Category Archives: Permaculture Gardening

Reducing Food Waste with Worm Farms: Trialing the Hungry Bin

Reducing Food Waste with Worm Farms: Trialing the Hungry Bin

Zero waste is all about circular living. It’s often talked about in terms of the circular economy (which is the ideal and the one we want to work towards) as opposed to the linear economy (which is the one we have now). The idea is that materials and resources should cycle, being reused or repurposed… Continue Reading

How We Started an Urban Food Tree Project

How We Started an Urban Food Tree Project

Ever since we first moved to our suburb 18 months ago, I had my eye on the rather sad looking patch of land at the corner of the street.  Despite the weeds and bare nothingness (excluding the few surviving melaleuca trees around the edge), all I could see was the epic potential. Wouldn’t it be… Continue Reading

10+ Practical Ideas for Eco-Friendly Plant Pots

10+ Practical Ideas for Eco-Friendly Plant Pots

I started my plastic-free life back in 2012 and my gardening life long before that. When it comes to plastic-free gardening, though, I’m still a relative newbie. We lived in an upstairs apartment for our first few zero waste years, so there was no garden to practice with. We’ve been living in our new place,… Continue Reading

Permaculture Principles for Modern (Zero Waste) Living

Permaculture Principles for Modern (Zero Waste) Living

Have you heard of permaculture? Founded by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s, permaculture was the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. The term came from “permanent agriculture.” Let me tell you, it’s actually about a lot more than gardening. Since the 1970s, the idea has expanded and grown,… Continue Reading

Establishing an Organic Vegetable Garden (Progress in Pictures)

Establishing an Organic Vegetable Garden (Progress in Pictures)

It’s no secret that I love food, and I love growing my own food even more. There’s nothing more satisfying than eating something freshly picked; there’s no unnecessary single-use plastic packaging when we grow our own; and we can’t get more local than our own back yards. Not everyone has a garden, true. When I… Continue Reading

Zero Waste (+ Plastic-Free) Gardening

Zero Waste (+ Plastic-Free) Gardening

I may have got to grips with plastic-free living and the zero waste lifestyle when it comes to inside the home, but when it comes to the garden, I’m a plastic-free newbie. Having lived in an upstairs apartment with little more than a balcony for the last four years, I haven’t really needed to think… Continue Reading