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…

Community Care

Community Care

2023 was a particularly hard year for my little family. There were numerous work and personal stresses which just kept piling up. My partner (Anton) and I kept saying to each other - it's going to get easier, surely nothing else challenging is going to happen. But...

Home Harvest: Host Call Out 2024

Home Harvest: Host Call Out 2024

We’re happy to announce we’re working with Eat Well Tasmania and Sustainable Living Tasmania to hold our fifth annual “Home Harvest” garden tour in the nipaluna/Hobart region!  Special thanks to the City of Hobart for funding this...

Our Goat Share!

Our Goat Share!

It brings me great joy to let you know that after living without goats for the past 6 months, we now have some again :-). If you're new here a bit of back story. I had goats for almost 6 years and loved them dearly - milking and feeding them daily (you can read a bit...

Reo Mesh Garden Arches

Reo Mesh Garden Arches

I'm a big fan of reinforcement mesh (aka reo mash) as a material to use for making simple and super strong and versatile structures for plants to grow on. I'm always keeping an eye out for scraps of the meh at our local tip shop, alas it's highly sort after. So...

The Stuff Of Dreams

The Stuff Of Dreams

In 2022/23 I collaborated with Australia reMade to ask people living in lutruwita/Tasmania what they wanted a climate-safe future to look like for their island - we received hundreds of responses. We then worked with local animator Vivien Mason to turn them into a...

The Voice To Parliament Referendum

The Voice To Parliament Referendum

Later this year (2023) Australia we'll be asked to vote in a referendum on whether we should change our constitution to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament. This is a moment not to be underestimated, rather a moment to join in on, a moment to get deeply...

Verticillium Wilt In Your Fruit Trees? Bugger.

Verticillium Wilt In Your Fruit Trees? Bugger.

Over the past few years I've been trying to figure out what's wrong with my two apricot trees as they've never really thrived. Symptoms included not fruiting well, sparse leaf and dead wood starting to appear in the canopy branches. Finally this year while we were...

The Flower Power Project

The Flower Power Project

A new project is brewing. This one has come from my dear friend Nadia Danti's brain and I was lucky enough to be invited to join in - it’s a goody. It's a seasonal project where we grow flowers (mostly dahlias) specifically to give away* to people doing meaningful...

How To Make Yacon Syrup

How To Make Yacon Syrup

I grew Yacon/Peruvian ground apple (Smallanthus sonchifolius) for the first time this past season and I'm a huge fan. I scored the tubers from a fellow keen gardener, Matt, who lives around the corner from me. He popped a few tubers in my hand and I popped them in my...