milkwoodpermaculture Photos & Videos

2 weeks ago

I drove out to Hepburn Springs today for a mushroom growing course with @milkwood_permaculture . It was such a beautiful drive. So many old houses, gardens and beautiful scenes wizzed past me as I drove, including this Jacaranda tree in full bloom. I definitely need to go back for a day trip as it was only a 90 minute drive north west of Melbourne.

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4 weeks ago

And here’s the plan for my evening... Tea and the Milkwood permaculture book! 🖤🌿 Followed @milkwood_permaculture back on our The Kind Homestead page, and was SO excited to read that they’d released a book! Oh, and not that you should judge a book by it’s cover, but it’s a very beautiful book! I can’t wait to lose myself in it. —— #slowliving #slowlife #learning #growyourown #smallholder #smallholding #permaculture #milkwoodpermaculture #countryside #countrylife #eco #greenfingers #selfsufficiency #nature #outdoors #family #love #eveningplans #tea

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4 weeks ago

Blog alert!! Ever wondered what is Permaculture? We follow some of the principles of Permaculture when growing our herbs here on the Mornington Peninsula. We use these lovely medicinal herbs to handcraft the Be Better Balms range. Check out our latest blog which is all about Permaculture and how to apply it in your garden (and life). We also included some of our favourite Permaculture and slow living experts including @pipmagazineau @goodlife_permaculture @milkwood_permaculture and the lovely @brookemcalary Hope you enjoy the blog! Head over to our web site in our profile and click on ‘just saying blog’ to read our permaculture piece. I’d love to hear who you follow to inspire you with your gardening and general wellbeing? Please add in the comments so we can all enjoy 😉 #permaculture #milkwoodpermaculture #goodlifepermaculture #brookemcalary #bebetterbalms #gardeningtips #wellbeingaustralia #billmollison #morningtonpeninsula #vegansofmorningtonpeninsula #healthygardening

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1 month ago

Flowers that attract bees & good bugs amongst herbs & veggies are so important for pollinating crops & supporting these crucial critters. Calendula, Borage, Coastal Daisies & Nasturtiums are all flowering around our veggie patch, and today I’m planting seeds from Milkwood’s Good Bug Mix to encourage more beneficial insects to the patch. Visit milkwood.net for brilliant permaculture tips, info & more. Follow them at @milkwood_permaculture #milkwood #milkwoodpermaculture #kitchengardens #potager #flowersforbees #flowers #livethedifferencenow #veggiepatch #veggiepatchlove #permaculture #coogee #randwick

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1 month ago

Here's a look at the draft-to-final process that took place during the making of the @milkwood_permaculture seaweed zine. This zine helps kids and their grown ups learn about seaweed harvesting: what to harvest, how to do it, and what to use your seaweed for once you have it. I'm looking forward to taking my nephew out for a forage when I'm back at the beach in a couple of weeks 🌊💚 If you're keen to learn more, check out www.milkwood.net to see if they're running a kids' seaweed workshop near you, or check out their book and blog for more seaweed-related info and recipes.

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1 month ago

Wonderful to have Kirsten and Nick of @milkwood_permaculture visit the College this week, sharing their story and their beautiful new book. Consistent message about the importance and value of community through all we do as humans. Thank you 🙏 so much for taking time out to visit and chat to us. . . . . . . . #byroncollege #byronbay #byroneducation #neverstoplearning #yourcollegeyourfuture #byronworkshops #byroncourses #visitbyronbay #adulteducation #mullumbimby #byroncommunitycollege #bangalow #learnandgrown #shortcourses #creativeworkshops #accredited #workshops #milkwoodpermaculture #milkwoodbook #permaculture

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1 month ago

Homemade toasted muesli and a brilliant read by @milkwood_permaculture . We have been following these guys for a long time and are so inspired by the work they are doing. We are constantly learning and implementing on our little farm. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to grow food and share it. #permaculture #milkwood #milkwoodpermaculture

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1 month ago

What do you do when you’re stuck on beautiful North Stradbroke Island for a few days and can’t make bee boxes. Well you catch up on some reading and drink great beer of course!! But I still managed to find some bees👍 #agreensoul #greenbeaconbrewing #milkwoodpermaculture

