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Learn the Art of Masonry

Join us for three fun-filled, information-packed and hands-on workshops learning the skills of masonry floors, walls and garden edging. For the beginner there’s a 1-day introductory workshop learning the basics of the tools, materials and techniques. Then dive... read more

New Milestones for sustainable Lismore

Lismore City Council has achieved significant milestones in its ambition to be a model of sustainability. Two key areas of recent success are in recycling and recovery initiatives for waste reduction, and in energy efficiency. In November 2014, Lismore became the... read more

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Water-saving Wicking Bed

Wicking beds are raised garden beds with a water reservoir at the base made from pond liner filled with rocks and gravel. Moisture wicks up through the soil to feed the plant roots, thus little is lost to evaporation and plants are encouraged to send their roots down... read more

Divestment – Money As A Force For Good

Jaydon Inott, after making numerous eco-sensitive lifestyle changes, realised the institutions handling his money were bankrolling the very systems causing the problems. He decided to divest from destruction with a simple 4-step process and join the global movement... read more

Treating Bamboo Using Transpiration

Ever gone to the effort of harvesting and making beautiful things with bamboo just to see it crumble away with a borer insect infestation? Many great building and crafting bamboo varieties are exceptionally vulnerable to being eaten out by the Powder Post Beetle... read more

Fun foraging frenzy

Well, you’ve not heard much from me since my wee secretary went ‘ome to Sco’land. She was a bonny lass and we miss her. And so many exciting things been happening here at the gardens, like Costa’s visit and the bamboo harvest and the arrival of a bunch of wee baby... read more

Polly Kulcha

After a couple of weeks just chilling out and getting ready for the PDC (Permaculture Design Course), it’s all go here, the course has started. I watched as people started to arrive and wow, there was 20 people that  I counted. There was a few of them come over... read more

Juicy Banana trunk slices from the Fruit Forest

I got the best treat ever, Banana Stem Slices. These slices are probably my favourite treats. I watched the team as they chatted about getting the machetes to harvest the Bananas from a big Banana plant in the Fruit Forest. The Banana stems are quite wide, and juicy... read more

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Permaculture in China-2014

Robyn Francis reports from teaching a PDC in Shenzhen, China, October 2014 It’s a concrete jungle here in Shenzhen, development on steroids, endless high rise towers at all stages of construction and occupation. Freeways, the persistent hum and honking of traffic and...

Water-saving Wicking Bed

Wicking beds are raised garden beds with a water reservoir at the base made from pond liner filled with rocks and gravel. Moisture wicks up through the soil to feed the plant roots, thus little is lost to evaporation and plants are encouraged to send their roots down...

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