Surviving The Frost

Where I live we received our first frost about a week ago. Our climate is warming and this year our first frost of the season came about 1 month later…

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Hugelkulture Garden Bed
Hugelkultur structure

Hugelkulture Garden Bed

Down the back of my yard there was an ugly pile of old rotting stumps and logs. They had been waiting patiently for me to make a hugelkultur garden bed…

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Instant Edible Garden

Well, maybe it isn’t exactly “instant” but there are plenty of things you can do today to put fresh produce on the table within a very short time. With the…

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Planting Multiple Trees in one Hole
My two apple trees grown from seed showing how close they are planted

Planting Multiple Trees in one Hole

About 2 years ago I went to get some fruit trees from Engall’s Nursery at Dural. I targeted Engall’s (rather than one of my more local nurseries) not just for…

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February 2020 PermaBlitz

What an inspirational permablitz we had last weekend! Permaculture Sydney West descended upon the Bidwill Campus of Chifley College in their droves to work at the school farm. The farm…

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Building a New Chicken Home
Chicken coop and run

Building a New Chicken Home

I know many of you have been affected by the severe weather we have had in NSW over the previous months. I myself have not come through unscathed. We evacuated…

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