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1 month ago

We’re currently immersed in the incredible seaweed chapter in Milkwood - the new book from Kirsten and Nick of @milkwood_permaculture. . Kirsten and Nick head north today for a special seaweed dinner at @fleetrestaurant tomorrow, a family seaweed foraging picnic in Byron on Saturday morning and a talk at Brisbane’s Avid Reader on Saturday afternoon. . Hit up www.milkwood.net for more info on each event! #milkwood #milkwoodbook . 📸 @hellokateberry

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1 month ago

If you’re in the Northern Rivers this Friday come and join me at 3pm to help launch @milkwood_permaculture first book, ‘Milkwood-real skills for down to earth living’ @thefarmatbyronbay . I’ll be facilitating a Q&A session with authors Kirsten and Nick after a free mushroom growing workshop. No need to book, just turn up, and stick around afterwards for drinks @threeblueducks ............ #byronbay #milkwoodpermaculture #mushrooms #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #selfreliance #agriculture #farmlife #downtoearth #whosyourfarmer

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1 month ago

Totally obsessed with my new book @milkwood_permaculture. Each chapter focuses on something different. Tomatoes, bees, foraging and this weeks fav is SEAWEED. So delish and so good for you. Rinsed and perfect addition to our Japanese dinner along with radishes, onion shoots, spinach and coriander from the garden.

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2 months ago

Hard to get my chores done when I’ve got 3 new books to read. The sauerkraut and catering quote will have to wait!

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2 months ago

Natural beekeeping practices allows the bees to build their own honey comb. The honey comb is paper thin and edible. 🐝 We are so fortunate in Australia. Did you know in China bees have almost ceased to exist due to excessive use of pesticides and insecticides? Without bees, crops cannot be pollinated. 😭 . . . #beecare #honey #honeycomb #naturalhoney #sustainableliving #caringforourbees #beekeeping #liquidgold #igfood #instafood #australianhoney #naturalbeekeeping #milkwoodpermaculture

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2 months ago

Mycelium colonising straw and sawdust substrate in a reused honey bucket. A gift from Nick Ritar at the mushroom workshop he ran 3 weeks ago.

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2 months ago

I’m freshly back from a complete switch off from work and volunteering...we do need to learn when enough is enough and I was done, my cup was full and I needed to recharge the batteries with the fambam. I may have purchased a few books on my break and spent the last half hour taking a quick time out before heading off to plant seedlings and sow seeds after this glorious rain. I’ve started suggesting to clients to consider beehives on their properties for pollination, food and all of the bee benefits that come with having a hive. I’ve loved reading the beekeeping section of Milkwood by Nick and Kirsten from Milkwood Permaculture. I’m also buried deep in The Bee Friendly Garden by Doug Purdie. Two fantastic books that enhance what I do and load me up with new facts. We are so lucky to have the fantastic Mudgee Bee Group here who are the local encyclopaedias and guides on all things honey buzzy. Be nice to bees people and please, PLEASE buy your honey locally or from a reputable seller. The whole honey debacle isn’t a joke, it’s a threat. It’s easy to buy local so just do it. If we lose bees and all of their awesomeness, we are kind of in the shit. #keepingitreal . . . . #mudgee #mudgeeregion #savethebees #bees #localhoney #abitofarant #beefriendlygardening #beefriendlygarden #milkwoodpermaculture #dougpurdie #milkwood #newbooks #gardeningbooks #lifelessons #growyourownfood #micdrop @milkwood_permaculture @dougpurdie

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2 months ago

Sometimes when I teach on Permaculture Design Courses I feel so energised at the end of the day. And sometimes, like today, I feel absolutely wrecked. It may have something to do with the hours of standing and talking that teaching involves, and all the prep and stress of being up there while people look at you. Each time I do this it gets easier. And each time I gain even more respect for the seasoned PDC teachers who have taken me under their wings, and who teach all the time like it's no big deal. You are my heroes. . Luckily I've figured out the antidote to the post teaching slump: many cups of tea and a good book. ☕️☕️☕️ It's working already 😁 . . . Thanks @milkwood_nick for the photo, you sneaky bunny, you.

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2 months ago

What a beautiful beautiful book from Milkwood. Just published. Come on in and have a flip through 👀 The perfect gift for that special foodie or foraging oriented friend.

