Garden Insights

Visit Madingley and have the opportunity to see various vegetable, fruit and herb gardens, pots and wicking beds. There’s an integrated poultry and small orchard system (with heritage chickens, Muscovy ducks, geese, guinea fowl and a peacock), native beehives, a small propagation area, worm farm, and abundant birds and native...

PDC Exchange

I’m excited to be a teacher member of the PDC Exchange that offers a collaborative Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). This is a modular, multi-location, internship-based PDC program, so as a student you’ll be able to complete a full PDC at your choice of various participating locations throughout Australia. It’s flexible...

Prepare Your Patch

Start thinking about all your options to prepare your plot: * Looking at Patterns in Nature * Designing for Water and Irrigation * Integrating Permaculture Principles * Approaches to Garden Spaces and Styles

Plan Your Plot

Are you wondering where to start in planning your plot? Or do you want to design and extend the gardens you already have? If so, this practical session will focus on basic planning concepts and inspiration for your plot design.

Keeping Backyard Chooks

On Saturday morning 12 October I've been asked to present a workshop for Simple Living Toowoomba from 10am to 12 noon. My topic is Keeping Backyard Chooks. I love to watch contented chickens as they help me create an abundant edible garden, so I hope you can join me as...

Native Bee Keeping

Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? In this 3-hour practical workshop, entomologist Dr Tim Heard will teach the basics of how to become a native bee keeper.

Refreshing Ferments

Join me in my kitchen for a delicious afternoon of hands-on fermenting. You’ll learn everything you need to make your own delicious Kombucha, Jun Tea and Tibicos (Water Kefir) for your family and friends to enjoy.  We’ll explore the full brewing process, and you’ll head home ready to start making...