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
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.
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
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
Lyttleton Stores is a little piece of Blue Mountains magic, with community at its heart. A super inspiring example of what a small-town cooperative can be – local organic grocery, community gallery, kitchen, workshop space… you get excited the minute … Continued
Hooray, it’s feijoa season! Perfumed green fruits like no other, and the final harvest of our autumn. Here’s a few tips for growing, harvesting and eating them, including our favourite recipes. The feijoa is a smallish, evergreen tree that hails … Continued
Making great decisions. Who doesn’t want to learn how to do that? In our permaculture designs, in our families, our projects, and for ourselves on a deeply personal level. Enter Holistic Decision Making. Following on from hosting training in Holistic … Continued
This book is dangerous. In its essence, Retrosuburbia invites and inspires us all to stay right where we are. Turning our suburbs upside down, to make the world we want. No need to be moving to the country, to the … Continued
Want to design a better, earthier and more rewarding life with permaculture? Solutions-based thinking is not just for big design projects. Permaculture can also be used to improve the everyday, the little things, to create a happier you. Over the … Continued
When I was little, I was really into barnacles. Yes, actual barnacles – the ones on the rock shelf at low tide. I lived by the beach, so I visited them a lot. Most afternoons after school. I suspected that … Continued