Visiting Melliodora in a Dry Year

This place, Melliodora. A world renowned permaculture homestead, full of nut, fruit and forage trees, geese, goats, berries, vegetables, mudbrick homes and lives worth living. If you have studied, read or participated in any Permaculture-type doings and learnings in Australia, then you’ll be aware of the stellar home-scale permaculture demonstration site that is Melliodora, in…

The Weekly Round Up

Insect Hotel visitors, great (if somewhat odd) family Christmas bonding ideas, and why blue cheese will heal the world…. This week we’re splitting the difference, as some of us are chilling out and some of us are still hard at it. So we’ve got a selection of shake your tail feather, and big thinking reads. First up,…

All Good Cheese is Wild and Free

Reclaiming cheese sovereignty just might be the new frontier of reclaiming our home-made, from scratch and localised food economies. So how do we do it? By starting from scratch with our cheese, and understanding milk for the incredible ecosystem that it is, rather than treating milk as an inert holding medium for commercial cheesemaking cultures. If…

The Weekly Round Up

This week we’ve been planning vegetable extravaganzas for Christmas lunch (will they make it through the extended family filter? Time will tell) as well as considering some very good points about voluntary simplicity. So earlier this week we read a piece called The Troubling Trendiness with Poverty Appropriation and it created quite a few good conversations.…