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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 | 1 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


107 Rooftop SkyGardening 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


Happy Fish, Happy Harvest: Matt’s Aquaponics Adventures

April 20, 2015 | Animal Systems, Aquaponics, Design It, Grow It, Raise It, Urban Permaculture | 9 comments | Author:

What do you get when you cross a sustainable fisheries bloke with a Permaculture Design Course? An Aquaponics system enthusiast, advocate and entrepreneur, that’s what. Matt Spalding took our PDC last year and since then he’s been going gang-busters on … Continued


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


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


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