Breaking news: We are now known as Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap and are swapping at Glen Park Oaks Community Garden as of May 2015. If you have stumbled upon here, please head over to our website at permacultureswap.wordpress.com. It has all the goodies migrated from here plus more. This site is just an archive/history. Welcome to … Continue reading Welcome!
Our first food swap at Glen Park Oaks Community Garden! Look at all the wonderful goodies! 2 things to note. I've found out that the persimmons on offer are the astringent type which means that it needs to ripen till very soft before you can scoop out to eat, as opposed to eating like an … Continue reading May 2015 Swap
Raw and fermented food and beverage is the trend now so I might as well hitch a ride 🙂 Actually, one of the swappers has requested me to write about this as she has excess to share but can't describe/explain what they are. So here I am writing from what I can find online, and … Continue reading Fermented tea, anyone?
The challenge closed Monday 20th April and I've been mulling over which entries to pick for voting. So here they are... Option A - From Joan and it was the very first entry Cut the bottom out of a few old, large buckets and almost bury each one vertically in the ground. Add mainly kitchen … Continue reading Recycling challenge finalists
We've recently been talking about change at church and I suppose no one can escape change even though we tend to dislike it (that's me!). As you may already know, we are starting at a new venue (Glen Park Community Garden) in May 2015 and our resources will have to be updated to reflect that … Continue reading Name change
Our neighbours were downsizing and we inherited a set of Ikea solid wood bed slats from their storage. The wood can make a good shelving unit but we ended up with this 'box' which could very well be a pretty planter box, although I made it a seat / storage box. It is quite simple … Continue reading Bed slats need not be flat
Here's a quick visual update of the latest swap! Please take note that the next swap will be the 1st Saturday in May and we will be at our new venue in Glen Park Community Garden, Bayswater North. See you there!
Just a short post to update on our next swap date. It will NOT be the 1st Saturday of April. We have moved it to coincide with the Earth Hour event which will be Saturday 28 March 2015 6.45-8pm at Maroondah Federation Estate, Ringwood. For more info about the local Earth Hour event, please check … Continue reading Earth Hour Event
They say that the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray...well this definitely applies to me regarding our March recycling challenge. I had grand plans to create a big worm farm out of an old refrigerator - I had seen a video on an old episode of Gardening Australia and was inspired to … Continue reading Finishing off the challenge…
Just a short post today to tie in with the recycling challenge and guess what? It's more about plastic milk bottles! I watched this video featured on The Permaculture Research Institute "A DIY Guide to Wicking Beds" and read about the media-less wicking beds. And then I thought that we could use those plastic milk bottles … Continue reading Plastic milk bottles wicking bed?
We had a beautiful autumn day with lots of produce being swapped. We relocated a short distance to the undercover area which was more spacious and had better shelter. Don't know why I didn't think to use that space before...