Building community

Big thanks to the volunteers and Nola for her amazing photos from the day! The food forest has flushed green after a harsh summer that stripped the ground bare. The survivors: those born hardy or who retreated to the shadows of apple trees. It was clear that we hadn’t quite gotten the balance right in […]


urban permaculture

It’s been six months since we had to say goodbye to our old house and garden. It’s sad to lose all that productive space, anyone who has bought or built up beautiful new soil will know how it feels, but I guess the positive is that it has really driven me to pour my heart […]


How to build good habits

how to build good habits … instead of making then breaking new year’s resolutions. RRecently we had some shocking heath news in our family and like an icy bucket of water to the head I was reminded that life is too precious to waste. Don’t we all have dreams, a desire to give our life […]


moving garden

say goodbye to the old life, losing something but gaining more A clunking trailer bouncing: chicken coop, couches and a mobile garden over speed humps. There was something delightfully outlandish about our arrival at our new home, chook in the boot, we were the Beverly Hill Billies of Flemington (alas no rocking chair grandma on […]


st erth

Sometimes inspiration is best digestested through the eyes. Follow me through the garden of St Erth. Hidden in the heart of the dusty, dry Blackwood bushland, there is a lush garden oasis. Our last visit was made all the more surreal because the surrounding bush was crackling with ‘planned burns’, smoke wreathing the town below. […]


25 edibles that survive utter neglect

Who said the greatest hunger a person has is to be needed? When it comes to gardening I’d consider it the height of success if I’ve designed myself out of the system completely. No watering, no propagating, just eating! After 6 months of neglect: a boiling February, an unseasonably hot autumn and a cheerless winter; […]