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2 months ago

Over the weekend, on the first calendar day of spring, these two wonderful humans, Kirsten and Nick of @milkwood_permaculture launched their new book, Milkwood. As mentors, ongoing inspiration and Em and Zags first stepping stone into the world of permaculture and farming many years ago it was so special to host their launch on our farm at @camperdowncommons. Their book is an incredibly beautiful, educational and accessible introduction to creating change for yourself, your community, and on a wider scale. Starting with five of the very best ‘gateway drugs’ into living fully and with minimal impact - growing tomatoes, mushrooms, keeping bees, foraging seaweed and wild foods. Get one for yourself - and everyone else in your life, it’s so damn good. 🙌 . (Book pic by @verso.books )

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2 months ago

. . Anyone that visits from now will become very familiar with this beauty. It’s top shelf material but the kind that must stay in sight and within arms reach for everybody to read as this is the stuff we all need to be learning, and doing and this awesome book by inspirational legends @milkwood_permaculture shows how it’s done. . . . . The more we learn about Permaculture, the more we believe it’s the one thing that could actually save this crazy effed up world we live in today. . . . .

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2 months ago

Blue Gum logs waiting to be drilled & plugged with shiitake inoculated plugs. Learning so that I can expand my knowledge, to enrich my life by what I learn, is essential to me. It is a bit of a joke amongst friends & clients alike about the number of courses I do. My answer is how do you know what you want to include in your life unless you learn more about it. This past weekend I spent two fabulous days at a Mushroom Cultuvation Course run by @milkwood_permaculture This is the third course I have done with them (Natural Bee Keeping & Urban Farming were the other two). For someone who knew absolutely nothing about growing mushrooms it ticked every box. If you are interested in permaculture I can not recommend @milkwood_permaculture highly enough. A consistently high standard, informative & relevant. In terms of the mushroom cultivation, I expect a few failures along the way, but am looking forward to the journey. #milkwoodpermaculture #mushroomcultivation #learningnewthings #permaculture #everydaycounts #simpleliving #livingsimply

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2 months ago

Shhhhh..... Dinner will have to wait! I've jumped to the Mycelium Chapter and am very happy!!! Thank you #milkwoodpermaculture !! You've made my day, one of the texts I have purchased this year that make a difference to our family's lives!!

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3 months ago

If you’re not an experienced gardener, you might have questions about spacing your root crops in the garden, and how and when to thin them. The amazing @milkwood_permaculture has this great advice for thinning your plants as they grow 👉🏻 “Thinnings - beetroot and radish. A few weeks after planting these crops from seed, thinning is an essential task to ensure a good crop later down the track. Firstly we thin to a one-finger spacing, to let the babies grow. Then we thin again some weeks later, to a four-finger spacing, to ensure good sized root crops. . . That's two rounds of tasty, crunchy thinnings to harvest, perfect for salads, soups, stews or fermenting. And three rounds of harvesting total, each of which are delicious in their own way.” 🙌🏻 📷 @milkwood_permaculture #milkwoodpermaculture #milkwood #permaculture #gardentips

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3 months ago

Exciting News! Our new 1 day introduction to Warré beekeeping course is live. Please go to the Milkwood site for more details and bookings: www.milkwood.net/courses A little bit of history... Since 2009 we've taught over 1,000 students the art and craft of natural comb, bee-friendly beekeeping. From Albury to Byron Bay and everywhere in between we've had the pleasure of meeting so many great people and educating the community about the importance and joy of natural, bee-friendly beekeeping with Warré hives. This new 1 day course will be a condensed version of the previous 2 day course. We've made this decision so we can also offer a 'stage 2' advanced Warré beekeeping course, to continue to help people on their journey as natural beekeepers. The Intro course will provide you with all the basics to get started and keep bees for your first season or two, and the advanced course will be there to increase your skills, confidence and understanding as a more experienced apiarist. The advanced course will be up on the Milkwood site in the coming weeks. Photo credit: Emma Malfroy. Top bar comb from a Warré hive #malfroysgold #naturalcomb #biodynamic #warrehive #warrebeekeeping #bluemtns #bluemountains #topbarbeekeeping #wildhoneycomb #timmalfroy #ruchewarre #organichoney #wild #savethebees #savethebeesforreal #milkwoodpermaculture

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3 months ago

Those are not my legs! 😜But love it when GUTSY lovers 💕 enjoy a bowl of veggies, nuts & kraut with a good book. Especially when it’s authored by the amazing folks @milkwood_permaculture ! This book is definitely going on my Christmas wish list 😏.

