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Designing the Warré Apiary at Milkwood Farm

June 17, 2012 | Beekeeping, Natural Beekeeping, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 5 comments | Author:

Designing the Warré honeybee apiary at Milkwood Farm has taken some protracted thought and planning. As well as designing for bee health, we’re also designing for educational access and best-practice Warré beekeeping, on a slightly tricky site. The site selected … Continued


New Market Garden Internships at Milkwood Farm

June 11, 2012 | Education, Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden | 3 comments | Author:

Market Garden internship applications for Milkwood Farm for our upcoming season are open! And apps for the first internship close on 25th June. Please read and pass this info along to whoever you think might be up for the challenge. … Continued


The week that was: broadbeans, honeycomb, and a touch of garlic

December 11, 2011 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden, Milkwood Farm | 5 comments | Author:

We just capped off a massive week at Milkwood Farm – running our last on-farm course till next year, farewelling 6 interns, harvesting honey and braiding garlic. Summer seems determined to skip us this year. It’s now December and we’re … Continued


Zuni bowls full of water, and farewelling interns

December 7, 2011 | Milkwood Farm | 2 comments | Author:

Six weeks after constructing some zuni bowls as part of our watershed restoration, our structures are full of water for the first time! Exciting to see.


Secret Valley Adventures on a Hot Afternoon

November 20, 2011 | Milkwood Farm, Uncategorized | 1 comments | Author:

A hot day. A secret valley. A high hill. A shady billabong. And a whole afternoon, stretching out before us. Sometimes, you just gotta get off the farm. And go somewhere just over the ridge where the landscape rolls in … Continued


Making a Zuni Bowl: Let the Water do the Work

November 4, 2011 | Permaculture Techniques, Resources, Watershed Restoration | 27 comments | Author:

A zuni bowl is a riparian restoration technique involving rocks, water, biology and time. It’s a great way of dealing with a small headcut (or erosion which is about to become a headcut) in order to prevent that headcut continuing … Continued


Rocket Stove Water Heater Redux

October 28, 2011 | Appropriate Technology, Cook It, Design It, Permaculture, Rocket Stoves | 58 comments | Author:

Rocket stoves are awesome, experimental, and a knowledge stream in flux. Or ours is, at any rate. Our rocket stove water heater has been doing its thing for nearly 3 years now, so we decided to take it apart and … Continued


Top tank overflow: design + implementation

October 24, 2011 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Water Harvesting + Reuse | 5 comments | Author:

On occasion, our two big water tanks at the very top of Milkwood Farm overflow. What to do with the intermittent extra water? It’s too precious to just drain away. Time to design a water catchment and planting plan to … Continued


Summer/Autumn 2012 Permaculture Internships: Open Call

October 17, 2011 | Courses + Workshops | 2 comments | Author:

Want to come and get your hands dirty while skilling-up for a future in permaculture and regenerative agriculture? Our next intern program might be just the ticket! >> Summer/Autumn internships: 25 Jan – 18 Apr 2012 at Milkwood Farm Big … Continued


Milkwood Apiary Design Brainstorm

October 13, 2011 | Beekeeping, Natural Beekeeping, Uncategorized | 4 comments | Author:

We’ve all been a bit in love with bees around here, ever since we met Tim Malfroy. Actually I liked bees before that, but Tim got us seriously hooked. We’re now aiming to create a truly fabulous Warré apiary at … Continued


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