Author Archives: Kirsten

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

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

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

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