Sustainable House Day Darwin

Sustainable house day is in Darwin and its on Sunday 8th September. This day show cases new designs and retro fit suburban houses that have features making them more sustainable through power and water use and in some cases, like our place creating sustainablility through community. There are 5 houses around the Darwin and Northern…

A Taste of The Tiwi- part two

The Tiwi islands really are a beautiful place and our time with the rangers was fantastic. Amongst other projects we also visited another farm near Milakarpati, this community has a barge less often and so fresh food is not as regularly received  The farm is owned by Tiwi enterprises and supplies food to the shop at…

A Taste of Tiwi

The Tiwi islands are just 80 km north of Darwin and in many ways a world away.  The islands consist of 2 islands- Bathurst (smaller) and Melville (larger) and have and always will be owned and governed by the Tiwi people, the land is split into 8 areas that are run by 8 family groups….

Saturday- Cycle for your supper! (the chicken crossed the road)Day 6

Well the day started with a meeting, and then another meeting (all food and community garden related) and tempted by great fair trade coffee and cakes at the amazing Mulch Pit and Frilies I resisted untiI I got home to make this salad, it turned out be very delicious and made up on the spot- Cucumbers, pineapple, lime…

Day one food challenge

Well luckily today was a holiday, so time for food for thought, or thought for food. I started the day by laying out the goodies for the week to feed myself and Jon. There is quite a lot of food there, maybe not too many fillers. Along the way we will swap produce with friends and also…

Food Care Share- Coconuts the key to survival

So in view of our up and coming local food challenge week, (only eat food produced within 100 miles for the week- no exceptions!) a food care share was planned on Easter Sunday, just before our week of as much local food as possible. Muni and I started the day at the Rapid Creek markets…

Let’s Go To Lakeside!

I have posted here before about Lakeside Drive Community Garden before. It is an amazing garden on Lakeside Drive, near Alawa, Rapid Creek and Milner. The garden is open to everyone, it was started by a student group at CDU and is developing with growing community involvement. I am now doing some work for the…

Transition Towns film night

A Great film about a movement creating community. At the Groove in Nightcliff. Come along to find out more. In association with Lakeside Drive Community GArden and Cool Mob

Permaculture Ukelele

A friend of mine, Charlie, who truly believes in permaculture, has raised money to produce a great rocking ukelele album all about the principles of permaculture.. He has performed some of these funky tunes at Woodford Folk Festival and The Eclipse festival. He is recording the album right now to spread the word. You can donate if…