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Planting Day at 107 Rooftop Garden

November 18, 2014 | Community Projects, Design, Design It, Grow It, Growing, Kitchen Garden, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Urban Permaculture | 1 comments | Author:

You know it’s going to be a good day when you jump out of bed, pull on overalls and work boots, and head  for the door with your big straw hat, garden gloves in your pocket. It was raining in … Read More


Green Day Out: August 23rd in Balmain

August 5, 2014 | Community Projects | 1 comments | Author:

Do you live in Sydney? What are you doing on Saturday the 23rd? Come play with us at the Green Day Out! It’s going to be a great day of kid-friendly stalls, workshops – and I’ll be making seedballs with … Read More


Help us build The Open Food Network!

July 22, 2014 | Community Projects | 5 comments | Author:

Ok folks, we’re excited about this one: an Aussie-initiated open source food network dedicated to connecting producers with consumers, every which way you can imagine. Yes, I know. There are a lot of these kinda ideas out there. They’ve all … Read More


SE Permaculture Convergence this August…

July 4, 2014 | Community Projects, Permaculture Design | 3 comments | Author:

Hey folks of South East New South Wales persuasion…. do you know about this excellent weekend gathering coming up? 


Time Banking with Onion River Exchange

May 23, 2014 | Appropriate Technology, Community Projects | 21 comments | Author:

Never has the saying ‘time is money’ been truer than when it comes to this community-based alternative currency idea. Members of a Time Bank exchange goods and services without money; using their own time instead as the currency, on the presumption that … Read More


Inhabit: great looking Permaculture doco Kickstarter

May 16, 2014 | Community Projects, Resources, Video | 5 comments | Author:

We thought we’d share this one with you as it looks pretty darn fine. INHABIT is a film project by Costa Boustikaris and Emmett Brennan, based in the Northeastern regions of the United States. It’s a doco about permaculture and features many farmers, practitioners … Read More


Volunteer position available at Common2Us

May 13, 2014 | Community Projects | 2 comments | Author:

Just a head-up that Common2us, an organic market garden at Dural on the northern edge of Sydney, is offering an on-farm ‘residential’ volunteer position. If you’re interested in learning about organic agriculture, specifically market gardening in a real ‘hands in the dirt, … Read More


Permaculture Teacher Training Scholarship!

May 2, 2014 | Community Projects | 5 comments | Author:

We want to support and grow more teachers – people that will grow to be like dandelion seedheads, distributing seeds of knowledge far and wide. Seeds that will one day put down roots, hold the soil in place, decrease compaction, increase … Read More


Cropfest: celebrating the wonky veg: Sydney, March 28

March 22, 2014 | Community Projects | 7 comments | Author:

Cropfest is all about celebrating the three legged carrot, the eggplant with a nose and all those perfectly good veggies which don’t make it to market because they don’t ‘look right’. It’s going to be a big evening of hands-on … Read More


Photos from our Passata Day

January 27, 2014 | Community Projects, Preserving | 8 comments | Author:

Here’s some photos from the downright awesome Passata Day we had on the weekend. It was a beautiful, hands-on, all-in day of tomatoes, squishing, bottling, boiling, waiting, playing dominoes, eating, drinking, learning and community…