How to convert your trash bin into a worm farm

We were lucky enough to find an old rolling rubbish bin and decided to repurpose it into another worm farm. Trash bins are a great way to collect worm juice and castings in a vertical space. The bins can readily be found in tip and junk shops. When choosing a bin make sure that the lid […]

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Why a worm farm is a great homeschooling activity

The squiggly worm is loved by some and unfortunately feared by most! Yet the worm is one of our best allies. Who would be crazy enough to study worms for forty years, well Charles Darwin of course. Teaching children to care for worms not only helps the planet but helps us too! Worms create free […]

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How to make a perfumed night garden

With this intense heat, night gardens are making a comeback.  A walk through a garden in the light of the full moon can be magical, cooling and definitely relaxing. The smells that are released by some plants can take you to another realm instantly. Night gardens can become backyard detox zones designed to be appreciated in […]

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How to make a herb spiral

If you are looking for something to do over the holidays, why not make a herb spiral. A herb spiral is a classic piece in a permaculture garden. The herb spiral is traditionally positioned as close as possible to the kitchen for easy access to herbs for meal making or medicinal teas. The spiral also celebrates […]

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How to make a labyrinth garden

A labyrinth is different to a maze. You enter a maze to loose yourself and a labyrinth to find yourself. The philosophy of a labyrinth is that there is no choice along the way. The only decision is whether you enter it and trust that the path will lead you to your goal. With their ageless […]

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How to make a Mandala Garden

The word mandala comes from Sanskrit and means holy, magical or sacred circle. Humans have always used mandalas. The Mayan calendar, the medicine wheel of the First Nation, Stone Henge, the Celtic spirals and the Tibetan wheel had symbols originated in mandalas. The mandala symbolizes the whole, the coordinated cycles of time and space, uniting the […]

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How to compost for waste free living

Compost is an art form based on science. It’s the end product of decomposed organic material. Anything that once lived such as leaves, trees, animals, even animal poop will naturally start to decompose. In time it will resemble the soil upon which it lies. Nature will take approximately 400 years to make 2cm of soil. […]

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