The other day I was making a belated breakfast for myself. As I was assembling this quick meal of picnic dregs, it struck me that two of the ingredients fitted into the ‘local, ethical and awesome’ category, and one did not. So I took a photo.
Hey look what just arrived at Milkwood Farm – permaculture playing cards! These are great. 52 cards jam-packed with interesting knowledge and a sprinkling of permaculture people profiles – I can’t wait to kick back in the shade next week with these.
The whole restaurant-with-added-market-garden is becoming a bit of a thing. And hooray for that. Most examples I’ve seen, however, are heavy on look-and-feel, but light on actual, really truly, garden-to-plate action. Not so with Harvest Cafe in Newrybar, just south of Byron Bay.
Like everyone else I know, we’ve been meaning to make one of these for years. And this was the Spring we finally got around to erecting the inaugural Milkwood bean tipi! Huzzah.
Due to my antennae being tuned to all things ferment related just now, I have become a little obsessed with the human microbiome. Because that’s what we all are, you see. A symbiotic community of microbes. There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are…
The article that stemmed from an interview that Jacq from Organic Gardener Magazine came and did with us in early Spring is finally out, in their December issue!
Ever wanted to start an urban micro-farm on that spare block at the end of your street? Check out this stunning example: Wagtail Urban Farm – a blooming spare-block in Adelaide. Living proof that growing on rented urban land can be a very good thing.
Stuff. Most of us have too much of it. We’re all aware of that. But with kids and relatives and dear friends in need of thanks… how do you get through Christmas without buying small mountains of not-really-needed things?
Yes that’s right, we’re all going fermenting with Sandor Katz next February. Join us for a rare chance to marinate in the stories, techniques and know-how of everything from kraut to kefirs to kombucha and back again, with the one and only Sandorkraut – we cannot wait!
Here’s three great books we’ve read recently on creating resilience and abundance on the small, down the side and round the back. They’re three very different books, and we rekon they’re all excellent resources to have on you Urban Permaculture bookshelf.
These are a great family project – it’s easy, happy, messy craft, with the bonus of ticking all your handmade, buy-nothing christmas boxes all at once. Excellent.
Here’s a funky little guide for getting started with DIY urban rainwater harvesting projects…
This Summer it happens that we’re involved in not one but two fabulous art exhibitions in Sydney! Namely The Yeoman’s Project at AGNSW and Yoko Ono’s WAR IS OVER (if you want it) at the MCA. Come and visit us!