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Kirsten Bradley

http://www.Milkwood.net

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New Courses: Organic Gardening Basics + Small Space Orcharding

May 28, 2015 | Gardening | 0 comments | Author:

Time to get growing, peeps! We’ve just launched two new one-day courses to help folks start gardening + growing fruits and nuts from absolute scratch. Organic Gardening Basics We’ve had a bunch of requests for a start-at-the-start, one day food growing … Continued


Visiting: Fork & Hoe Collective – Tasmania

May 25, 2015 | Farming, Market Garden, Market Gardening, Permaculture, Rambling + Adventures | 2 comments | Author:

It’s a common dream – get some friends together, pool resources, buy land and grow goodness for the community. But unlike many dreamers, Fork & Hoe Collective are actually doing it. And we love them for it. Fork & Hoe … Continued


How To make a Mobile Micro Forest Garden – with Wicking Bed

May 4, 2015 | Appropriate Technology, Community Projects, Design, Forest Gardening, Gardening, Permaculture, Urban Permaculture | 7 comments | Author:

Here’s how we built a bunch of mobile micro forest gardens for the 107 Rooftop Garden – complete with wicking beds. Our challenge with this design was to build tree planters that could move around to make space when needed, while providing … Continued


Announcing: Advanced Permaculture with David Holmgren

April 30, 2015 | Courses + Workshops, Gardening, Permaculture, Uncategorized | 0 comments | Author:

He’s back! We’re pleased to announce that David Holmgren (co-originator of Permaculture) is coming to Sydney on 3-4 June to teach an Advanced Permaculture Principles course. How good is that. We’ve been lucky enough to have David come through Sydney … Continued


Making an Upside Down Fire – the Tasmanian Edition

April 27, 2015 | Appropriate Technology, Foraging, Gardening, Permaculture, Rambling + Adventures | 5 comments | Author:

I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening – a rushing stream, forest all around, and a campfire. Of course. Recently we were down in Tasmania and we found one of those choice little spots that, when you’re planning … Continued


107 Rooftop SkyGardening Day: May 2nd

April 23, 2015 | Community Projects, Gardening, Permaculture, Urban Permaculture | 0 comments | Author:

Rightio then. Who wants to come and get their hands dirty and help out at the 107 Rooftop Garden? Saturday May 2nd marks the beginning of our monthly garden dig-ins – a morning of garden chores, learning, new friends and … Continued


Happy Fish, Happy Harvest: Matt’s Aquaponics Adventures

April 20, 2015 | Animal Systems, Aquaponics, Urban Permaculture | 9 comments | Author:

What do you get when you cross a sustainable fisheries bloke with a Permaculture Design Course? An Aquaponics system enthusiast, advocate and entrepreneur, that’s what. Matt Spalding took our PDC last year and since then he’s been going gang-busters on … Continued


Curing Olives: Basic Brine + Salt Methods

April 12, 2015 | Food & Fermentation, Foraging, Gardening, Preserving | 10 comments | Author:

Tis the season to brine olives! Or salt them, if you prefer. Whether you’ve grown them yourself or foraged them from bird-sown trees, it’s late Autumn that you want to pick and cure them. There are many ways to cure olives, but the … Continued


How to make Passata

April 7, 2015 | Community, Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 5 comments | Author:

Storing the season for year-round stews of organic tomatoey goodness – is there a better way to spend a Saturday? I think not. Recently we held our annual Passata Day – much squishing and boiling and eating and talking and … Continued


Foraging Ice Cream Beans – Inga edulis

April 2, 2015 | Foraging, Forest Gardening, Gardening, Permaculture | 5 comments | Author:

It’s the kind of thing you might dream as a kid to find in a back lane – a tree loaded with bean-like pods full of sweet, fluffy ice-cream-ish tasting fruit. And guess what? They exist! Behold the awesomeness of the … Continued


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