A tour of the Wollongong PCYC permaculture community garden – very heavy on photos and detailed explanations.
A very photo-heavy tour of the permaculture garden that was recently opened at Mt Terry Public School in Albion Park.
A visit to Granddad’s garden on ANZAC Day, and it’s still exactly as it was when I was a toddler.
Unlike most whopper tales, this one comes with photos!
A cheap and simple home-made chicken processing station. It also doubles as a very handy outdoor sink for washing vegetables, plant pots and tools.
A complete summary of the costs for our first foray into raising our own pigs for meat, from piglet purchase right through to slaughter and butchering.
If you want to clear a large area of land with little effort, you can’t beat a pig tractor!
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 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…]
Soil blockers are a great way to start seeds for your garden, but some of the soil blocker recipes you’ll find around the web aren’t exactly sustainable – including things like peat moss and artificial nutrients. I’ve tried to take the general ideas from other recipes, and make a more environmentally-friendly soil blocker recipe mix. … [Read more…]