milkwoodpermaculture Photos & Videos

2 weeks ago

Reshared from @milkwood_permaculture In the wake of the recent election many have been asking 'what we can do now?' It's time to research, act and organise as a community. With good books for troubled times. So here's a few to start with. What are your top books to read to make positive changes in your community? P.s. Milkwood are wonderful partners of #permacultureaustralia giving a 5% discount off their courses for PA members. Not a member? Sign up today using the link in our bio. #milkwoodpermaculture #permacultureaustralia #climateemergency #permaculture #communitysufficiency #buildingskills #communityresilience #sustainableliving

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2 weeks ago

Worlds oceans day is on the 8th of June. 🐟 There is a few things you can do to celebrate it. Take a photo of yourself or a group of people with your arms in the air Crop the photo so your hands touch the upper corners of the photo frame Share your photo on social media and use the hashtag #TogetherWeCan You can teach your children about sea weed with the sea weed guide, this is one for us aussies- https://www.milkwood.net/2019/01/08/the-milkwood-kids-seaweed-guide/ . You can do some fun arts and crafts and talk to your children about why we need to look after the ocean and the sea life. Go to the beach and pick up a few bits of rubbish. 🐠 #worldsoceanday #worldoceansday2019 #worldoceansday #ocean #sea #parenting #teachersofinstagram #kidscrafts #mumlife #momlife #children #preschool #school

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1 month ago

I recently read a brilliant post on how to save pumpkin seeds and use them in dishes and for harvesting in @milkwood_permaculture ’s newsletter by @brydiepiaf. I love how it has made me think creatively with tonight’s roast pumpkin and chicken roast and what I could do with them #pumpkinseeds #milkwood #milkwoodpermaculture #pumpkin #food #wastenotwantnot #vegetables #roast #food #foodphotography #seasonalfood #seasonaproduce #eat #sydney #sydneyeats #foodwriter #veggies #eatwell #love #harvest #eatlocal

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1 month ago

So if you’re interested in making your own fermented elderflower drink or elderflower syrup @milkwood_permaculture has everything you need to know and more!I’m going out this weekend to search for some fresh spring elderflower. It’s really yummy, you should give it a try!! #milkwoodpermaculture #elderflowersyrup #elderflowercordial #elderflowertonic #elderflowergin If you’re not a fan of elderflower you can substitute your favorite fruit. Try it, you might like it. 😉😋☺️

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It took most of the day broad forking, hauling our homemade rich compost and mixing manure into this mammoth raised bed. This is our first year not having to buy our tomato starts. 3 rows and 30 plants later. There is immense satisfaction sowing from seed and raising your own starts. We put an egg in the bottom of each hole as #rootsandrefuge recommended and are excited to see if it adds to an extra fruitful year of tomato growing. We also sowed nasturtiums along the long edges as a pretty pest resistant ground cover recommended by #milkwoodpermaculture Last years harvest was so prolific because of all the beneficial pollinators brought in by our zinnia border that I couldn’t help but sow the long narrow bed in front and front edge as a bit of welcome mat to all those helpful insects once more. Now the last step is just two little straw paths between rows to keep my bare feet boys from trucking mud in on those lovely rainy days. Not bad for a PNW gardener planting roots in the previous dust bowl of America. 😘 @matthakola I’m so excited to see what further learning, growth and fruitfulness this season brings!🙌

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2 months ago

Rowan Reid - free public talk in Ballan (Central Victoria), Wednesday 24 April 2019, 7pm Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group are delighted to host Rowan Reid as our guest speaker to talk about growing productive trees on farms. Rowan is the author of the well-known book “Heartwood: The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit" He is also: - owner of the private Bambra Agroforestry Farm (est. 1987) - 25-years a lecturer at the Uni of Melb. in trees and forestry - originator of the Australian Master TreeGrower; - chairman of the Australian Agroforestry Foundation, - co-founder of the Otway Agroforestry Network. MORE: www.agroforestry.net.au. Rowan's entertaining pictorial presentation will cover the practice and science of growing trees on family farms. When: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Time: 7.00 pm Where: Ballan community centre (enter either via mechanics hall off Inglis st or via men’s shed end of building). All enquires to Jennifer Johnson: Email: moorabool.landcare @gmail.com Photos of Rowan's Bambra Agroforestry Farm and his book Heartwood. First photo by #southgippslandtreecare #ABCBallarat #landcare #agroforestry #permaculture #Melliodora #Hepburn #Milkwood #ballan #ballarat @dayorganics @milkwood_permaculture @foxslane #foxslane #dayorganics #milkwoodpermaculture

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2 months ago

Meet the fantastic folk that made this - the dynamic duo behind @milkwood_permaculture Kirsten and Nick will be in conversation with Lis Bastian of @thebigfixdaily Thursday April 11 at Katoomba Leura Community Centre (next to the old library on Katoomba street). Brought to you by Blue Mountains Food Co-op. $5 entry at the door 6pm for a 6.30 start.