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5 months ago

Coming soon! Natural Beekeeping courses for this coming season about to be announced. Keep your eyes on the Milkwood page for more details @milkwood_permaculture The popular 2 day Natural Beekeeping course has been running since 2009, and now has over 1000 alumni! For this season we will be offering a condensed 1 day version of the course as well as a new 1 day 'advanced' course for practising Warré beekeepers. Stay tuned. Photo credit: Emma Malfroy #malfroysgold #naturalcomb #biodynamic #warrehive #warrebeekeeping #bluemtns #bluemountains #topbarbeekeeping #wildhoneycomb #timmalfroy #milkwoodpermaculture #milkwoodbook1 #beekeepingcourses #beekeepingworkshop

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5 months ago

Hard work on a sunny morning! Another empty patch of ground where turmeric had been. This patch was full of turmeric when we showed a group of students around last month. #turmeric #milkwoodpermaculture

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5 months ago

Kimchi’s done! It smelled pretty darn ripe walking in the front door this evening, so we knew it was time to test it, and found it to be spot on. Pleasantly sour, complex, and ever-so-slightly fizzy, letting us know that there was an active ferment going on. . So it’s jarred up (a few small gifts again), sealed, and in the fridge now, which will slow down the fermentation and allow us to dip into the jar for several months. Although we suspect it’ll be finished long before then! . . We (mostly) followed @milkwood_permaculture ’s recipe for this batch, and the flavour balance is amazing. Thanks for the constant inspiration Kirsten & Nick! Xox . #ferment #fermentation #fermentedfood #fermenting #guthealth #healyourgut #traditionalskills #nannaskills #traditionalrecipe #homesteading #makeyourown #milkwoodpermaculture

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6 months ago

If I could list all the things I've learned about growing vegetables from this guy, it would take a long time. Suffice to say, it is A LOT OF THINGS. Michael Hewins has been teaching, market gardening and growing goodness with us for over 7 years now, and we're very happy to have him back to teach a Serious Backyard Veggies course this July!⠀ .⠀ In celebration of this fact, we think its time for a giveaway. A double pass to our 'Serious Backyard Veggies' course happening 28-29 July in partnership with Pocket City Farms in Sydney. Yes! Winter is a great time to get the skills you need for spring.⠀ .⠀ To enter, tag a friend below who you think should start a veggie patch, and make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter (link in profile). That's all you need to do! We'll announce the winning tagger/subscriber next Tuesday. ⠀ .⠀ Feel free to pass this along also - the more folks we can get growing backyard goodness, the better for everyone. Good luck! #organicgardening #growyougoodthings .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #seriousbackyardveggies #milkwoodpermaculture #permaculture #homegrown #homesteading #permaculturehomestead #growbetternotbigger

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6 months ago

Use edges and value the marginal - this is something I learnt recently and not easy in everyday life but nature does it brilliantly - Usually I’d walk pass this and admire the industrial beauty, today I walked passed and noticed for the first time the trees, shrubs and weeds growing in such a harsh landscape - I could even name the trees growing on this edge! #mademyday #valuethemarginal #diversity #industrialbeauty #naturedoesitbetter #permaculture #milkwoodpermaculture #milkwoodpdc #permiesdoitbetter #newlenses

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6 months ago

Learn more about permaculture from Green School's friend @kulkulfarm through their upcoming Permaculture Design Course on June 22 - July 7, 2018 link is in their bio

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7 months ago

If you are thinking about getting into mushroom cultivation we did @milkwood_permaculture ’s course in August last year. In less than nine months we are already growing more than we can eat and are getting ready to start selling mushrooms! This photo is of Cherie learning lab work hands on.

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7 months ago

Yesterday was forestry day out at Fryers Forest Ecovillage. It's a day where sick and crooked gum trees are cut down and stacked for firewood under a planned forestry management system that helps the strong trees to grow better, reduces fire hazard, and builds soil and habitat. Also, it means we get sustainably grown fire wood and building timber. Yay for #forestmanagement !

