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Kirsten Bradley


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

February 26, 2015 | Beekeeping, Gardening, Natural Beekeeping | 133 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 | 2 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 | 2 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

Joel Salatin Webinars! Now we’re talking

February 9, 2015 | Chickens, Courses + Workshops, Design It, Farming, Pigs, Raise It | 7 comments | Author:

We’re very excited to announce we’ve figured out a learning path for all of you remote + time-poor folks who want to get the nitty-gritty knowledge of setting up regenerative + ethical animal systems for small farms. Joel Salatin webinars! In … Continued

Visiting: Marita’s small-scale Mushroom Enterprise

February 5, 2015 | Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 1 comments | Author:

Here’s another of our gourmet mushroom cultivation students who’s off and growing! Marita Smith lives in the Morton National Park just behind Milton on the South Coast of NSW and over the last year she’s been setting up an awesome local food … Continued

Visiting: Old Mill Road Farm

January 29, 2015 | Farming, Market Garden | 7 comments | Author:

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 those farms. I think I should let the images speak … Continued

Foraging Seaweed for Home & Garden Use

January 22, 2015 | Foraging, Gardening | 14 comments | Author:

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 animals are particular to wherever we live – what they indicate, the conditions they … Continued

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