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Milkwood in a (video) nutshell

July 29, 2013 | Courses + Workshops, Milkwood Farm, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 13 comments | Author:

So just what is Milkwood? Who are we? What do we do? And why do we do it? All the answers, in a  nutshell, are in this video… This summary of Milkwood was made last season during our forest garden … Continued


TEDx Carrot suitcase followup…

May 24, 2013 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden | 7 comments | Author:

Following up on to town, with a suitcase full of carrots, we thought you might like to see the video that was made about the TEDxSydney Crowd Farming project. This rather crazy project (though it doesn’t seem that crazy if … Continued


Making a Caterpillar Necklace

September 4, 2012 | Milkwood Farm | 9 comments | Author:

So we have these great fuzzy caterpillars in the forest garden who occasionally get together and go journeying in a long, fuzzy line. We happened to be in the forest garden during one such sojourn, and Nick decided to do … Continued


Generosity as a strategy for survival

April 5, 2012 | Cooking, Food, Harvesting, Off-Farm goings on, Small Farm Skills, Video | 16 comments | Author:

‘On The Anatomy Of Thrift: Harvest Day‘ is a video by Farmrun and Farmstead Meatsmith about honoring the the pig, the whole pig, and everything inside the pig. This is the next generation of charcuterie, done with respect for the animal … Continued


The transformative power of Permablitz

February 6, 2012 | Off-Farm goings on, Urban Permaculture | 5 comments | Author:

At the Permaculture Design Course we just finished in Sydney, Adam Grubb got everyone truly inspired about the power of Permablitz. A good permablitz is an valuable opportunity to participate in design, community, digging, growing and learning, all in one … Continued


2 weeks in the life of a Permaculture Design student (video)

January 30, 2012 | Courses + Workshops, Off-Farm goings on, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Video | 7 comments | Author:

So here we have it – two weeks of our recent urban Permaculture Design Certificate, in 160 seconds! And what an amazing two weeks of learning and thinking and designing and digging and tasting and doing it was… Over the … Continued


P-culture. Ya dig?

November 7, 2011 | Uncategorized | 4 comments | Author:

“Some call it permaculture, we prefer p-culture… ya dig? p-culture, starring the wonderful Miss Tasia Zalar, is a series of 10 segments designed to get youthful peeps actively involved in reducing their impact on the environment.” Great! Bring on the … Continued


Nick Ritar’s TEDx Canberra Talk: Two things you can do Every Day to save the world

October 31, 2011 | Humanure, Off-Farm goings on, Video | 20 comments | Author:

Recently Nick gave a talk at TEDx Canberra. He talked about stewarding nutrients, how we can solve the problem of peak phosphorous, and about how to grow the best cumquats ever. Yes, Nick was talking about why taking responsibility for … Continued


Permaculture Pioneers: Book review

August 16, 2011 | Off-Farm goings on, Publications | 5 comments | Author:

Permaculture Pioneers is a new book looking at the trajectory of permaculture in Australia from the 1970’s until right now. It’s an amazing and humbling read. And it’s launching in Sydney next week on August 25th, with David Holmgren presenting. … Continued


Yeomans and the art affair

August 1, 2011 | Art, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 8 comments | Author:

P.A.Yeomans was a visionary farmer who could read the Australian landscape in a way unheard of, before or since. He designed water into landscape and drought-proofed farms, designed a sub-soil Keyline Plow, and generally left a massive legacy of knowledge … Continued


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