Dimboola Permaculture

A family’s passion to bring permaculture to the harshest of Victorian landscapes. A guest post by Dieter and Ilse from Dimboola. On the edge of the Wimmera region of Western Victoria in the heart of wheat and sheep country a family is going against the status quo to create a permaculture Eden. Ilse and I […]


how to improve poor soils for free

Forget the expensive wetting agents and don’t just chuck that poor soil out, even the driest, nutrient devoid soil is worth saving. Improve poor soils for free! This is exciting – a new backyard with a blank canvas of dry, lifeless, hydrophobic soil. You might think that sounds like a nightmare for a gardener, but […]


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 […]