Good Life Permaculture Blog

This is where we share stories about gardening, goats, climate action and hints and tricks to help everyone live the good life! Search our extensive archive, use the categories below or simply have a relaxing browse with a cuppa…

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Outgrow The Status Quo

Outgrow The Status Quo

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A tea towel to remind us how great and world-changing we can be. Inspired by American artists The Farwoods and Permaculture’s three ethics, this towel highlights some of the key ingredients to living our best lives.

You’ll also notice some people’s names included – these are just a few of the people that inspire me to be more and do more. People who have outgrown the status quo (in the past and present) to help move us forward collectively for the better. Please know that there are *many* more people I would love to include – such as Cathy Freeman, Wangari Maathai, Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Luther King and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez to name just a few.  People I have included are:

  • Jacinda Ardern – New Zealand’s Prime Minister (at the time of writing). If you look very closely you’ll notice Jacinda’s name is misspelt on the tea towel. But fear not, this has since been fixed (promise), but I’m yet to take a fresh photo :-).  
  • Tarana Burke – Founder of the Me Too movement
  • Malala Yousafzai – Activist for female education and youngest Nobel Prize laureate
  • Eddie Koiki Mabo – Torres Strait Islander who lead the campaign for First Nations land rights in Australia.
  • Jane Goodall – Primatologist, conservation leader and anthropologist.
  • Rosa Parks – Civil rights activist
  • Greta Thunberg – Climate activist
  • Adam Goodes – A champion AFL athlete and indigenous leader

About the tea towels

  • Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • These tea towels are Australian Certified Organic, climate friendly and are also certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), ensuring ethical working conditions.
  • Refund Policy: We ensure your items are packaged safely and easy to track, therefore we don’t provide refunds. But please get in touch as we want you to be happy!
Flowers for the Honey Bee!

Flowers for the Honey Bee!

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Not your average tea towel! Inspired by practical organic gardening and permaculture techniques, this tea towel provides information on some flowers you can plant to provide food for the honey bee.

Depending on where you live in the world the list of flowers you choose will vary. The flowers we’ve listed are relevant to temperate/cool temperate climates and of course there are *lots* more plants to choose from as well. Talk to your local bee club to make sure you’re not planting a noxious weed and to find out about native, non-invasive plants for your region. You can also read a bit more about flowers for bees on our blog here: https://goodlifepermaculture.com.au/flowers-attract-bees-garden/

* Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.

  • Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • These tea towels are Australian Certified Organic, climate friendly and are also certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), ensuring ethical working conditions.
  • Refund Policy: We ensure your items are packaged safely and easy to track, therefore we don’t provide refunds. But please get in touch as we want you to be happy!
How To Prune A Fruit Tree

How To Prune A Fruit Tree

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Inspired by practical organic gardening and permaculture techniques, this tea towel provides information on how to prune your fruit trees to a vase shape. A shape which can give the highest yield possible from one tree. The simple illustrations are clear and easy to follow, ensuring anyone can have success.

Of course, it’s not only educational, it’s also beautiful and useful; so multi-functional (how permaculture).

We love creating art that educates and inspires people, and love it even more when it does a practical service, even if it is drying the dishes or wrapping warm scones – we still think that’s a pretty important job.

  • Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • These tea towels are Australian Certified Organic, climate friendly and are also certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), ensuring ethical working conditions.
  • Refund Policy: We ensure your items are packaged safely and easy to track, therefore we don’t provide refunds. But please get in touch as we want you to be happy!
Happy, Healthy Chickens

Happy, Healthy Chickens

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Not your average tea towel!

Inspired by practical organic gardening and permaculture techniques, this tea towel provides information on how to keep your chickens happy and healthy using plants you can grow *and* how to design chicken systems where plants are integrated easily into their lives to ensure maximum health.

They’re not only educational, they’re also beautiful and useful; so multi-functional (how permaculture).

We love creating art that educates and inspires people, and love it even more when it does a practical service, even if it is drying the dishes or wrapping warm scones – we still think that’s a pretty important job.

* Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.

  • Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • These tea towels are Australian Certified Organic, climate friendly and are also certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), ensuring ethical working conditions.
  • Refund Policy: We ensure your items are packaged safely and easy to track, therefore we don’t provide refunds. But please get in touch as we want you to be happy!
Compost = Life & Love

Compost = Life & Love

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Not your average tea towel! Inspired by practical organic gardening and permaculture techniques, this tea towel provides information on a range of small and large composting methods for the keen gardener.

We’re super passionate about composting as it’s the gate way to growing your own food, not to mention getting food scraps out of the waste stream and valuing it as the useful resource it is. You can read more about how to compost at some of our blogs below:

* Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.

  • Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • These tea towels are Australian Certified Organic, climate friendly and are also certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), ensuring ethical working conditions.
  • Refund Policy: We ensure your items are packaged safely and easy to track, therefore we don’t provide refunds. But please get in touch as we want you to be happy!
Delicious Sauerkraut

Delicious Sauerkraut

Inspired by practical organic gardening and permaculture techniques, this tea towel shows you how to make your own sauerkraut from scratch. If you’d like to dive deeper into the wonderful world of fermenting, we recommend getting to know Sandor Katz and his books over here.  You can also watch this free live workshop we did with Sandor Katz in our own kitchen when he visited.

We love our tea towels as they’re not only educational, they’re also beautiful and useful; so multi-functional (how permaculture).

* Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water-based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.

  • Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • These tea towels are Australian Certified Organic, climate friendly and are also certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), ensuring ethical working conditions.
  • Refund Policy: We ensure your items are packaged safely and easy to track, therefore we don’t provide refunds. But please get in touch as we want you to be happy!
Duck, Duck, Goose!

Duck, Duck, Goose!

Inspired by practical organic gardening and permaculture techniques, this tea towel provides information on ducks and geese and how to integrate them into your productive garden.

We love our tea towels as they’re not only educational, they’re also beautiful *and* useful; so multi-functional (how permaculture)!

We love creating art that educates and inspires people, and love it even more when it does a practical service, even if it is drying the dishes or wrapping warm scones – we still think that’s a pretty important job.

These tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.

If you’d like to learn more about ducks, check out:

* Our blog on khaki campbell ducks – https://goodlifepermaculture.com.au/khaki-campbell-ducks/

* Our friend’s blog on muscovy ducks – https://www.milkwood.net/2014/01/14/muscovy-ducks-a-great-homesteading-breed/

  • Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • These tea towels are Australian Certified Organic, climate friendly and are also certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), ensuring ethical working conditions.
  • Refund Policy: We ensure your items are packaged safely and easy to track, therefore we don’t provide refunds. But please get in touch as we want you to be happy!
Gorgeous Goats Teatowel

Gorgeous Goats Teatowel

Inspired by practical organic gardening and permaculture techniques, this tea towel provides information on some key breeds of milking goats and hot to make your own cheese.

We’re lucky to live with two toggenburg goats – Gerty and her daughter, Jilly Love Face. Every morning we milk Gerty, they’re both simply gorgeous and this detail is inspired by them. In fact that’s Gerty’s face in the middle of the tea towel. You can read more about our goats here: https://goodlifepermaculture.com.au/urban-goat-keeping/.

We love our tea towels as they’re not only educational, they’re also beautiful and useful; so multi-functional (how permaculture).

Creating art that educates and inspires people makes us happy, and love it even more when it does a practical service, even if it is drying the dishes or wrapping warm scones – we still think that’s a pretty important job.

  • Tea towels are 100% organic cotton, oatmeal in colour, made in India and are 70cm x 45cm. The image is designed and drawn by us and printed with water based ink in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • These tea towels are Australian Certified Organic, climate friendly and are also certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), ensuring ethical working conditions.
  • Refund Policy: We ensure your items are packaged safely and easy to track, therefore we don’t provide refunds. But please get in touch as we want you to be happy!