The Harvest Basket

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in Blog, Gardening | One Comment

Real organic food, no labels, certification or packaging. It's a trust system & the custodians of this garden trust me. I record how much food I get from the garden. I only pick what I need. That is only what I can eat before the food dies. Eating fresh means harvesting more often, I like […]


Posted by on Nov 12, 2008 in Gardening | No Comments

Weeds are opportunistic plants that develop in disturbed environments. Their action can bring balance to the topsoil mining nutrients from below and making it available.

Dry Stone Wall Building

Posted by on Nov 12, 2008 in Gardening | 5 Comments

Our share is very sandy and prone to erosion. To slow the hill from creeping onto our driveway, and to provide a flat bed for planting we decided to build some permanent stone retaining walls.

Organic Gardening Training

Posted by on Nov 12, 2008 in Gardening | No Comments

Organic Gardening at the Permaforest Trust in Barkers Vale

Mulching Fruit Trees

Posted by on Nov 12, 2008 in Gardening | No Comments

There have been two large piles of woodchips at the front of Avalon for a few weeks. Slowly they have been shrinking. Today I joined in and collected two rubbish bins from other jobs around the block and made two trips filling them.

Compost Training

Posted by on Nov 12, 2008 in Gardening | No Comments

We constructed Four Compost piles to experiment with how the different variables manifested around the environment and what the effect was on the process. Also to gain experience and a feel for the art.

Working on our Beds

Posted by on May 16, 2008 in Gardening | 4 Comments

It’s been hard work getting our gardens ready for this season. We really want to increase our capacity to grow our own vegetables.

The Lemonade

Posted by on May 8, 2008 in Gardening | 4 Comments

There is a magical fruit called the lemonade. When they are in season we buy as many as we can find and eat them everyday until they disappear again.

Worm Farming.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2008 in Gardening, Life Support Systems | 2 Comments

Our worm farm is simple enough. It works to transform kitchen organics and paper that don’t go to the Guinea Pigs into a ready to go mix of humus and seeds from the foods that we like. Pumpkins flourish. I think the most important thing is that it is convenient to use. We have a […]