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2 months ago

Come join us for an evening in conversation with Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar of @milkwood_permaculture hosted by Lis Bastian of @thebigfixdaily Thursday 11 April 6.30 - 8pm at Katoomba Leura Community Center 81 Katoomba Street Katoomba. See bmfoodcoop Facebook event for more details. 📷 @hellokateberry

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NannaAnna with David Holmgren and his garden at Melliodora. . What an inspiration to meet co-founder of the concept of Permaculture, hear about how it all started, and then walk around the permaculture property he’s built over the last 30 years to see it all in action. . Like with living zero-waste, that’s the thing with Permaculture: when you talk to people and see how they’re doing stuff, it seems far less intimidating and completely achievable to get started on your own journey. . @milkwood_permaculture live on Melliodora too, and if you’re keen to get into a bit of permie life, keep an eye on their feed for a new range of online courses to help you get started. . @brenna_quinlan (the other Melliodora tenant) is another one to follow, as her gorgeous illustrations are part of what helps David & Milkwood get their message and teachings across, and her feed is full of useful (and cute!) pictures. #milkwood #milkwoodpermaculture #brennaquinlan #permaculture #introtopermaculture #adulteducation #slowlife #slowliving #sustainability #slowfood #slowfoodmovement #rentalpermaculture #rentalgardening #backtoeden #backtoedengardening #homesteading #organicgardening #holisticliving #theurbannanna #urbannanna #traditionalmethodsmademodern

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2 months ago

As part of @milkwood_permaculture ’s Intro to Permaculture course, we felt honoured to go on a tour of Melliadora, the property where permaculture’s co-founder David Holmgren has lived and breathed his principles for over 30 years. . He talked about his experiences and learnings, and through seeing all the principles in action, we came away feeling confident that this is definitely the way we want to help people live. . Seeing how Nick & Kirsten live on their part of the property was illuminating too; as that balance of ‘busy’ and ‘sustainable’ is tricky, and they’re doing it so damn well. We were encouraged to keep trialling new ways of making it work. . David, Nick, Kirsten and Brenna: you made this Nanna feel like she’s finally found her tribe, and there’s not enough punctuation in the English language to express how happy I am to have spent the weekend with you. Here’s looking forward to another cheeky homebrew together soon 😉♥️ #milkwood #milkwoodpermaculture #permaculture @milkwood_permaculture @milkwood_nick @brenna_quinlan #introtopermaculture #adulteducation #slowlife #slowliving #sustainability #slowfood #slowfoodmovement #rentalpermaculture #rentalgardening #backtoeden #backtoedengardening #homesteading #organicgardening #holisticliving #theurbannanna #urbannanna #traditionalmethodsmademodern

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2 months ago

Well. Day 2 of @milkwood_permaculture ’s Intro to Permaculture course was even better than the first. . @milkwood_nick got the group thoroughly engaged in discussion about all things permaculture, and yet again, Kirsten’s cooking was a feast for the tum AND the soul.♥️ . If you’re interested in the concept of Permaculture and don’t yet follow Milkwood on social media, fix that up right now! Nick & Kirsten are currently developing an exciting series of online learning materials with the co-founder of Permaculture himself, David Holmgren, and you’ll want to be on their mailing list to get the scoop on release dates 😀 #milkwood #milkwoodpermaculture #permaculture #introtopermaculture #adulteducation #slowlife #slowliving #sustainability #slowfood #slowfoodmovement #rentalpermaculture #rentalgardening #backtoeden #backtoedengardening #homesteading #organicgardening #holisticliving #theurbannanna #urbannanna #traditionalmethodsmademodern

