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Our Car Share: One Less Car & One More Bike!

Our Car Share: One Less Car & One More Bike!

After many months of planning and thinking, we sold our 4WD ute, bought a second electric bike and entered a car share arrangement with some mates around the corner who have a small “buzz box” car. It feels really good. . Jodie and Marty’s buzz box and our two electric bikes But Why? Two main […]

Mab Ueang Agri-Nature Centre in Thailand

Mab Ueang Agri-Nature Centre in Thailand

The Mab Ueang Agri-Nature Centre is an educational, diverse farm located one hour out of Bangkok, Thailand. At 30 years old, this mature farm is predominantly a giant food forest with small rice paddies and strategic water systems integrated. It’s amazing. It’s based on the late King Bhumibol’s many decades of research and advocacy in […]

Dirty Hands Composting Cooperative

Dirty Hands Composting Cooperative

Recently I interviewed Tom Crawford from the Dirty Hands Composting Cooperative about exactly why he spends so much of his time harvesting food scraps from the urban landscape. Based at the Hobart City Farm, this enterprise is helping to turn a problem into a nutrient-dense solution! What is Dirty Hands? “Dirty Hands is a cooperative […]

A Permaculture Holiday

A Permaculture Holiday

A couple of months back I took myself on a little holiday to central Victoria. I left my family goats and garden and went and hung out with someone else’s goats, family and garden and it was good. Where to? To Melliodora – home of David Holmgren and Sue Dennet *and* the mob from Milkwood, […]

The Future Of Tasmania

The Future Of Tasmania

Recently, I was invited to write an article for Island magazine around the theme ‘The Future of Tasmania’ and what I would like it to look like… Here’s what I wrote… As a gardener, permaculture educator and landscape designer, when I think about the future of Tasmania, this little island at the bottom of the […]

The Home Composting Project

The Home Composting Project

The Home Composting Project was a multi-layered, creative education campaign that supported people to compost their food waste at home instead of sending it to landfill where it releases harmful methane gases into the atmosphere. There were three layers to this project: The first was focused on “passive education” that happened through installing large-scale public […]

The RESEED Centre: A Sustainability Hub in NW Tasmania

The RESEED Centre: A Sustainability Hub in NW Tasmania

Hello World, I’ve been wanting tell you about The Reseed Centre for years now, and now they’ve got all their ducks lined up, I can. The Reseed Centre is a little known venture tucked away in the northwest of Tasmania. It’s now emerging as a positive and vibrant centre for sustainable living and Permaculture design. […]

Beauty In The Weekend

Beauty In The Weekend

While the concept of the weekend is very man-made and imperfect in many ways, we’re enjoying having some. Last weekend we overcame the howling wind and rain and went to our mate’s birthday party in a paddock and little house. Despite the chill, it was heartwarming.  Taking time is always heartwarming and when done with […]