Author Archives: Kirsten

artist, farmer, crisp-apple biter,
mammal, mother, lover, fighter.

Visiting: Autumn Farm, Bega

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While we were down Bega way at the South East Permaculture Convergence recently, Ashar and I got a chance to hang with my friend Annie at her family’s little patch of paradise, Autumn Farm.

Autumn Farm prettymuch sums up simple living, for me. A home grown, low impact, hand-made life. With a right livelihood to cover the essentials.

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Photos: Our Spring Intro to Market Gardening course

Intro to Market Gardening | Milkwood Permaculture, 13 Sep 2014.

Spring is for new beginnings, and new plans. And new gardens, too. And for learning – always learning.

This Spring was the first time we’d run an Intro to Organic Market Gardening course somewhere other than our own farm. New farms, new fields, new folks.  Continue reading

Natural Beekeeping Q&A in Katoomba

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Hey Blue Mountains crew! Just a note that Tim is squeezing in a morning’s Q&A on November 15th at Katoomba.

Like our city Q&A, this will be a great chance to ask those burning beekeeping questions you have AND meet other natural beekeepers and organise to swap knowledge, tools and skills amongst a local network of folks doing good things.

Details are here: Natural Beekeeping Q&A: Nov 15: Katoomba

Getting that Soil Up Top

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We did it! All of us! There’s nothing quite so awesome as when folks come together with a common goal. It’s the essence of people power.

Last Saturday, with the help of over 40 beautiful, hard working humans, we lifted 12 cubic meters of soil from the ground floor up to the 107 Rooftop Garden – with buckets, shovels, sweat and community.  Continue reading

Making: Brydie’s Sneaky Sourdough (easy Low Yeast Bread)

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It’s pretty hard to beat the smell of freshly baked bread at dawn…

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Join us for Soil Up Top day: Sat 27th Sept

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Hey Sydneysiders – who wants to help us get the Soil Up Top at the 107 Rooftop Garden this Saturday morning, bright and early?

This is a callout for fit and fabulous folk who are up for a morning of goodness, with celebrity visitors and a free lunch at the end. Can you come?  Continue reading

107 Rooftop Garden Build: The Gabions

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The 107 Rooftop Garden build is underway! And we’ve just finished the gabions that will form all the veggie bed surrounds, thanks to the hard and cheerful work of an awesome crew of pros and volunteers.

We’re now one step closer to creating a community resource and edible oasis in the city…  Continue reading

September to September

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What a difference a year makes.

This time last September we were in full swing producing rows and rows of asian greens, and this September, it’s all about the egg cartons…  Continue reading

Help Us Build the Best Rooftop Garden Ever?

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Hey it’s our first ever crowd funding project! Want to help us cultivate community?

We’re dead set on creating a super urban permaculture garden on the rooftop of 107 Redfern Street – a place that will be an amazing community resource.

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Bean Tipi Seeds – Who Wants Some?

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Last year we had a rather great success with our Bean tipi – it flourished and also got a great workout as a cubby. And at the end of the season, of course, we got beans. Lots.

So in the spirit of seed saving and paying it forward, we were thinking to pass on a bunch of our verified bean-tipi-capable scarlet runner + blue lake seeds. Would you like some?  Continue reading

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