February 2017 Swap & Sustainable Living Festival @ Bayswater North

Firstly, a big thank you to Olwyn for the very useful and practical workshop on repurposing throwaway containers for the garden, as part of the Sustainable Living Festival 2017.  For some reason, we’ve missed taking pictures of the really cool

February 2017 Swap & Sustainable Living Festival @ Bayswater North

Firstly, a big thank you to Olwyn for the very useful and practical workshop on repurposing throwaway containers for the garden, as part of the Sustainable Living Festival 2017.  For some reason, we’ve missed taking pictures of the really cool

January 2017 Swap @ Bayswater North

It was a warm and sunny morning and what a lot to swap to get us going in the garden this new year.  Normally by this time of the year, we would have too many blood plums.  Sadly, this year,

January 2017 Swap @ Bayswater North

It was a warm and sunny morning and what a lot to swap to get us going in the garden this new year.  Normally by this time of the year, we would have too many blood plums.  Sadly, this year,

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

2016 Swapped

While the whole world thought 2016 was a shocker of a year, I think we had another abundant year locally. Great start to 2016 with just a lot all round.  I think homegrown apricots are a totally different fruit from

2016 Swapped

While the whole world thought 2016 was a shocker of a year, I think we had another abundant year locally. Great start to 2016 with just a lot all round.  I think homegrown apricots are a totally different fruit from

December 2016 Swap & Morning Tea @ Bayswater North

If I didn’t review the photos for posting here, I wouldn’t have seen all the variety that was being swapped that sunny Saturday morning.  I think I was too busy tasting all the goodies that everyone shared for morning tea

December 2016 Swap & Morning Tea @ Bayswater North

If I didn’t review the photos for posting here, I wouldn’t have seen all the variety that was being swapped that sunny Saturday morning.  I think I was too busy tasting all the goodies that everyone shared for morning tea

November 2016 Swap @ Bayswater North

It was a gusty, blustery sort of morning that we were catching flying things more than photos!  After placing a few strategic rocks, things were much more manageable. We went there with curry leaves, curry leaf tree cutting, curry plant

November 2016 Swap @ Bayswater North

It was a gusty, blustery sort of morning that we were catching flying things more than photos!  After placing a few strategic rocks, things were much more manageable. We went there with curry leaves, curry leaf tree cutting, curry plant

Mooroolbark Food Festival 2016

Claire represented OEPS at the Mooroolbark Food Festival on Saturday, 22nd October 2016.  It was setup like a mini food swap with oranges and lemons, eggs and preserves, seedlings, worm tea and used coffee grounds.  She was well prepared for

Mooroolbark Food Festival 2016

Claire represented OEPS at the Mooroolbark Food Festival on Saturday, 22nd October 2016.  It was setup like a mini food swap with oranges and lemons, eggs and preserves, seedlings, worm tea and used coffee grounds.  She was well prepared for

October 2016 Swap @ Bayswater North

It was a cold and showery sort of day that was uncommon for this time of the year (but it now appears that we are having more of this with at least 10mm of rain today and the mercury struggling

October 2016 Swap @ Bayswater North

It was a cold and showery sort of day that was uncommon for this time of the year (but it now appears that we are having more of this with at least 10mm of rain today and the mercury struggling

September 2016 Swap @ Bayswater North

October swap is coming up end of the week and I’m just posting these lovely pics!  Please don’t mind me, spring is here and we are busy in the garden!

September 2016 Swap @ Bayswater North

October swap is coming up end of the week and I’m just posting these lovely pics!  Please don’t mind me, spring is here and we are busy in the garden!

August 2016 Swap @ Bayswater North

We swapped food (and lovely succulents) and got our hands dirty building a demo hot compost heap this August.  If you’ve missed this, it’s all about frames, brown and green ingredients, water and turning!

August 2016 Swap @ Bayswater North

We swapped food (and lovely succulents) and got our hands dirty building a demo hot compost heap this August.  If you’ve missed this, it’s all about frames, brown and green ingredients, water and turning!