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2 months ago

What a day! NannaAnna has just enjoyed the first of two days at the @milkwood_permaculture crew’s awesome Intro to Permaculture course, and she’s come away feeling excited and inspired. . Hearing David Holmgren speak about the foundations of permaculture was a brilliant way to start the course, and @milkwood_nick followed it up with tons of great discussions around the grounding principles. And when you include the absolutely delicious food prepared by Kirsten, and the excellent hosting skills of @brenna_quinlan , it was an absolutely brilliant way to spend a Saturday. Can’t wait for tomorrow! #milkwood #milkwoodpermaculture #permaculture #introtopermaculture #adulteducation #slowlife #slowliving #sustainability #slowfood #slowfoodmovement #theurbannanna #urbannanna #traditionalmethodsmademodern

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3 months ago

We're loving this book from @milkwood_permaculture - the perfect book to browse and get inspiration with a coffee on a Saturday morning. * We can't recommend this book highly enough, excellent visuals and detailed descriptions. It's not often that you find a book that covers mushrooms, seaweed and beekeeping in such colourful detail. Accessible and informative in equal measures, you can check out the milk Wood blog here: https://www.milkwood.net/blog/ * * * @milkwoodnick #milkwood #milkwoodpermaculture #milkwoodbook #permaculture #permaculturelibrary #permacultura #permaculturaportugal #permacultureUK #reading #bookworm #permacultureeducation #saturdaymorningcoffee

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3 months ago

Neptune's necklace (Hormosira banksii) grows prolifically here. What do you use yours for? 📿🧜‍♂️🏖️ . . . NB: in NSW it is only legal to harvest beach cast seaweed (other than Ulva) without a permit. Leave anything attached to rocks alone, as it's habitat for a multitude of sea creatures 🤗 I learnt this one is edible from the wonderful folk of @milkwood_permaculture - go check out their blog for more! 👍 . . . #neptunesnecklace #hormosirabanksii #seaweed #seaforager #edibleseaweed #oceangifts #urbanforaging #australianseaweed #eatyourneighbourhood #foodmap #oceanfood #yamba #nswbeaches #wildfoodlove #milkwoodbook #milkwoodpermaculture #permacultureprinciples #naturalfood #yambansw #australianbeaches #beachliving

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3 months ago

The dried seaweed is coming along amazing! So much tasty mannit forming on the Sargassum 😋 . . . Mannit is the product of water evaporation bringing the salts and minerals to the surface of the seaweed as it dries. It is the mannit which creates the beautiful umami flavour of the kelp based daishi broth, and the taste sensation that is seaweed flake seasoning 💕 . . . #goldenkelp #eckloniaradiata #sargassum #sargassummuticum #umami #sundried #driedseaweed #foraging #seaweed #edibleseaweed #beachfood #tidaltreasure #foodfromthesea #localfood #bushtucker #edibleplants #milkwoodbook #milkwoodpermaculture #eatyourneighbourhood #foodmap #permacultureprinciples #naturalfood #oceanfood #yamba #northernrivers #nswbeaches #australianbeaches #wildfoodlove #australianseaweed

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3 months ago

More edible seaweed! Sponge Weed (Codium fragile) and Golden Kelp (Ecklonia radiata) 😋🌿🌊 . . . Codium fragile is also known as 'Rat's Feet' and 'Dead Man's Fingers' (much less palitable names! 😅) due to its sponge texture, but it taste *exactly* like fresh oysters, without the slimy texture! We don't use it commercially here in Australia but it's widely used in Europe and Asian cuisine. Best enjoyed fresh, since it disintegrates when cooked 😉 . . . Kelp is the richest known source of natural iodine, and contains more than 60 essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements. It is generally dried before use, which pushes the tasty salts and minerals to the surface to form a thin white bloom of 'mannit' which gives kelp its umami flavour. The dried portions can then be ground to meal and added to salt for seasoning, or used to create 'daishi', a Japanese umami broth which serves as a tasty base for soups. I'm currently sun drying mine since I read the UV helps break down the kelp's tannins to increase its flavour 👍 Seaweed is also an excellent garden fertiliser - read more on the @milkwood_permaculture blog, which is where I learned about its many uses! 💕 . . . #goldenkelp #eckloniaradiata #codium #codiumfragile #umami #daishi #foraging #seaweed #edibleseaweed #beachfood #tidaltreasure #foodfromthesea #localfood #bushtucker #ediblelandscape #edibleplants #eatyourweeds #milkwoodbook #milkwoodpermaculture #eatyourneighbourhood #foodmap #permacultureprinciples #naturalfood #oceanfood #yamba #northernrivers #nswbeaches #australianbeaches #wildfoodlove #australianseaweed

