Loving our new acreage in Capalaba. Converting it to certified organic and digging up loads of grass for vegie gardens & orchard. I'll be running all sorts of workshops from there starting August. See the events coming up on www.ecobotanica.com.au
Well, after all this time we have found a lovely acreage propoerty. That means that our home and garden in Wishart is on the market. Lots of people from the workshops and garden visits asked to be told if i ever sold the house, cos they'd love a ready made organic garden. Well, this is your chance.
Here is the link. The price is somewhat negotiable. You'll love 168 + different edible and useful plants in the garden with a whole vegie patch ready to harvest in the coming months. We…Continue
I heard on the ABC radio today that solar power has now fallen below the price of coal fired power generation to produce. Hooray, at last! In a country with bounteous sun, so it should be that way.
It got me to thinking about ways people have been capitalizing on the sun’s energy for millennia. One is for drying food to preserve abundance.
While in Bhutan a few years back, I marveled at the mountains of drying chilli peppers lining the rooftops. They also dried their yak…Continue
TUmeric naturally dies down in winter. It's deciduous perennial like ginger.
I have been bandicooting my tumeric since the leaves started to yellow, but it's after all the nutrition has been trasnferred fromthe leaves into the rhizomes that the flavour really intensifies and the rhizomes fatten up. They are the storage vessels for the next seasons growth, so the plant concentrates carbs in these storage vessels.
It's August now and the leaves have been completely…Continue
I'll be giving a special interactive library talk at Kenmore on the 29 April about recovering your flooded gardens. I am also offering half price garden visits for flood affected gardens at $88 per hour if you'd like a personalised garden consult.In the meantime, here is some more info for you...
Was your garden covered by a thick layer of smelly mud, washed into it by the recent floods? This info is intended to give you the…Continue
Added by Linda Brennan on February 2, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments
Hi All, a second posting the same as the on e on the forum so I hope it rreaches plenty of people. Pass the word too..
Mud glorious mud. We have had a lovely day in it today. How are you? Muddy too?
Isn’t it really heartening to see how people are putting in to help others during this flood? Today a couple of us were helping to resurrect the Jane St Community Garden in West End. Across the road businesses that had been submerged were a hive of activity with staff and volunteers…Continue
Added by Linda Brennan on January 14, 2011 at 22:01 — No Comments
Searching for sweetness and light
After a warm wet night, I tiptoe through our waking garden while it’s still damp with dew, peeking here and poking there, looking for raiders of the lost dark…Continue
I don't know about you but i just LOVE bookshops. We didn't seem to have bookshops growing up in the country as a kid. I did venture into the newsagents after school on many occasions though. They seemed to have most things you could ever want in there, including books. I also love the variety on Amazon. I've just had delivered Robert Kourik's wonderful reference book 'Designing…Continue
Added by Linda Brennan on October 11, 2010 at 16:44 — No Comments
Applying permaculture principles to the suburban sized block is possible and even fun.
Do you need some help or inspiration to get your suburban patch of permaculture and organic productive garden started or stimulate it to flourish?
Come along to the suburban permaculture workshops starting Saturday 31 July. Small group, different locations and plenty of good, sensible yet creative ways to have a permaculture oasis at your place.
Happy to have a chat and tell you more…Continue
I rather liked our old fence. It was really rustic looking and had timbers that reminded me of my grans place in Eltham Victoria- ancient as ever, a bit of intrigue and rough around the edges, yet still celebrating the life of a tree.…Continue
Added by Linda Brennan on June 20, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments
A meal prepared from scratch is rather special or even unusual for many families when both parents are working, kids are to be taken to sport and its so easy to nip into the supermarket and buy something quick to pop into the microwave.
We find that it's more satisfying…Continue