The Living Sofa Project

The Living Sofa Project makes everyone smile. It began with a simple phrase “Everything will garden in the end. So why wait for the end? Garden everything!” The Living Sofa Project attempts to send the message in a soft and fun way, that we are nature and ultimately will return to nature. Old sofas have been…

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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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Fun gardens to make with kids

There are many things we can do to encourage children to enjoy nature. Growing a garden is one of them. Making it fun is another. Choosing the right garden could be your secret weapon in getting the kids out in nature. Upcycling is the new buzz word. It’s the process of transforming by-products, waste materials,…

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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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Vertical Pallet Gardens

I’ve seen plenty of vertical pallet gardens in coffee shops and I’ve always wanted to make my own. Pallets are usually readily available and are either free or cheap to buy. I picked mine up from a local agro/garden shop. They were free as they were a little broken. I have really enjoyed transforming pallets…

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Basic points of building an urban chicken coop

When I was growing up in Brazil at the Ecocentro IPEC, I had a little black chicken. My chicken followed me everywhere, and when my mum wasn’t watching, I would let her into my room at night to sleep under my bed. She would stay in my room until she laid an egg on my…

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Turn your old barbecue into a seedling table

Have you ever noticed how many barbecue grills are left out on the curb side in your neighbourhood?  So many people leave their old barbecues on their front lawn hoping that someone will take it ‘away’. So naturally when I moved into my house the old tenants left a broken barbecue grill in the backyard. Australia…

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