For a while now in the sunny state of New South Wales there’s been a duo who’s name has been synonymous with permaculture. Milkwood, comprised of partners in business and in life, Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar, have made it their life’s work to educate and build community.
Wonderfully fragrant, rosemary is a versatile garden herb. In a bid to grow our own, we caught up with Sydney horticulturist Jon Kingston, who runs City Garden Wise, works for The Edible Balcony, and volunteers at the Wayside Chapel rooftop garden, to gather tips on how to propagate this popular botanical.
There’s certainly no shortage of studies purporting the fact that gardening is a good contributor to happiness – which goes a long way to explain the perpetual smile that graces the face of Mat Pember, founder of Little Veggie Patch Co.
There’s a whole lot of magic to be found while wandering through a local pine forest – from the crunchy brown needles and pine cones strewn across the forest floor, the dappled light that dances through the slightly gnarled straight and narrow trees and the peace and quiet that pervades the infinite space.
Not one for the impatient among us, garlic is however a relatively easy crop to grow. Left in the ground (or pot) for around eight months, with a little water and good soil you’ll have your own supply of chemical-free homegrown garlic by the time late spring rolls around. And now’s the time to plant.