like compost bins, worm farms, bags of compost, seedlings, etc. Sustainable Illawarra had a stall there … [Read more…]
I just found out about this on the weekend, and am hoping to get there. Seedsavers groups are a great way to get organic, locally-adapted vegetable plants, as well as to meet like-minded people. Illawarra Seedsavers Network: “Preserve The Future Of Our Food” swapping seeds and planting material sharing gardening and seed saving tips locally … [Read more…]