Author Archives: Kirsten

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

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

The Price We Pay

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Since we left the farm, our attitude to meat has shifted. Out of necessity, mostly.

No more chest freezers full of home raised + slaughtered pigs + lamb, no dispatching + plucking of ducks or chickens, no random haunches of feral venison, home cured bacon or roadkill kangaroo backstrap.  Continue reading

What are your 5 Favourite Tomato Varieties?

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Hello Spring! It’s nearly tomato growing season. Have you planted your precious seeds in a sunny spot already?

Just incase you’re still in the process of getting to it, or wondering what to plant this year, we thought we’d share our five favourite varieties…  Continue reading

The Weekday Farmers Market as Community Activator

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The first time I heard the idea of a weekend farmers market criticised by a prominent local food advocate, I was a little shocked.

The second time, it made me think. And now… Continue reading

Gary’s Bucket Culture: Mushroom Cultivation Stories

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Growing mushrooms in stackable buckets is an excellent space-saving cultivation technique, and perfect for anyone with limited space to get growing.

Gary did our Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation course in March, and since then he’s ramped up to an impressive little DIY mushroom bucket cultivation setup… Continue reading

Time is All We Have

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Recently I was at a friend’s beautiful little off-grid house, and it was wash-up time.

Time to boil the kettle, get the big bowl and stand out at the table in the evening air, watching the sun set over the valley. That’s wash up time, at Autumn Farm.  Continue reading

In which We Get Planting…

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The kitchen garden is an essential part of any life lived in a house with a yard, in my opinion.

I love the small cycles it brings us closer to with the ebb and flow of growth, flower and fruit. The dry and the wet. And the crunch of harvest.

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Would you like to win a Patch from Scratch?

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So this is exciting – we’re teaming up with Organic Gardener Magazine to offer a Permaculture Garden Makeover for one lucky duck – who wants in?

The competition is Australia wide and entries close 30th September, so get writing on your entries, people! So much goodness in this one…  Continue reading

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