A little bit of news from us – we are moving to Tasmania! Off to the southern wilds… We have been at Melliodora in central Victoria for three years now, and we have learned so much from this beautiful place, … Continued
In the wake of Australia’s recent election, many around us have been asking ‘what can we do now’? It’s time to research, act and organise as a community, my friends. With good books for troubled times. Since our recent election … Continued
We have a new book! Easy Peasy: Gardening for Kids is a do-it-yourself book for small people to explore the natural world around them, and grow and eat it, too.
If you forage just one thing from the wilds (or your backyard) each year, please let it be elderberry. Free medicine, wine and dessert vinegar could all be yours. Such an incredible plant! The Elder Native to most of Europe … Continued
Keen to make 2019 the year you finally start keeping bees? Growing mushrooms? Begin your garden? Or even start growing as a livelihood? Here you go, friend.
Looking for something to do these holidays? Why not get to know your local seaweeds! With our free kids seaweed guide – from us, to you.
Looking back, I obviously should have gathered a lot more seaweed last winter – to feed the curious, the enthused and the yet-to be convinced who all came to our many book talks in spring. But I was in a … Continued
It’s elderflower season, finally! The gullies + back lanes around our town are awash with their splashes of lacy whiteness, and all the goodness they bring. Starting with wild elderflower soda, our family’s favourite. And there’s so many other uses, … Continued
Beeswax is one of our favourite gifts from the hive – and perfect for making your own beeswax wraps. At this gifting time of year, no-waste, home made presents make all the sense in the world – so here’s how … Continued
The food is all around us. It’s under our feet, along the path edges and next to the highway. It’s in the sand dunes, all over our favourite park and down nearly every back lane. There’s food out the back … Continued
Growing great tomatoes is a skill available to just about anyone. But there are a few tricks to getting things right, including the planting out stage. So grab your tomato seedlings, sit down and do a bit of planning before … Continued
Chapter three in Milkwood is all about Natural Beekeeping, and how you can use a principles-based approach to keep bees at home, safe and well, in a range of hive designs. But why natural beekeeping? Why not just keep bees in … Continued
Wildwood tea is, in its essence, as individual and as unique as each household that makes it. It’s an expression of place, in a teapot. A warm hug, from the woods where you live – and from all four of … Continued