Category Archives: Urban Permaculture

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

Permaculture Futures: Green Up Top

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Next in our lineup of Permaculture Design Course grads are Michael Zagoridis and Emma Bowen from Green Up Top – a social enterprise dedicated to farming pockets of Sydney’s inner-urban suburbs.

Zag went on to do a market gardening internship with us at our farm, and these days, there’s no stopping these two pocket rockets of goodness!  Continue reading

Researching: DIY vertical garden ideas that actually look good

 

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One of the wonderful things about permaculture design is that with every new project comes a new challenge and the search for a great solution that ticks all the boxes.

That’s where we are at the moment.  Continue reading

So here we are…

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All moved in to our little rental house. The pantry is full of Mudgee passata, large baskets of last seasons’ potatoes, and the remains of the garlic harvest.

The walls are faintly pink, the decor somewhat questionable and the rainwater (currently) gets piped off to god-knows where. There is a lemon tree, and a back fence. And a plan…  Continue reading

Permaculture futures: Urban GreenSpace

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Most of us know all too well that our cities could do with more green space.

Adding flora to our concrete jungles has proven to bring huge benefits to our physical health by lowering overall temperatures, reducing pollution, and buffering noise.

Green Space is also super for our mental health – creating space where communities can be strengthened, and anxieties are lowered.  Continue reading

Farming Edible Insects (Hello, Zero-footprint Protein)

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Protein can be a wee point of contention sometimes. Talk to most about food production and our environment and you are likely to come across the discussion of meat.

As you no doubt know, much of the animal protein we eat produced in Australia is responsible for the use of exorbitant amounts of water, and not-so-great levels of methane emissions.

And then there’s a very big humane argument to be had…  Continue reading

Permaculture futures: Seed Harvest Spoon

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For many people, doing a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) can be a life-changer – whether it’s opening your eyes to a new way of seeing, living or doing, or giving you the confidence to go out and do those things.

Quite a few of our lovely PDC students end up heading on different career trajectories after doing their course, and with a whole lot of great stories to tell, we’re starting a new blog series called Permaculture Futures!

We’ll be chatting to some ex-students who have gone on to do some pretty damn inspiring things. First up – Seed Harvest Spoon.

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