Balcony Dreaming

This Sunday 2pm til 4.30pm we are designing a Balcony as a place to cook, eat and relax and have a little food forest. The Main Focus will be: Touring some of the urban permaculture food options: Integrated Wicking pots, Glass-Table Greenhouse, Rocket Kettle, Solar Oven, Indoor Worm Farm, Terrariums with edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, bird-cage gardens, Food plants that grow in the shade including Bush Tucker. Element Analysis with the aid of our newly developed element-analysis guides, honing the craft of creating meaningful and functional links between the elements. Exploring Sectors and building better use of Zoning in our …

Our Kombucha Recipe

As part of our preparations for this Sunday’s permaculture class we are making some Kombucha Kits. We grow our own Green Tea Leaves and the Kombucha and Jun love it. Last year we ran a class with Ella teaching us how to make Kombucha and amazing Sauerkraut with Old Kombucha mothers. Our Jun and Kombucha love home-grown tea leaves. Taste our home-grown tea and home-grown sugarcane. The honey is from our neighour, we make Jun and Kombucha. Thanks to our previous workshop on Kombucha we have a recipe and starter SCOBY to share.  (take home own recipe and SCOBY). We …

Permaculture Fundamentals – Skills Intensive

Live It Up For A Day On June 17th we are running a full day of practicals about Permaculture Fundamentals. A big part of the day’s fun is about what you can do in your kitchen (or an outdoor kitchen). Winter is a great time to sit and think, especially in front of a fire. This is a great time to evaluate ways to save money and tread a gentle footprint. Let us show you how to get extra perks such as reducing the toxins in your home, building community and connecting your family with nature. Sunday the 17th June …

Practice Your Design Skills

Last month was the great Permaculture Convergence in Canberra with Costa and many other happy folk. A lot of permaculture design thinkers got together to explore new tracks to pioneer. There were a number of people wanting help to hone their design skills. Design is the core feature of Permaculture. Design is what makes permaculture different from any other gardening or lifestyle practice. We are really keen to help others think about design. Thinking before doing or buying can save a lot of tears and energy. The late Bill Mollison used to argue that a second rate permaculture design is …

Grand Tour Tickets Now Closed

We are looking forward to documenting the varied responses of permaculture elders to a ‘personal energy descent’ (as Janet Millington calls it) and their ideas for adaptions to climate change. Our hosts of this amazing range of sites are keen and and our tour is powering – full steam ahead. We will enjoy our rare glimpse into the private permaculture gardens of artists and activists. We will also enjoy the hearty and political conversations from our hosts and other tour members. Grabbing Chances We knew that this tour may be the last chance to meet key permaculture elders on their …