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Micro Forest Garden – installation

November 30, 2012 | Forest Gardening | 2 comments | Author:

Following on from designing a microforest garden recently, it was time to realise the design! Harris led the charge, helped by forest garden interns Minoru and Kelly, as well as all the students of the forest garden design course. This … Read More


Making DIY steps down the side of the forest garden

July 8, 2012 | Forest Gardening, Milkwood Farm, Permaculture Design | 5 comments | Author:

It’s pretty amazing what a bunch of logs, a lot of gumption, some wheelbarrows and a couple of days digging can do. What was once a slippery slope becomes a lovely place to be – what a huge difference a … Read More


Milkwood Forest Garden Plantathon!

September 14, 2011 | Community Projects, Forest Gardening | 6 comments | Author:

There is nothing so joyful as a large group of people coming together to plant currants. Especially when they’re doing it in a forest garden, early in Spring, when the peaches and wattles are flowering madly and the sap is … Read More


Our forest garden design: the future is forested and foodlike

July 29, 2011 | Forest Gardening, Permaculture Design | 21 comments | Author:

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been cooking up a re-design of our top food forest with Harris. Once we move into our tinyhouse, this food forest will be right outside our back door. So we want to get … Read More


Food forest design time

July 18, 2011 | Forest Gardening, Permaculture Design | 4 comments | Author:

The main food forest at Milkwood Farm sits above our tinyhouse, in a sheltered, east-facing, sloping paddock, with lots of rocky bits and a sprinkling of useful trees. Not for much longer though. We’re determined to fast-track it into an … Read More


A Forest Garden Year: DVD review

July 4, 2011 | Forest Gardening, Publications | 9 comments | Author:

Martin Crawford’s forest garden in Devon might not be in a biosphere anything like the climate at Milkwood Farm, but it’s a project that’s been an inspiration to me for a while, nonetheless. Martin’s forest garden is a poem of … Read More


Design for Life: the Food Forest DVD

April 13, 2011 | Publications, Video | 9 comments | Author:

I desperately want to be Annemarie and Graham Brookman. Not right away – maybe about 30 years from now. By that time I want to be sitting back and recounting our successful adventure of transforming our land from an exposed … Read More


Visiting the Marrickville Food Forest

March 7, 2011 | Courses + Workshops, Forest Gardening, Off-Farm goings on, Permaculture Techniques, Urban Permaculture | 12 comments | Author:

Deep in the heart of Marrickville, in a little street of workers cottages, right under the flight path to Sydney International Airport, there is a food forest. A splendid wrangle of Australian rainforest food trees, sugar cane, herbs from all … Read More