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All I wanted for Christmas was worms - the garden variety. I got my wish and two months later the worm farm I got from my lovely man is still functioning and I have not as yet killed off the guys...

Week without waste day 6

Our council accepts plastic bottle caps as part of their recycling program but I understand this is not the case at all local council waste management programs. At any rate, they can always be...
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Moss painting

I love this idea - painting a wall with moss to create more greenery. If you want to make your own moss wall, the folks at 'Oh Montreal' did a great article about creating a moss wall...
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Katy’s Lebanese Falafel Recipe

For the past 12 years or so I’ve been going to see a lovely Lebanese lady called Katy, for lovely lady things, performed in the traditional Lebanese manner, using lemons and sugar. Over those...
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Weed Dating

  Photo courtesy capitolromance.com Weed Dating = weeding + speed dating Finding that special someone to share your life with is hard work. So is weeding. Why not combine the two? That is just...
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A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama

At this time of year in Melbourne, as spring begins to look more like summer, I spend a lot of time wandering around the garden, talking to myself. While it may seem aimless to an observer, I’m...
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Our challenge: A Week without waste! Day 1

We've signed up to be part of the City of Moreland's Zero Waste for a Week challenge. As the name suggests, the challenge is to live for a week without producing waste (besides that which can be...
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Fluffy plants

Falling in love with these knitted and crochet plants I keep seeing everywhere. A great winter addition to the house. Here are some pics of my favourite fluffy plants... Best of all no watering...
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A Growing Community – West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts unexpressed – that can make this life a garden. The above quote is attributed to...
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Now that I’ve moved into an apartment for the first time there are lots of things I have to learn how to do differently. Up until now I’ve been in houses with either compost bins or worm...
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