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Morning Chores at Autumn Farm

July 31, 2015 | Animal Systems, Farming | 0 comments | Author:

Recently we stayed at a small farm in the Bega valley that raises truly pastured chickens. Like, chase you across the paddock pastured chickens. Each morning, the chickens get let out of their night-time houses, and the houses are moved to … Continued

A Year of Practiculture: Rohan Anderson’s New Book (and a book launch to go with it)

July 29, 2015 | Gardening, Mushrooms, Publications | 0 comments | Author:

Darn fine book, this one. A temperate seasonal cooking book with an edge of grit and grime, or maybe that’s just the soil on the garden-fresh vegetables. Rohan Anderson is Mr Whole Larder Love, as many of you will know. He … Continued

10 uses for your home-grown Beeswax

July 23, 2015 | Animal Systems, Beekeeping, Natural Beekeeping | 12 comments | Author:

If you’re a Natural Beekeeper, then beeswax is part of your harvest – when you crush your natural comb to extract the honey, there’s beeswax to spare. That’s how beekeeping with natural comb works. It’s a good thing for your bees, because … Continued

Going the Whole Grain – Schnitzer Grain Mill Review

July 16, 2015 | Food & Fermentation | 8 comments | Author:

The whole freshly ground flour thing has been something i’ve been meaning to sort out for about 8 years now. And we finally did it! A delicious decision. In our kitchen we tend to keep things whole + basic + home … Continued

Permaculture Design Process with Dan Palmer: Woodend Example

July 13, 2015 | Permaculture Design | 0 comments | Author:

So what does a permaculture design process look like on the ground, outside the world of a Permaculture Design Course? Here we have Dan Palmer, who’ll be teaching an Advanced Permaculture Design Course with us in October, sharing an example … Continued

Preparing a new Garden Bed with Double Digging

July 9, 2015 | Biointensive, Gardening, Kitchen Garden, Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 8 comments | Author:

Welcome to our new series on permaculture renting, in which we attempt to grow food and live a simple life while moving from rental to rental at the whim of landlords + Australian housing prices. Yay! So we’ve been off … Continued

First, Grow your Mushroom – DIY Pappardelle al Funghi

July 2, 2015 | Mushroom Cultivation, Urban Permaculture | 0 comments | Author:

One of the great things about home mushroom propagation is that it can be entirely portable. Lease ended? No worries – pack up your bags, buckets and logs, and off you go. Your food supply comes with you. Which is good … Continued

Home Time Travel Techniques: DIY Dried Fruit

June 29, 2015 | Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 16 comments | Author:

Storing the season can be done in many delicious ways, but I have to say, dried fruit is one of my favourite ways to do it. In Summer, it’s pears, nashis, peaches + strawberries. In Autumn, it’s all about the … Continued

Beginner Natural Beekeepers + Winter Reading

June 25, 2015 | Natural Beekeeping | 14 comments | Author:

Here’s a few photos from our Autumn Natural Beekeeping course in Sydney, and some resources for you to be reading over Winter. These shots are from opening a hive that Adam Kennedy, who hosts our Natural Beekeeping courses, caught as … Continued

Winter Harvest + Chores at the Rooftop Garden

June 18, 2015 | Urban Permaculture | 4 comments | Author:

Last weekend we gathered with a crew of local folks to harvest + replant the 107 Rooftop Garden – seedlings, celery, turmeric, leeks + more… First up we led everyone through the skill of seed ball making (we’ll post a how-to … Continued

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