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4 months ago

The Elderflowers have become elderberries. Time for syrups, vinegars and maybe a gin! 😋🌱🍷 . . . I've never felt bad about foraging lots of elderflower or elderberries - they are am invasive weed here in Australia and every bract collected is hundreds of seeds not sown into our native bushland. I collect mine from bushland near Byron Bay on the way up the coast each week. The flowers and ripened black berries are both edible and have a huge number of uses, from champagne and wine to medicine - just remember the green, unripe berries are poisonous and so are the stems and leaves! Check out the @milkwood_permaculture book or blog for more info, which is where I started with this awesome plant 😊💕 . . . #elderflowers #elderberry #sambucus #milkwoodbook #milkwoodpermaculture #sambucusnigra #lowimpactliving #weedsareuseful #elderberrysyrup #elderberrygin #urbanforaging #foragedfinds #foraging #forageforfood #byronbay #byronbayfood #byronbayhinterland #bushfood #forestfood #eatyourweeds #eatyourneighbourhood #foodmap #foodforest #edibleweeds #weedsarefood #wildfood #wildfoodlove

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4 months ago

It's potato #harvest time for neighbor's #farm up here in Panchgani!! Cutting the middle men and buying direct from farmers is one of the best things you can do to support farmers. Farmers are constantly being squeezed on the price they are paid for their produce by middle men and wholesalers. We have come across reports where farmers are being paid 50p (half a rupee) per kg or potatoes. Take a moment and think about that! Seek out a #farmersmarket in your area, they are popping up everywhere in urban centres in #india. When we heard that someone in the area was harvesting and selling their produce we were there; and what a humbling and delightful sight we came up on. This lady cleaning the #spud of the deep red alluvial soil of Panchgani with her bare hands. We are going to relish every gram of the 10kgs sack of #potatoes we purchased!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #sharan #farming #livingofftheland #maharashtra #satara #zostelpanchgani #redsoil #redsoilorganics #permaculturelife #growyourownfood #womeninfarming #womenempowerment #womenpower #permacultureliving #milkwoodpermaculture #travelindia #indiapics #ruralindia #farmerlife #farmlife #grow #soilgrown #underground

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4 months ago

A bit of Sunday pleasure...💕 . ☕ a cup of coffee, 📖 two of my favourite books at the moment, 🎨 a huge A2 225 GSM sketch book 💡inspiration from these Permaculture masters! ✏ my scribbit pencil 📻🎶 and the Triple J Hottest 100 . That's what I love about Permaculture, the constant reviewing, evaluating, redesigning, creating new solutions, reducing energy outputs + + + and so the adventure continues....! . #sundaybreakfast #triplejhottest100 #designfrompatternstodetails #usesmallandslowsolutions #useedgesandvaluethemarginal #creativelyuseandrespondtochange #permaculture #creativesunday #inspiration #creative #theridge #milkwoodpermaculture #retrosuburbia

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4 months ago

Reposting some of nature’s magic, grown by @milkwood_permaculture 🍄 One of the best @ted talks I’ve seen was ‘6 ways mushrooms can save the world’. Seriously check it out 🙌

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4 months ago

A forest of Cunjevoi and Sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca). Sea Lettuce is an edible macro algae found clinging to tidal rockshelves. It tastes lovely with no bitter after taste like I was expecting, but it's... drying?... Kind of like popcorn husks?... When eaten raw. It can also be cooked or dried and used as a seasoning. Just make sure you wash it off first! 🌊⛱️☀️ . . . It likes areas with high nutrient inputs - river mouths, ocean outfalls etc - but will grow quite well in clean fresh water like that on Northern NSW beaches. Always check your surrounds for potential sources of contamination, and be respectful of the sea - don't take too much, use a clean knife and leave the holdfast/anchor intact when harvesting. In NSW it is the only seaweed which may be harvested 'live' - always check your state or country regulations as many places only allow the taking of beach cast seaweeds. See the @milkwood_permaculture blog for more info, which is where I learned about this underutilised resource! . . . #sealettuce #ulva #ulvalactuca #seaweed #seaforager #edibleseaweed #oceangifts #urbanforaging #tasteslikehappy #learning #milkwoodbook #milkwoodpermaculture #eatyourgreens #beachcomber #rockpool #tidaltreasure #northernrivers #nswbeaches #yamba #yambansw #eatyourweeds #foraging #permacultureprinciples #australianseaweed #wildfoodlove

