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Visiting: Old Mill Road Farm

Every now and then we get to visit a small organic farm that truly blows our socks off. Old Mill Road, and the family who farm it, are one of… Read More

Collecting Rainwater in the City (and maybe even drinking it

If you’ve been hanging out in many of Australia’s cities this last week or two, you may have noticed a lot of rain about. Falling off roofs, gushi Read More

Foraging Seaweed for Home & Garden Use

I'm getting cosy with the seaweeds that grow near our place. It seems only fair - I've always made a point of understanding what wild land plants and Read More

Making a DIY clip-together Bathtub Aquaponics System

Think making your own aquaponics setup would be too hard and costly? Think again my friends. Here's a straightforward and easy way to grow some water Read More

Weeds in the Garden: What we pull, what we leave, and why

The definition of a weed is subjective, I know. They're simply plants out of place, after all. And one person's weed might be another person's harvest Read More

You Can Farm by Joel Salatin: Book Review

You Can Farm is probably the Joel Salatin book that kicked off more future farmers than any other, and I have to include us in that count. This book t Read More

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