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Making: Seed Balls: for getting things growing in unlikely places

June 22, 2015 | Community Projects, Urban Permaculture | 1 comments | Author:

Seed balls. In a nutshell, they are a ball of clay and compost with seeds inside. Sounds pretty simple right? Well they are, they really are. They’re incredibly easy to make, and are a rather excellent way to get things … 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 | 8 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


Seed Raising Mix: 107 Rooftop Gardening 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


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


Planting Day at 107 Rooftop Garden

November 18, 2014 | Community Projects, Design, Gardening, Growing, Kitchen Garden, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Urban Permaculture | 3 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 … Continued


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 … Continued


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 … Continued


SE Permaculture Convergence this August…

July 4, 2014 | Community Projects, Permaculture, 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 | 22 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 … Continued


Inhabit: great looking Permaculture doco Kickstarter

May 16, 2014 | Community Projects, Permaculture, 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 … Continued


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