Think you’ve got no room to grow? Sure you do. If you have a bathroom, a kitchen bench or just an steely resolve, you’ve got what it takes for growing urban goodness…
Australian native stingless bees are similar to european honeybees in many ways, but they’re also very different, too. This week I was lucky enough to attend a harvest and a hive split of these amazing social insects, in a inner-city … Continued
Milkwood is extremely excited to announce that we’re presenting Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management, for a series of talks and seminars in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this coming August. Alongside our long-time collaborators Kym and Georgie of RegenAG, we’re … Continued
Following on from a whole street of verge gardens is another verge garden in Sydney that is using verge plantings as a great way of cultivating community. Costa and his verge needs little introduction, since his garden gets featured weekly … Continued
Just a note that we’re running a part-time Permaculture Design Course in Sydney that starts on the weekend of the 17th March. It’s in a one day a week format (you chose from Saturday or Sunday class, no class on … Continued
Right now Nick’s in the the middle of teaching Milkwood Permaculture’s annual summer Urban Permaculture Design Certificate in Sydney, which is always a fabulous two weeks. This year, we have the wonderful Cathy X as one of the students, and … Continued
Our current permaculture design course in Sydney is producing a heap of exciting, creative and actually doable urban design, but not as you might know it. 40 urban folks have taken up paper and software, and also cross-stitch and dioramas … Continued
Last weekend we ran an Aquaponics workshop in the middle of a landfill site. But a landfill site with a difference. Kimbriki is a strange little valley on the north shore of Sydney that is at once apocalyptic and regenerative. … Continued
Last Monday we arrived at a soggy sports field early in the morning. We had a trailer-load of lucerne hay, 6 fejoa trees, masses of herbs and cuttings and one thing on our minds. Permablitz. Would anyone else show up … Continued
Join us for a fabulous day of digging, planting, learning and growing, with our annual Alexandria Park Permablitz! 10 – 4pm: Monday 13th June: Alexandria Park Community Garden, Alexandria, Sydney. Everyone is welcome, with light lunch and organic fruit provided. … Continued
Aquaponics just might be the ultimate closed-loop food production system. A healthy aquaponics system can provide its lucky owner with fresh fish and fresh organic vegetables year round, for very little ongoing cost. Getting an aquaponics system set up, however, … Continued
Just a note that we are rip-roaring ready to go on our 'Introduction to Permaculture' courses, which will be held in Sydney, Mudgee and Kiama before Christmas 2007.
We're both really looking forward to cutting our teeth on teaching sustainable system design and getting whoever wants to learn worded up on the basics of Permaculture as it applies to the Australian environment.
The course also includes two days of great food and the inevitable sharing of information, making of connections, and the beginning of many conversations – all the good things in life, really…