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Kirsten Bradley


Happy Earth’s Urban Food Forest in Unanderra – it’s grown!

March 23, 2015 | Forest Gardening, Grow It, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Urban Permaculture | 4 comments | Author:

Inspiration takes many forms, but a thriving backyard ecosystem like Happy Earth has got to be pretty high up on our list. Ali + Rich have created this edible suburban oasis over the last 8 years, on a sloping block in … Continued

A Year at Otter Farm: Book Review

March 12, 2015 | Cooking, Farming, Food & Fermentation, Publications | 7 comments | Author:

When a place calls itself a ‘climate change farm’ you would suspect that it’s first book is likely to contain more than recipes for home-made pasta and tips for starting seedlings. And you would be right! With a subtle twist of the telling, A Year at … Continued

Reclaiming the Future – Dr Vandana Shiva in Sydney (Video)

March 9, 2015 | Gardening, Grow It, Permaculture, Seed Saving | 4 comments | Author:

Recently, Dr Vandana Shiva spoke in Sydney to a packed auditorium. She spoke of the essence of life, and of war, and of ensuring the future of humanity through the freedom of the seed. Her words touched many of us deeply. Dr … Continued

Hanging Green Tomatoes Upside Down to Ripen

March 4, 2015 | Gardening, Grow It, Kitchen Garden, Market Gardening | 2 comments | Author:

The whole plant, and nothing but the plant – a great way to ripen green tomatoes for future eatery – hang ‘em up! There comes a time in every Autumn when the tomato plants need to come out, and with them, … Continued

Going Against The Flow: Is The Flow Hive a Good Idea?

February 26, 2015 | Beekeeping, Gardening, Natural Beekeeping | 141 comments | Author:

It’s fab, it’s new, and the honey flows straight into the jar. It’s so easy. But then, powdered instant potato is easy, too. Does that make it a good idea? Despite my mission to focus on positivistic messages of change, at … Continued

Designing for life at our first Rooftop Garden PDC

February 23, 2015 | Education, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 2 comments | Author:

How do we actually design + implement a secure future for our communities? One that’s resilient, regenerative, positive, healthy and inter-connected. It’s a big question, and one that comes up (multiple times a day) at our Permaculture Design Courses, where … Continued

Storing the Season: Drying Summer Medicinal Herbs

February 19, 2015 | Cook It, Food, Food & Fermentation, Gardening | 5 comments | Author:

You know how it is – in the middle of Summer, both culinary + medicinal herbs are everywhere – there’s so many that you forget to see them. And then, before I know it, it’s Autumn, with the cold weather … Continued

Glow in the Dark Mushrooms (Omphalotus nidiformis)

February 16, 2015 | Farming, Foraging, Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 8 comments | Author:

Recently we found something we’d always wanted to see –  Glow in the Dark Mushrooms. No really, we did. Ghost Fungus, or Omphalotus nidiformis is actually quite common throughout southern Australia. Omphalotus nidiformis distribution, via Atlas of Living Australia Omphalotus nidiformis – Ghost … Continued

Rambling: Barren Grounds, NSW

February 12, 2015 | Permaculture, Rambling + Adventures | 14 comments | Author:

Bushwalking. Rambling. Tramping. Whatever you call it, it’s one of my favourite things. A day filled with new forms, terrain, the colours, the smells. A waking, walking, day long dream. But a dream with snacks, sweat, new discoveries, and the … Continued

Dr Vandana Shiva in Sydney on 20th of February

February 10, 2015 | Community Projects, Farming, Permaculture Design, Seed Saving | 3 comments | Author:

And we just thought we’d let you know, incase you want to come along. She’s giving a talk in Surry Hills of Friday 20th February called PLANET ON A PLATE, and she’s being introduced by the one and only Joel … Continued

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