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

March 23, 2015 | Forest Gardening, Grow It, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Urban Permaculture | 5 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


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


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, Design It, Gardening, 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 … Continued


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 … Continued


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 … Continued


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 … Continued


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, … Continued


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 … Continued


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, … Continued


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