Permaculture

So many seeds so little time

May 15, 2018 // 4 Comments

During my Organic Market Gardening course, our instructor often talked about “opening up a new field”. It sounded so exciting, even though we covered how much work it [...]

The Green Path

May 10, 2018 // 12 Comments

So with the first rains hopefully not too far away, the time has come to plant the pathways at Dreamland. Before we get ducks and chooks at Dreamland – planned for the [...]

Autumn hues

April 19, 2018 // 4 Comments

No long stories today – just a photo essay of our goings-ons as we go through the brief patch of autumn between our long summer and long winter. We are still having nice [...]

Every time I plant a seed

April 12, 2018 // 3 Comments

What you got that I don’t know? The contents of commercially available potting and seedling mixes include wetting agents, slow release fertilisers, growth stimulants and [...]

Christmas came very early

April 5, 2018 // 3 Comments

Some problems we seem to solve relatively quickly, once we observe them, research some solutions and usually put in a bit of effort. But some challenges, on the other hand, [...]

Bush tucker frenzy

March 22, 2018 // 2 Comments

I think it’s important to incorporate some local fruits and other edibles, as well as other beneficial local plants in the garden. Some of these produce some really [...]

Introducing some silver

March 8, 2018 // 2 Comments

About this time last year, when we started articulating our goals for Dreamland, we already said that in 2018 we were going to introduce more beneficial animals into our [...]

No-dig beds at Dreamland

March 2, 2018 // 2 Comments

Somehow all our raised beds at Homeland are full. Not 100% productively full – some straggly tomatoes are not quite finished yet, some pumpkins and squash are still bearing [...]

Boon companions

February 19, 2018 // 1 Comment

A boon companion is one’s close or closest friend, especially someone with whom one enjoys spending time or sharing activities. This post is a brief photo essay how some [...]