Top bar beekeeping is a perfect solution for anyone who wants to keep one or two hives in their backyard for pollination. It is a way of keeping bees which I believe is more bee focused rather than…
Keeping meat rabbits as a sustainable way to grow your own chemical free, ethically raised meat is a real option for many urban people .Today more and more people are returning to the older days whe…
Spring Seed Swap September 27th Saturday From 1pm -3pm AT THE USUAL VENUE- 7 Oaks School Cnr of Hassels Lane and York St, Opawa Bring along seeds to swap as we…
Organized by southern seed exchange | Type: seed-swap
Presented by Melissa Gunn, this taster course introduces the ins and outs of urban bee-keeping for the beginner. The course is over 3 Sundays (12 Oct, 19 Oct and 2 Nov, 10am-12midday) with the final…
Chicken-raising guru and founder of ‘Backyard Chooks’, Heather Lowrie, gives the low-down on keeping your own chickens in this comprehensive 2 hour class. Topics covered: chicken breeds, anatomy, l…
Well, we have finally moved, and I have a Lot more room to play with. Half an acre, in fact.
While we were still house hunting I started watching videos about permaculture orchards and gardens on Youtube and stumbled across a new idea (well, new to me) called 'Food Forests'. The idea is, instead of planting fruit trees with grass or maybe a herbal ley underneath, you plant all the layers you find in a forest: tall trees, short trees, shrubs, vines, ground cover, root crops. You also…Continue
Posted by Sarah Walsh on September 20, 2014 at 2:49pm
Have dug in the sheet composted coffee grounds and grass clippings. I think it makes a better veggie bed combining the organic matter with the topsoil although no-dig purists may disapprove. Have planted out a lot of self sown corn and lettuce seedlings and mixed the corn with broad beans. Need to add squash for the Mexican triumvirate. The whole site is covered in weeds now and we are finally getting some mandarins, lemons, limes and oranges.
Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on July 2, 2014 at 9:42pm