Category Archives: Sustainable Living

Fruit Fly – Be prepared. It’s on the Yarra Valley doorstep

Queensland Fruit Fly is now widespread in northern Victoria and is threatening Yarra Valley fruit production.  Prevention is the key.   The Fruit Fly – Be prepared masterclass is a forum for growers and businesses in the Yarra Valley to

Fruit Fly – Be prepared. It’s on the Yarra Valley doorstep

Queensland Fruit Fly is now widespread in northern Victoria and is threatening Yarra Valley fruit production.  Prevention is the key.   The Fruit Fly – Be prepared masterclass is a forum for growers and businesses in the Yarra Valley to

“My Handkerchief Garden” by Charles Barnard

This is not a book review.  I just happened to stumble upon this book that was mentioned in one of the gardening newsletters I subscribe to.  My curiosity got the better of me and I plunged right into this book

“My Handkerchief Garden” by Charles Barnard

This is not a book review.  I just happened to stumble upon this book that was mentioned in one of the gardening newsletters I subscribe to.  My curiosity got the better of me and I plunged right into this book

Project: ‘My Neighbours Garden’ – people of Maroondah

This is a project by a local artist (felter), Zetta Kanta.  The following is a message from her. My name is Zetta Kanta and I am a local artist from Ringwood. I am organising an art installation were I invite

Project: ‘My Neighbours Garden’ – people of Maroondah

This is a project by a local artist (felter), Zetta Kanta.  The following is a message from her. My name is Zetta Kanta and I am a local artist from Ringwood. I am organising an art installation were I invite

FarmGate Bulk Ordering

Many of you would probably have heard of FarmGate Online.  They supply farm fresh produce that support local farmers. While we are not a ‘farmgate’ which is a collection point for orders, we would like to explore the feasibility of

FarmGate Bulk Ordering

Many of you would probably have heard of FarmGate Online.  They supply farm fresh produce that support local farmers. While we are not a ‘farmgate’ which is a collection point for orders, we would like to explore the feasibility of

Advanced Composting

This post features an article from the Local Food Connect newsletter (LFC News) where Dianne from Edendale ran an advanced composting workshop at Diamond Valley Library.  I found the information complements very well with the Soil Talk we had recently

Advanced Composting

This post features an article from the Local Food Connect newsletter (LFC News) where Dianne from Edendale ran an advanced composting workshop at Diamond Valley Library.  I found the information complements very well with the Soil Talk we had recently

Homegrown chia seeds

Spring is coming around again and I wanted to share this now so that if you’re interested, it’s the right time to start.  I experimented with growing chia seeds from seeds (bought for consumption) last year and they did really

Homegrown chia seeds

Spring is coming around again and I wanted to share this now so that if you’re interested, it’s the right time to start.  I experimented with growing chia seeds from seeds (bought for consumption) last year and they did really

Soil, naturally

I have finally edited and uploaded the talk on soil by Diana.  I hope it will be useful for those who have missed it. Here’s the link to the soil profile Diana referred to. A few notes from the talk

Soil, naturally

I have finally edited and uploaded the talk on soil by Diana.  I hope it will be useful for those who have missed it. Here’s the link to the soil profile Diana referred to. A few notes from the talk

Veges having a bath

If you’re renovating your bathroom and have decided that the bath is a waste of water and space, don’t throw it out!  Just hand it down to the veges in your garden… Have a look at how our veges are

Veges having a bath

If you’re renovating your bathroom and have decided that the bath is a waste of water and space, don’t throw it out!  Just hand it down to the veges in your garden… Have a look at how our veges are

Fermented tea, anyone?

Raw and fermented food and beverage is the trend now so I might as well hitch a ride 🙂  Actually, one of the swappers has requested me to write about this as she has excess to share but can’t describe/explain

Fermented tea, anyone?

Raw and fermented food and beverage is the trend now so I might as well hitch a ride 🙂  Actually, one of the swappers has requested me to write about this as she has excess to share but can’t describe/explain

Bed slats need not be flat

Our neighbours were downsizing and we inherited a set of Ikea solid wood bed slats from their storage.  The wood can make a good shelving unit but we ended up with this ‘box’ which could very well be a pretty

Bed slats need not be flat

Our neighbours were downsizing and we inherited a set of Ikea solid wood bed slats from their storage.  The wood can make a good shelving unit but we ended up with this ‘box’ which could very well be a pretty