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Collecting Rainwater in the City (and maybe even drinking it)

January 26, 2015 | Build It, Gardening, Urban Permaculture, Water Harvesting + Reuse | 19 comments | Author:

If you’ve been hanging out in many of Australia’s cities this last week or two, you may have noticed a lot of rain about. Falling off roofs, gushing down gutters and along stormwater drains, those droplets that sound so glorious … Continued

Sydney City Farm needs a Farm Project Manager

December 17, 2014 | Farming, Permaculture, Urban Permaculture | 1 comments | Author:

Are you passionate about sustainability and urban agriculture? Are you good with people and communication? The emerging Sydney City Farm needs a Farm Project Manager, and we’d really, really love to see it be someone truly awesome. Based loosely on … 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

A Pocket full of Seeds

November 14, 2014 | Gardening, Grow It, Kitchen Garden, Urban Permaculture | 7 comments | Author:

A pocket full of seeds. Ever since I heard of the concept, I’ve loved this idea. The idea of always, always having something in your pocket to sprinkle on any bare patch of ground that you see. A day could start … Continued

Food System Futures: Ooooby, Sydney

November 10, 2014 | Community, Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Growing, Market Garden, Permaculture, Urban Permaculture | 1 comments | Author:

We all know darn well that there are many facets within our food system that have to change – and what we love most is that in just about every nook you look there are passionate folk who are doing … Continued

Getting that Soil Up Top

September 30, 2014 | Gardening, Grow It, Urban Permaculture | 16 comments | Author:

We did it! All of us! There’s nothing quite so awesome as when folks come together with a common goal. It’s the essence of people power. Last Saturday, with the help of over 40 beautiful, hard working humans, we lifted 12 cubic meters … Continued

Join us for Soil Up Top day: Sat 27th Sept

September 24, 2014 | Gardening, Urban Permaculture | 4 comments | Author:

Hey Sydneysiders – who wants to help us get the Soil Up Top at the 107 Rooftop Garden this Saturday morning, bright and early? This is a callout for fit and fabulous folk who are up for a morning of goodness, … Continued

107 Rooftop Garden Build: The Gabions

September 23, 2014 | Beekeeping, Build It, Building, Gardening, Urban Permaculture | 12 comments | Author:

The 107 Rooftop Garden build is underway! And we’ve just finished the gabions that will form all the veggie bed surrounds, thanks to the hard and cheerful work of an awesome crew of pros and volunteers. We’re now one step closer … Continued

Help Us Build the Best Rooftop Garden Ever?

September 17, 2014 | Beekeeping, Build It, Growing, Permaculture, Urban Permaculture | 7 comments | Author:

Hey it’s our first ever crowd funding project! Want to help us cultivate community? We’re dead set on creating a super urban permaculture garden on the rooftop of 107 Redfern Street – a place that will be an amazing community … Continued

Bean Tipi Seeds – Who Wants Some?

September 10, 2014 | Gardening, Growing, Kitchen Garden, Urban Permaculture | 89 comments | Author:

Last year we had a rather great success with our Bean tipi – it flourished and also got a great workout as a cubby. And at the end of the season, of course, we got beans. Lots. So in the … Continued

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