Category Archives: Sustainable Living

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

Aloe vera

Plastic milk bottles wicking bed?

Just a short post today to tie in with the recycling challenge and guess what?  It’s more about plastic milk bottles! I watched this video featured on The Permaculture Research Institute “A DIY Guide to Wicking Beds” and read about the

Aloe vera

Plastic milk bottles wicking bed?

Just a short post today to tie in with the recycling challenge and guess what?  It’s more about plastic milk bottles! I watched this video featured on The Permaculture Research Institute “A DIY Guide to Wicking Beds” and read about the

Spring onions and chives

Remember the milk bottle hanging planters?  The upside down tomatoes don’t do as well as the ones on the ground but it can work and will even give you a few tomatoes.  I won’t do it again unless I’m really

Spring onions and chives

Remember the milk bottle hanging planters?  The upside down tomatoes don’t do as well as the ones on the ground but it can work and will even give you a few tomatoes.  I won’t do it again unless I’m really

Milk Kefir Grains

Milk Kefir Drink

We’ve been brewing and drinking water kefir for more than a year now.  We may be ready to add new ‘pets’ to our collection now 🙂  For those who love dairy (like my boys), milk kefir drink would be a

Milk Kefir Grains

Milk Kefir Drink

We’ve been brewing and drinking water kefir for more than a year now.  We may be ready to add new ‘pets’ to our collection now 🙂  For those who love dairy (like my boys), milk kefir drink would be a