The Permaculture and Energy Crisis Link

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Green Lifestyle Hall of Fame winner last year, David Holmgren, explains how permaculture was born from the energy crisis.


Bee Wrangling

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Katrina Lezaic finds out how to start your own beehive in a very steep learning curve, and shares the mistakes she made along the way so you can avoid them.

Small Farms Conference

Farmstyle 2013 Small Farms Conference

Saturday 10 August - Sunday 11th August, 2013
The Farmstyle 'road map to successful small farming and country living' conference is perfect for anyone who lives on a small farm, or is considering making the move. This conference provides specialised small farm advice that covers many aspects of owning a small farm, from the do's and don'ts of purchasing a farm all the way to organics, and it even covers being part of a small rural community!

Where: University of Western Sydney's Richmond campus, NSW.
When: 10-11 August, 2013
Cost: From $150.
Click here for more information.

Milkwood Permaculture tiny house

The tiny house

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar from Milkwood Permaculture have created a tiny house with a huge message!

Permaculture courses

Permaculture Design Courses

November 2012, January, February, March 2013

Want to learn how to design sustainable systems to your home, garden, or community?
Milkwood Farm, located in Central West NSW, has courses that will enable you to create a sustainable future for you and your family.

Over two weeks you will engage in practical workshops, site visits, theory and extensive design workshops. The courses will provide both urban and rural examples, and so whether you are from the country or the city, this course will enable you to apply energy conservation, food production systems and nutrient cycling in your community.

Where: Milkwood Farm, Mudgee, NSW
When: 11th-26th November 2012, 6th-19th January 2012, 24th February-9th March 2013
Cost: $2,200 pp if booking individually, discounts apply to those booking in a group
Click here for more information.

Permaculture: A designers’ manual

Permaculture: A designers’ manual

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The grower's bible.


The green republic of Cuba

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Cuba may not be well known as an eco-travel destination, but its eco-credentials, like its musicians & cigars, are first class.


How to: make a bug box

Monday, 13 August 2012

True garden lovers know that not all insects are bad, and in fact many bugs eat the plant killers. Here’s an easy way to build a snug home to attract beneficial insects to your garden.

gordon williams

Solar Food Drier Workshop

June 30, 2012

Wish you could preserve your own fruit and veggies to make them last even longer? Then join carpenter and permaculture designer Gordon Williams in his workshop on how you can make your own solar food drier at home. It's the last of the series of Growing Local Urban Permaculture workshops so don't miss out!

Where: 6 Browns Avenue, Enmore, Sydney, NSW.
When: 10AM - 2PM, Saturday June 30, 2012.
Cost: $50 plus booking fee.
Email for more information or click here.


Lady killers

Monday, 27 February 2012

The ladybug is a natural predator that’s a welcome helper in any garden.

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