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5 months ago

Turkey Tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor) 🍄😍🦃. . . . Turkey Tail is a beautiful and widespread fungus with (purportedly) strong medicinal qualities once decocted as a tea or tincture. This species occurs in Australia (as well as elsewhere) and is prolific in wet sclerophyll bushland and rainforest where it fruits on decaying wood. Easy to identify and use, it is ideal for foraging and preservation! . . . I first learned about this species from the blog of @milkwood_permaculture 👍 Head over to their web page if you're curious, there's a wealth of info from mushrooms and seaweed to responsible foraging and food preservation. . . . #turkeytailmushroom #trametesversicolor #milkwoodpermaculture #australianfungus #nightwalk #bushlandforaging #mushroomforaging #bushmedicine #wildfood #wildfoodlove #foragedfinds #forestfood #medicinalmushrooms

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5 months ago

We now stock one of my very favourite books of 2018, MILKWOOD 🍃 In the words of @milkwood_permaculture ..it’s full of skills to get you inspired and started on living a handmade, home-grown life. The skills that we learn bind our lives together. Do you want to learn how to grow your own vegetables? Or how to keep bees? How to forage for edible seaweed along the shoreline, or wild greens down by the stream? Maybe you’re curious about growing mushrooms or how to grow the perfect tomato. We invite you to make these skills your own. Designed to be read with a pot of tea by your elbow and a notebook beside you, Milkwood draws on rich seams of knowledge and experience to bring the essence of these five subjects to you in a friendly, let’s-get-going format.

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6 months ago

My wax wrap collection makes for a colourful and useful addition to my kitchen, so I was really excited when a whole page was set aside in the #milkwoodbook for me to draw up the process however I liked. This is what I came up with. If you've been thinking of making some, why not give it a go now? They make for great #wastefreechristmas presents. May your cheeses, breads and left overs be well wrapped in gorgeous fabrics for many years to come ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #permacultureillustrator

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6 months ago

What a weekend! Feeling very inspired and very honoured to have learnt from the biointensive garden master himself @jodiroebuck during a two-day workshop at #melliodora. We can't wait to apply our newfound knowledge to our practices at #geoecofarm... feeling especially excited that #everythingisyoga , learning a lot about conscious movement in the field and gaining invaluable information about ergonomics & economics that will allow us to grow as much nutrient-dense food in our patches as possible to share with our local community. WOW I am feeling excited about the future of farming, the future in general! You don't need a farm to make a difference - every little bit you grow (at home, in pots, on the windowsill, at work.. wherever!) contributes to greater sustainability in this world and works towards regenerating our broken systems, our neglected Earth. Enrich your soil, enrich your little patch, enrich your life x . A massive thank you to @milkwood_permaculture for hosting this workshop, for your hospitality, for spreading the passion; and as always to my farm wife @thepermapixie for introducing me to all this in the first place - you are my constant source of inspiration and I love growing with you in every way 💚

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6 months ago

Mornings by Milkwood.

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7 months 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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7 months 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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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months ago

It's one thing to cut down on #singleuseplastic in your day to day life, but even better to cut it out of special occasions. This picture is based on the almost #wastefree tea and coffee set up that @milkwood_permaculture use for their courses. There are no tea bags, no plastic water bottles, no disposable cutlery, no individually wrapped packets of sugar (I really hate those things), the milk is local and normally bought in bulk, and the honey comes from our very own bees. Scraps go to the chooks, and the used tea leaves and coffee grounds go to the compost. If you run courses, go to courses, or have a tea and coffee table at work or somewhere else, how much waste does it produce? And is there anything you could change?

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8 months ago

Wonderful to participate in an Intro to Permaculture course this weekend @milkwood_permaculture A fabulous course so far, having David Holmgren speak as well as learning about design, soil, principles of Permaculture, energy, growing vegetables and so much more. Today we take a tour of Melliodora and learn more including looking after chickens & worms farms. I’m so glad i am able to be a part of this and look forward to more courses in the future as well as putting practices I’m learning into my own property. A beautiful way to live. #cathsplantsandproduce #permaculture #milkwoodpermaculture #learning #growfood #sustainability #urbanfarmhouse #urbanfarm #urbangardening #kitchengarden #growwhatyoulove #seemyfacebookpage #lovegardening #ilovemygarden 🌱

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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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