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7 months ago

La permacultura è un metodo per progettare e gestire paesaggi antropizzati in modo che siano in grado di soddisfare bisogni della popolazione quali cibo, fibre ed energia e al contempo presentino la resilienza, ricchezza e stabilità di ecosistemi naturali. 💧Seguendo il profilo @milkwood_permaculture otterrai le competenze necessarie per crescere, creare, progettare e vivere una vita organica straordinaria. #acquasanbernardotips #acquasanbernardo #igrs #travel #green #traveller #naturallife #permacultura #milkwoodpermaculture

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7 months ago

Some eager beavers and a cheeky Pepe at the @milkwood_permaculture ‘Intro to Market Gardening’ course. Led by Olivier the legend from @living.earth.farm. ✨These people have dedicated their Friday-Sunday to learn the ins and outs of kickstarting their very own market garden. We’re stoked to be able to create and provide a space where theory can be put into practice.💪🏼Thanks for bringing your amazing courses here guys, we love having you! 🌾👩🏽‍🌾👨🏼‍🌾🌾

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8 months ago

Double tap if you dream of having a vegetable garden like this outside your front door? . 🏡 . 3 years ago we did too! We dreamt, we wrote it down and sketched it out. We believed we could do it, and so can you! . 🌿 . So whats the first thing you should do if you’re dreaming of starting a homestead, build a permaculture property or a farm business? Well, the first thing we did was ‘Find the others!’ Find the people in your industry that are completely rocking it! Look to them for inspiration and learning. For us, these people where @milkwood_permaculture . If you’re into #permaculture you’ve heard of Milkwood and you’ve probably read their blogs. They have (in our opinion) the best, most relevant and applicable permaculture content out there. They’re walking their talk and have inspired our journey from Day 1. We didn’t wait long to get in touch with them for some form of collaboration, and finally, 3 years later, the stars have aligned! ✨ . 🥁 🥁 🥁🥁 . We are extremely excited to shout this off our bamboo rooftop!!! Milkwood’s Nick Ritar @milkwood_nick is coming to our little farm in Bali to lead our next Permaculture Design Course happening in 3 months, June 22 - July 7. Hop on over to their insta pages and see what they’re up to, its glimpses & stories of everything thats good in the world. A life of regenerating the earth with permaculture. Nick has taught over 30 #pdc s and together with his wife Kirsten and son Ashar live on David Holmgren’s (Co-Originator of Permaculture) Melliodora property. We’re keen to have Nick over to collaborate in creating an epic course for you all. Join us to gain the skills you need to create a garden like ours and hopefully way better! Bookings are out for the course and available via the link in our profile. . 🌿 . P.S If you come this June we’ll show you the vision we created for the farm back in 2014 before it all started, including our initial logo & web sketches 🙈. • • • • • • • • • #permaculturedesigncourse #kulkulpdc #kulkulfarm #permaculturebali #pdc #milkwoodpermaculture #permaculture #organicgardening #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #growyourown #horticulture #homestead #sustainableliving #sustainabletravel

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8 months ago

#Repost from @milkwood_permaculture. Students learning sector analysis - using available sun, wind and other aspects of a site, to design awesome personal responses. When designing any physical space or structure, it always helps to work with nature, not against it! . . We are so looking forward to our autumn Permaculture Design Course coming up in just over a month! It will be the next chance to learn this kind of knowledge in a 2-week intensive of design thinking AND doing... with fab teachers, held in a rainforest setting (1hr south of Sydney) with delish food and a crew of awesome humans. If you've been thinking about doing this course, please click on over (thru our profile) and check out the details. SO much goodness fitted into 2 weeks. . Because if we want to create the world our communities need, we need the design skills to do it. Which is exactly what this course gives you a great foundation in. YES. Can't wait :) #permaculturedesigncourse #milkwoodpermaculture . #permaculture #sectoranalysis #permaculturedesign #permaculturedesigncertificate #biomimicry

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Students learning sector analysis - using available sun, wind and other aspects of a site, to design awesome personal responses. When designing any physical space or structure, it always helps to work with nature, not against it! . . We are so looking forward to our autumn Permaculture Design Course coming up in just over a month! It will be the next chance to learn this kind of knowledge in a 2-week intensive of design thinking AND doing... with fab teachers, held in a rainforest setting (1hr south of Sydney) with delish food and a crew of awesome humans. If you've been thinking about doing this course, please click on over (thru our profile) and check out the details. SO much goodness fitted into 2 weeks. . Because if we want to create the world our communities need, we need the design skills to do it. Which is exactly what this course gives you a great foundation in. YES. Can't wait :) #milkwoodpdc #permaculturedesigncourse #milkwoodpermaculture . #permaculture #sectoranalysis #permaculturedesign #permaculturedesigncertificate #biomimicry

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8 months ago

Strange things are growing in the kitchen....

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