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Gardening

How To Prune A Young Fruit Or Nut Tree

How To Prune A Young Fruit Or Nut Tree

For our second video in our Good Life For All series I show you how to prune a young fruit or nut tree. This method can be used for most fruit trees to shape them for maximum yield. Pruning can be confusing For anyone who’s researched pruning, you’ll notice there’s an overwhelming amount of ways to […]

Winter Property Tour

Winter Property Tour

A collection of videos to explore our garden and life. This video is a winter property tour so you can get a sense of where we are and what we’re doing. There’s still so much to do on our property – but it’s already punching above its weight, providing us (and our loved ones) with food […]

Home Harvest Edible Garden Tour

Home Harvest Edible Garden Tour

Earlier this year we partnered with the City of Hobart our local Council, Eat Well Tasmania and Sustainable Living Tasmania to run our second Home Harvest edible garden tour around Hobart. Thirteen gardens opened their gates and welcomed in over a 1000 people across the day (in a covid safe way) to look, learn and […]

International Compost Week

International Compost Week

Howdy Folks, Just popping in with a little heads up this it’s currently International Compost Week! Running from May 2 – 8th, it’s a time to tune into what’s happening with you, food waste and composting. Maybe it’s not going so well for you right now (we’ve all been there), but friends it doesn’t have […]

How To Use Eggshells In Your Compost & Chook Systems

How To Use Eggshells In Your Compost & Chook Systems

When you have chooks, you have lots of eggshells which can become super annoying in the compost bin or worm farm as they JUST SIT THERE FOREVER. Like I said, super annoying. They’re also a rad source of slow release calcium which is beneficial for your compost systems, soil and chickens if you can feed […]

Portable Chicken Tractors

Portable Chicken Tractors

As our property is so steep, integrating animals into our food gardens hasn’t been able to happen as much as the permaculture text books imply it should. For example if I put our chickens into our orchard, they’d scratch all the mulch and top soil down to the bottom of the hill – and I […]

How To “Un-Cluck” Your Clucky Chook

How To “Un-Cluck” Your Clucky Chook

Each year in or around spring, between 1-6 of our chooks will get clucky. This simply means they’ll stay in the nesting box sitting on any available eggs and try to hatch them. A futile activity at our place as we have no rooster. The reason why this is problematic comes down to two things: […]

2021 Home Harvest – Host Callout!

2021 Home Harvest – Host Callout!

We’re happy to announce we’re working with Eat Well Tasmania and Sustainable Living Tasmania to hold our second annual “Home Harvest” garden tour in the Hobart municipality!  Special thanks to the City of Hobart for funding this great initiative. Home Harvest is going to be a one day event on Saturday March 6th, 2021 in […]