Good Book: Dark Emu – rethinking Indigenous Australian Agriculture

Dark Emu is not a large book, but it packs a punch well above its weight. Prepare to have your understanding of Australia’s agricultural heritage re-wired completely. We’re definitely adding this to the required reading list for all our Permaculture + regenerative farming + growing courses. Bruce Pascoe, the author of Dark Emu, has with this…

Announcing: Urban Farming Masterclasses in Sydney + Melbourne

We are very excited to announce that in February 2016, Jean-Martin Fortier of ‘The Market Gardener’ and Curtis Stone of ‘The Urban Farmer’ are coming to Australia to help grow more farmers with good knowledge. These two farmers are both folks who we’ve been inspired by for some years now – they’re both at the top…

Permaculture Design: The Patch From Scratch, Sydney

So how do you design a patch from scratch with Permaculture Design? Here’s a breakdown of the backyard permaculture design Nick did for Organic Gardener Magazine’s ‘Patch From Scratch’ project. There’s not many things more iconic that the Aussie suburban backyard – hills hoist, kids under the sprinkler… But do you know what’s even better?…

5 Bush Tucker Plants for Your Small Garden

Planting some bush tucker plants is a great way to increase diversity and resilience. Here’s some tasty, compact suggestions for bush tucker gardening on the small. The Australian continent is full of unique indigenous food plants that look and taste entirely unlike anything else you’ll typically see growing in an everyday edible urban garden, with its carrots…

New Books: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking + The Community Scale Permaculture Farm

Two different books with the same ethos are on our coffee table at the moment: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking + The Community Scale Permaculture Farm. They’re both books written by passionate doers who have gone against the flow and done things their way, with stellar results. Food for the mind and soul. With bonus…