9 reasons to go organic – Conscious Green Mama

Scientists have developed complicated systems to describe different soil qualities. These systems are often foreign and can cause confusion for anyone who simply wants to create a backyard farm or beautiful garden. Creating and caring for the soil is not a complicated science, but a relatively simple activity that can produce healthy and productive gardens…

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How to make a Keyhole Garden

My mama started making keyhole beds after she read “Mandala gardens: a booklet for Permaculture gardeners” by Robyn Francis. At this time we were living at Ecocentro IPEC so we had lots of space to experiment with creating keyhole gardens. I have memories of munching parsley and playing games with my friends in the ‘huge’…

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Lessons learnt in my permaculture garden

Four months after building my garden I have had many pleasant surprises. My garden is pumping out vegetables and herbs. A bountiful spring harvest! Too many to eat, I have been sharing cucumbers, beans, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, beetroot, eggplant and so many greens with my neighbours and friends. Such abundance! Growing my own food brings…

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How to make a insect hotel for your garden

There are some 10 quintillion insects buzzing around the planet at this moment. They are the largest biomass of the terrestrial animal on the planet and play an extremely important role in keeping us alive. Insects spend their time pollinating the flowering plants and trees, which produces most of the food we eat. Some of…

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Funky Fridge? Make A Natural Fertiliser

I’m the sort of person that easily forgets certain leftovers and opened jars in the fridge. So of course things start to get a little funky. Instead of throwing things straight in the compost bin I try and take the time to make a natural fertiliser with some of the stinky fridge ingredients. A natural…

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Kids gardening – How to artcycle old pots

I love upcycling! It saves me money and I reduce the amount of things that go into the landfill.  I avoid excessive rubbish and essentially I won’t consume raw materials that are costing the earth. Waste “Did you know that Australia is the second highest producer of waste per person in the world at approximately…

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Urban Potatoes Rock!

Now, there is something truly delicious about roasted potatoes with rosemary. It has to be one of my favourite baked dishes 🙂 So naturally I wanted to have the experience of growing my own organic potatoes. Unfortunately potatoes have gained a bit of a bad reputation due to the common habit of deep frying them.…

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