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Home Made: 3 Bathtub Greywater System

Greywater is a fabulous, though often underused, household resource that should be used wherever possible. Here's a home made 3 bathtub greywater syst   Read More

Foraging + Eating Sea Lettuce: Ulva Lactuca

Eat your foraged greens, wherever they may be. Anyone for a seaside sandwich? Sea lettuce is easy to find and forage, and it’s packed with goodness.   Read More

Growing: Enokitake Mushrooms in the Currant Patch

Enokitake are a delicious wild mushroom that's a great addition to any food growing system, so we were excited to find them growing unannounced in the   Read More

Making Tempeh – as food, and village revitalisation

While I was travelling in Java recently on a design exchange, I became very good friends with Tempeh. We even learned to make it - village style. Ever   Read More

Natural Beekeeping: Beekeeping with Small Children

A backyard full of kids toys, chickens, veggies and bees is one kind of backyard that we love. Kids and bees, though. Can they happily co-habit? The a   Read More

Making Seaweed Fertilizer: with added Nettles, Comfrey and B

If you live near the coast, seaweed can be a fantastic resource to forage for fertilizing your garden. There's lots of easy ways to use it to increase   Read More