Category Archives: Permaculture Design

Announcing our Summer Permaculture Design Course

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This January we’re going to be christening the 107 Rooftop Garden Workshop with a Permaculture Design Course held right in the center of Sydney.

As always, it will be two weeks of intensive permaculture design that will activate a new crew of students of all stripes with the skills and knowledge to be the change their communities need!  Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Visiting Kangaroo Valley Permaculture

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Kangaroo Valley is this rather special place where a thick mist rests, each morning, until about 10am. And then magically lifts, to reveal lush farmlands, rivers, creeks, and escarpment rainforest, all around.

Recently I went there to visit Kangaroo Valley Permaculture – an established permaculture homestead that is a bit of a  jewel within a jewel – a special place nestled in this magical valley…  Continue reading

Trying out the Hungry bin Wormfarm

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Is it possible to recycle 100% of a small family’s organic kitchen waste with just a simple, single worm farm? I’ve always wondered.

I’ve done 50% of our scraps easily – but the whole lot? That’s… a lot of scraps, in our house.

Well, it seems you can, if the design is right. We’ve been trialling a Hungry bin worm farm for a week or two now, and we’re darn impressed with the results. Continue reading

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