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Get ready: we’re presenting Allan Savory in August

June 6, 2013 | Courses + Workshops, Grazing, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 18 comments | Author:

Milkwood is extremely excited to announce that we’re presenting Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management, for a series of talks and seminars in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this coming August. Alongside our long-time collaborators Kym and Georgie of RegenAG, we’re … Read More


Soil Chromatography with Eugenio Gras

November 6, 2011 | Appropriate Technology, Biofertilizer, Courses + Workshops | 16 comments | Author:

Soil Chromatography is both incredibly beautiful and incredibly useful, all at once. It’s a way of assessing your soil for humus, minerals, microbiology and more. Best of all, you can do this soil assessment effectively at home – no need … Read More


Pasture Cropping Workshop Debrief

October 29, 2011 | Appropriate Technology, Courses + Workshops, Farming, Off-Farm goings on | 4 comments | Author:

Wow, what a day. Colin Seis in his element, explaining to 30+ folks why pasture cropping is such a big deal. Farmers, permaculturalists and agri-entreprenuers seemed to make up the bulk of the crowd. There’s a lot of interest in … Read More


Holistic Management at Milkwood

October 20, 2011 | Courses + Workshops | 0 comments | Author:

A quick note as I haven’t mentioned our upcoming Intro to Holistic Management course with Kirk Gadzia that starts on the 1st of November. >> Holistic Management with Kirk Gadzia: 1-3 November @ Milkwood Farm, NSW Having worked side by … Read More


Folks, This Aint Normal: Joel Salatin: Book Review

October 11, 2011 | Farming, Publications, Resources | 14 comments | Author:

So here we have it. Folks, this ain’t normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World. At last, after 7 self-published books on everything from ground-breaking poultry systems to inter-generational farming strategies, Joel Salatin has … Read More


Joel Salatin in Jamberoo

August 8, 2011 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, Off-Farm goings on | 10 comments | Author:

What do you get when you cram 200 people into a room with Joel Salatin to talk about awesome small-farming techniques that heal the land and create livelihoods at the same time? You get the shivers, that’s what! Or i … Read More


Joel Salatin returns to Australia

May 23, 2011 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, Off-Farm goings on | 9 comments | Author:

We were rather impressed with Joel Salatin when he came to Australia last year. So were one or two other people. Aside from being the most entertaining farmer that we’ve ever met, he’s really onto something. Multiple somethings, even. To … Read More


May all your carrots grow long and straight: a week with Joel Salatin

December 20, 2010 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, Off-Farm goings on | 29 comments | Author:

May all your carrots grow long and straight, may the foxes be struck blind by your chickens, may your customers love cooking your food in their kitchens, may the rains be gentle on your pastures, may your fields grow with … Read More


BioFertilizer Recipe #2: Lime Sulphur (Caldo Sulfocalcico)

November 2, 2010 | Biofertilizer | 16 comments | Author:

**Note: Please wear safety gear when making & using this mix as it is caustic to the skin. Ouch! Good for its intended purposes, though. Okay so this one is not strictly a fertilizer (like our Biofertilizer recipe #1), it’s … Read More


BioFertilizer Recipe #1

September 7, 2010 | Biofertilizer, Permaculture Techniques | 28 comments | Author:

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We’ve brewed up our very first batch of BioFertilizer at Milkwood! Our carefully collected, simple ingredients are all in a big vat next to the woolshed, fermenting merrily. In two months time, we should have 200 liters of concentrated fertility, ready to dilute and spread across Milkwood’s creekflat and ridge. Fingers crossed.