Permaculture Convergence – Progam, Tours, Courses and more announced

The Fourteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC14) is being held in Canberra 15-19 April 2018. We have just released details of the program which include keynote addresses from:

  • Mariam Issa
  • Tammi Jonas
  • David Holmgren
  • Charles Massey and
  • Bruce Pascoe

But, that’s not all, there are a huge, huge range of other speakers involved in the convergence – see them all here.

There are 4 days of talks, keynote, interactive workshops and … CONTINUE READING

The garden is abundant!

A bit of cooler weather has settled things down in the garden, although the grasshoppers are still trying to have a feast.

The garden is abundant, so apart from fresh lamb and chicken this week (as well as the last of the been in the freezer), we’ll have:

  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Broadbeans (yes, really)
  • Salad Mix
  • Stir-Fry Greens
  • Spring Onions
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Kale
  • Beetroot
  • and Blackberries – yum.

We’ll also have chilled Kombucha … CONTINUE READING

Yummy Beef, Awesome Chicken and Delicious Lamb – plus veg!

Fresh this week – what a choice – organic beef, pastured chicken and organic lamb.

We’ll have chicken and beef at Queanbeyan and then lamb also available at Bungendore and Southside – if you would like something specific please let us know.

On the veggie front this week we have:

  • Dutch Cream Potatoes $5/bag
  • Tomatoes $5/bag
  • Very limited Salad Mix $3/bag
  • Stir-Fry Greens $3/bag
  • Brown Onions $3/bunch
  • Limited Radishes $3/bunch
  • Zucchini 4 for $3
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Introduction to Permaculture 17-18 February

Ticket sales close Tomorrow (Wednesday 14th February).  Scroll to the bottom of the page to purchase.

You will learn how permaculture principles can enable you to create a sustainable, regenerative lifestyle in the city, a large block or on a farm by looking at energy flows and systems for design.

This introductory course will expose you to the principles and systems used in permaculture and will also provide you with the insight into the possibilities of transitioning to a small holding, farm or rural community. It is also the first weekend of a modular series of CONTINUE READING

Book Now: Australasian Permaculture Convergence 2018 in Canberra 15-19 April

Bookings Close 31 March unless sold out prior

Register now for APC14 — find prices below for the convergence and accommodation options.

 

Keynote speakers have been confirmed as David Holmgren, Tammi Jonas, Charles Massy and Bruce Pascoe –find out more

These are just some of the suggestions for presentations for APC – sessions confirmed so far

  • Accelerate succession in the Global Permaculture Community – Learning from the Pioneers.
  • Fast Tracking Change with Social Permaculture
  • Jumping into Action
  • Creative Permaculture Education is Positive Change in Action
  • Sharing Circles for Connected Folk
  • Cultivating your Group Ecology
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Bungendore Community Bank announced as Major Sponsor for Harvest Festival

Bungendore Community Bank Major Sponsor for Harvest Festival

The Bungendore Community Bank is the Major Sponsor for the Bungendore Harvest Festival in 2018 committing $4,500 to help ensure the success of the event. This is a weekend of celebration of food, fibre and farming from 16-18 March. Local farms, artisanal producers and businesses are featured with events across the weekend in Bungendore and surrounds.

“We are excited that the Bungendore Community Bank has come on board as the major sponsor and feel it is a great fit to help connect and grow the community in Bungendore” says Penny Kothe of … CONTINUE READING

The good news, and the bad (not soo bad)

The good news comes in multiple formats:

We will have FRESH Hillside Pastured Chicken for all three markets this week – Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Southside.

PLUS we have FRESH, organic, grass-fed yearling Beef – you really can’t get better than that.

On the veggie front we’ll have:

  • Potatoes
  • Radishes ( like really awesome ones 🙂
  • Onions
  • Zucchini
  • Tomato
  • Spring Onion
  • Celery
  • Salad Mix
  • Stir-Fry Greens
  • Garlic
  • Squash
  • Kale

and probably other stuff I’m yet to … CONTINUE READING

Fresh Beef, Hillside Pastured Chicken, Zucchinis and Tomatoes and more

It’s official, the zucchinis are in fine form, the tomatoes are starting to boom and the cucumbers just starting to fruit.

We had a lovely 25mm of rain over the weekend – whew! What a blessing – better than none and better than 75mm our friends had and lost fences!

We’ve put a body of beef in to the butcher, but it won’t be ready until the markets on Saturday, so you’ll have to hold … CONTINUE READING

The Garlic Olympics at Bungendore

Well, the great garlic olympics in Bungendore (read the garlic entries at the Bungendore Show) are over for another year.

Congratulations to Simone Dilkara who took out first and second place (who does that?) And our own Penny Kothe took out third.

We agreed that actually it was a credit to the gorgeous compost from Lantasia Compost, our neighbours at Caroola Farm.

However, in true growing style, a number of other categories were entered … CONTINUE READING

Talk about heat stress

We had a slight reprieve from the heat yesterday, thankfully, but it’s been a big week of stress – on us, but more so on the plants.

39 degrees in the shade means it can be over 50 degrees in the garden, and with water in short supply the only answer is hand watering the plants that need it most – which of course is the seedlings…

Thankfully the zucchinis decided to keep on keeping strong, and the tomatoes also love the heat, so we will have limited supply of both of these at the markets this week.

The greens … CONTINUE READING