Sunday, September 25, 2011
The PepperTree Community Nusery is a volunteer-powered, local green initiative bringing affordable, sustainably grown plants to the backyards, schools and community gardens of Moreland and beyond.
Spring has Sprung and we have been preparing over 18 varieties of heirloom tomatoe seedlings for this moment: Saturday, Oct 1st from 10 - 12noon! Veggie seedlings, edible perennials, Australian Natives, spectacular succulents and plants for challenging spaces... we have a diverse range, including the "interesting and usual".
This Swap Saturday at PepperTree Place includes the monthly Coburg Home-grown Edibles Swap along with offerings from the Cafe Cooperative (fresh baked goods and real coffee, by-donation) so come and bask in the sun, enjoy the gardens, snack on a carrot while sipping your coffee! Meet great people and help build a strong and vibrant garden community in Moreland.
Contact: info(at)kildonan.org.au or phone 0431 494 773
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
We would like to advise that the original post regarding the closure of the Ilma Lever Gardens has been removed from our website in response to concerns expressed by Disabled Motorists Australia (DMA) who felt it misrepresented information related to the Ilma Lever Gardens.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Have a drink of mulled wine and meet the folks hosting the screening at the accompanying yummy honey tasting.
TUESDAY 4TH OCTOBER AT 6PM
AT ROSS HOSUE, 4TH FLOOR HAYDEN RAYSMITH ROOM
247 FLINDERS LANE
Entry by donation - all proceeds will go towards environmental action!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Ok so I've been introduced to a pretty amazing woman Kirsten and her social enterprise: Eaterprises and thought I would post this as a network opportunity.
My understanding is that Eaterprises is working towards a fairer, more sustainable and more resilient food system. The opportunity in September is to buy "delightful organic permaculturey citrus fruits" grown in country Victoria. Eaterprises will pick and move the quantity of fruit that has a loving home and we get to collect it from one of two locations around the corner from Moreland (Thornbury and Melb Uni).
It may surprise you to know that many common urban weed species of Melbourne are edible and can provide valuable and nutritious fresh food.
Join Very Edible Gardens and learn to enjoy dandelion, sow thistle, mallow, amaranth, wild onions, wild celery, stinging nettle and many more (with seasonal variation).
Monday, September 5, 2011
Practical Permaculture from Preston - sustainable, organic gardening info & more - Deep Green Permaculture
|Collage - Deep Green Permaculture|
It's a challenge finding trustworthy voices on the internet with so many websites serving so many agendas.
For me, Deep Green Permaculture is one of those trustworthy voices. I don't go there every day but I do go back, for ideas and solutions, inspiration and reassurance.
Put together by a dedicated, active, engaged Permaculture practitioner who lives in Preston (making it very locally relevant to those of us in Moreland), it's a "guide for everyone out there who wants to learn about creating their own sustainable, organic gardens".