Last Saturday it rained at moy pocket. At the family farm we hosted around twenty intrepid land for wildlife enthusiasts who were there to explore the astounding bush regeneration project that my parents, especially my tireless mama, have devoted themselves to ever since we moved to the clapped out ex-dairy subdivision in the early 1980s. […]
Recently, I was fortunate to be part of the first ever working bee/farm tour organised by the amazing food co-op I’m a member of. We visited our main supplier, a farm just a handful of kilometres away from where we all live, on a cold, rain-sodden mid-April morning. Farmer Darren walked us around parts of the farm. We learnt […]
The last few weeks have been about re-starting my balcony garden. When I moved house a few years ago, I got caught up in other priorities and never got a proper balcony gardening happening. The main obstacle for me was that buying all the components from a hardware mega-store (potting soil, mulch, compost, etc) seemed to counteract the goodness of growing food. […]
I’m still in search of a good word for the act of photography. ‘Taking photos’ sounds as little thieving, and ‘making photos’ is at least a little bit pretentious. Whatever I call it, I’ve been doing a little lately, and here are a few of my favourites. There’s plenty more at my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tillymarie/. I would love to know what you think.
Apparently microgreens are the new sprout. To see what it’s all about, I’ve started growing some. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Growing Medium: Made a soil mix of (no idea about quantities, must remember to write stuff down) coconut peat, seed raising mix, compost, and innoculated biochar (with natrakelp and worm juice). My reading suggests you […]
I now have a landing full of weaving material, thanks to a bountiful trip into the Mary Valley. Banana fibre, cat’s claw creeper and some other weed vines are mounded up ready for making stuff this week. The car trip home smelt so good, and this week feels full of possibility.
I’ve had several sprout-growing eras. I embrace sprouting for a while and then it tends to become cumbersome, I tend to become negligent, sprouts tend to moulder into a stinky mess…and I wander dejectedly away from sprouting for a couple of years. Right now I’m in another sprouting golden age. They’re growing well, I crave […]
Shopped at the most inspiring little market yesterday, in a tiny Mary Valley town called Dagun. This market is a testament to community resilience, re-emerging as it has from the distraction, exhaustion and trauma that ravished the Mary Valley during the Queensland Government’s campaign to submerge it under a mega-dam in the mid-2000s. You can see more about those years by clicking here. The […]
Oh what a wonderful idea! At South Bank Herb Garden in the midst of Brisbane, people can harvest herbs from a public garden. Where else could food grow? What scale of transformation could be achieved? I love this, and can’t wait to be in Brisbane next to feel it and smell it directly.