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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 | 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 … Read More


Free Talk by The Free Food Family: Kiama, 18th Nov

November 15, 2014 | Appropriate Technology, Art, Community, Gardening, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 4 comments | Author:

If you haven’t been following ArtistAsFamily‘s current and epic journey around Australia, you should be. It’s seriously got it all – pedal-powered travel, foraged food, big hills, and bigger revelations. Lucky for us South Coasties, ArtistasFamily are stopping for a breather in Kiama next Tuesday … Read More


PDC Scholarship Available for this January!

November 4, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Design, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 9 comments | Author:

Want to skill up in Permaculture Design this Summer? We have a scholarship place going in our January Permaculture Design Course! As part of our Fair Share charter, we are always trying to find ways to train more folks in … Read More


Announcing our Summer Permaculture Design Course

October 29, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Design It, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 3 comments | Author:

This January we’re going to be christening the 107 Rooftop Garden Workshop with a Permaculture Design Course held right in the center of Sydney. As always, it will be two weeks of intensive permaculture design that will activate a new … Read More


Visiting: Peter’s off-grid Homestead, Kangaroo Valley

September 4, 2014 | Animal Systems, Ducks, Gardening, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Raise It | 8 comments | Author:

It’s many a city dweller’s long-lived dream. Skip out on the hustle and bustle and set up a life of clean air and green space in the country. Peter Brandis held that dream for 25-plus years – and one day, … Read More


Visiting Kangaroo Valley Permaculture

August 11, 2014 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 12 comments | Author:

Kangaroo Valley is this rather special place where a thick mist rests, each morning, until about 10am. And then magically lifts, to reveal lush farmlands, rivers, creeks, and escarpment rainforest, all around. Recently I went there to visit Kangaroo Valley Permaculture – an established permaculture homestead that … Read More


Trying out the Hungry bin Wormfarm

August 6, 2014 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Raise It, Vermiculture (worms) | 37 comments | Author:

Is it possible to recycle 100% of a small family’s organic kitchen waste with just a simple, single worm farm? I’ve always wondered. I’ve done 50% of our scraps easily – but the whole lot? That’s… a lot of scraps, … Read More


The 2015 Permaculture Calendar is go!

July 30, 2014 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Publications | 5 comments | Author:

Hooray for the 2015 Permaculture Calendar! Once again the crew at permacultureprinciples.com have created a beautiful and intimate calendar that is packed with useful info and also just plain lovely to have on your wall. And yes, it also has the best … Read More


Permaculture Futures: Green Up Top

July 28, 2014 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Urban Permaculture | 4 comments | Author:

Next in our lineup of Permaculture Design Course grads are Michael Zagoridis and Emma Bowen from Green Up Top – a social enterprise dedicated to farming pockets of Sydney’s inner-urban suburbs. Zag went on to do a market gardening internship with … Read More


Madeira Vine: an ironic Harvest

July 25, 2014 | Foraging, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 26 comments | Author:

Now that we’re gardening in a frost-free area we have to get acquainted with a new bunch of sub tropical-ish weeds. This week, it’s been all about the Madeira Vine. In our new garden, the stuff is everywhere. Look up Madeira … Read More