Nurtured Life Blog

nurture  [nur-cher]  /ˈnəːtʃə/

verb.    to nourish, cherish, cultivate, care, develop, educate, protect, sustain, encourage, inspire, promote, stimulate, boost, enrich, strengthen, embrace, value, revere, honour, treasure, love.

The word nurture is such an enormous hug that lifts me up and supports me to become the very best version of myself.  So, without any hesitation, the thought of living a nurtured life inspires me to learn, curate, integrate, evolve and share the kaleidoscope of living wisdom available to us.

I hope that in some small way I’ll positively touch your life, and that my life choices will create a ripple effect that nurtures me, my family, friends, community, and our living planet. 

The aim of this online collectanea is to inspire you to also live a nurtured life.

Please pour yourself a warm cup of tea and find a comfy spot to read the topics that interest you most.

Curator of Living Wisdom

Recent Posts


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 wildlife along the seasonal creek.

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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 program and you’ll experience diverse teaching approaches, expertise, permaculture systems, property sizes, climates and bioregions.

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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.

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Tibicos or Water Kefir

Tibicos, or Water Kefir grains, feast on sugar water and produce a beverage that’s full of friendly bacteria and yeasts. Compared to Kombucha, Tibicos is much less acidic, giving it a milder flavour that’s often preferred by children.

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Debbie Bassingthwaighte is a teacher, facilitator and mentor who aspires to live her very best life.  Her passion is to nurture and celebrate the unique and limitless potential of every learner, and to inspire you to live a nurtured life.


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