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5 ideas to kickstart your Urban Permaculture

November 11, 2013 | Gardening, Permaculture, Urban Permaculture | 4 comments | Author:

Think you’ve got no room to grow? Sure you do. If you have a bathroom, a kitchen bench or just an steely resolve, you’ve got what it takes for growing urban goodness… 


Urban Stingless Beehive: harvesting and splitting

October 18, 2013 | Beekeeping, Natural Beekeeping | 13 comments | Author:

Australian native stingless bees are similar to european honeybees in many ways, but they’re also very different, too. This week I was lucky enough to attend a harvest and a hive split of these amazing social insects, in a inner-city … Read More


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


Costa’s Verge Garden

June 30, 2012 | Gardening, Off-Farm goings on, Urban Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 5 comments | Author:

Following on from a whole street of verge gardens is another verge garden in Sydney that is using verge plantings as a great way of cultivating community. Costa and his verge needs little introduction, since his garden gets featured weekly … Read More


Part-Time PDC in Sydney starts 17th March

February 15, 2012 | Courses + Workshops | 0 comments | Author:

Just a note that we’re running a part-time Permaculture Design Course in Sydney that starts on the weekend of the 17th March. It’s in a one day a week format (you chose from Saturday or Sunday class, no class on … Read More


Two weeks of Urban Permaculture, in pictures…

January 13, 2012 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 2 comments | Author:

Right now Nick’s in the the middle of teaching Milkwood Permaculture’s annual summer Urban Permaculture Design Certificate in Sydney, which is always a fabulous two weeks. This year, we have the wonderful Cathy X as one of the students, and … Read More


Cross stitch permaculture

July 27, 2011 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Urban Permaculture | 9 comments | Author:

Our current permaculture design course in Sydney is producing a heap of exciting, creative and actually doable urban design, but not as you might know it. 40 urban folks have taken up paper and software, and also cross-stitch and dioramas … Read More


Aquaponics at Kimbriki EcoHouse

June 24, 2011 | Aquaponics, Courses + Workshops, Off-Farm goings on | 6 comments | Author:

Last weekend we ran an Aquaponics workshop in the middle of a landfill site. But a landfill site with a difference. Kimbriki is a strange little valley on the north shore of Sydney that is at once apocalyptic and regenerative. … Read More


A soggy but scintillating permablitz

June 20, 2011 | Courses + Workshops, Off-Farm goings on, Urban Permaculture | 2 comments | Author:

Last Monday we arrived at a soggy sports field early in the morning. We had a trailer-load of lucerne hay, 6 fejoa trees, masses of herbs and cuttings and one thing on our minds. Permablitz. Would anyone else show up … Read More


Come to our annual Sydney Permablitz!

June 6, 2011 | Community Projects, Off-Farm goings on | 3 comments | Author:

Join us for a fabulous day of digging, planting, learning and growing, with our annual Alexandria Park Permablitz! 10 – 4pm: Monday 13th June: Alexandria Park Community Garden, Alexandria, Sydney. Everyone is welcome, with light lunch and organic fruit provided. … Read More