Simple Steps to a Better Tomorrow

It was a winter Permaculture festival at Djanbung Gardens, with over 100 people showing up to our annual open day event.  With a cornucopia of fresh produce and tropical tubers for sale, free permaculture workshops given by students and professionals alike and a great...

Permablitz – Part II

Permablitz in my rental backyard – Part II BatCastle garden after just 8 weeks Much has happened in the BatCastle backyard since we last checked in. The greens are all exploding from their place in the keyhole bed, the beanstalks are reaching fairytale...

My Internship 2010

My Internship at Djanbung Gardens 2010 – international student Over a cup of coffee in India, I found my recommendation to study permaculture with Robyn Francis.   it came from an accomplished permaculturist who had spent the last twenty years working with...

Make your own Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial… YUM! It went down a treat at the End of PDC Celebration Pot-luck at Djanbung last week… you all asked for the recipe, so here it is! Ingredients:  20 Heads of Elderflowers 1 or 2 sliced lemons 1 or 2 sliced oranges 2tbsp citric...

Permablitz 1

Permablitz in my rental backyard! It’s official! You don’t need to own your own home to grow your own food. All it takes is a few square metres of a suburban back yard, and you’ll be feasting in no time!   We finally satisfied a bit of our gardening...

Low Tech Refrigeration

Low Tech Refrigeration Solutions – The Coolgardie Safe & Zeer Pot Ever wondered how you’d keep your food fresh if your fridge were to suddenly pack it in? What if your power bill became so ridiculously high, you could only afford to use your fridge as a...

CSG in OUR Bioregion

Update on Coal Seam Gas Mining Situation in OUR Bioregion   This is serious… we’re going to have to bring in the big guns to defeat this evil nemesis… where is Superman when you need him!?   It’s just like something out of a movie… good...

Art, Activism and Permaculture

The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, known for instigating the famous bicycle protest at Copenhagen, explain how permaculture influences their approach to activism and civil disobedience – this interview with the Laboratory’s co-founders Isa...

Recycled Bottle Herb Spiral

Recycled Bottle Herb Spiral Hilary Wilson explains how to build a simple herb spiral using recycled bottles.   This two-story spiral is above ground level over an established lawn and old tree stump on the northeast side of a house – just outside the kitchen, of...

Natural Dyes From Your Own Backyard

Natural Dye Workshop at Djangbung Gardens “Natural dying is one skill that is easy, at little cost and is a fun method of recycling and renewing.”   Earlier this year I teamed up with Janelle (teacher at Djangbung) to research and produce natural Dyes that...