We don't drink a lot of milk but we still have a 2L plastic milk bottle to throw into the recycling bin once a week. I guess it's not too bad that it's getting recycled and not going to landfill but I still felt compelled to find a better way of reusing them till they … Continue reading Repurposing milk or water bottles to irrigate your garden
Who would have thought we would be Willing Workers On an Organic Farm? That's what we did on Saturday and we are looking forward to returning again! Where? A little bit of history of where we were. Beenak House is a mud brick farmhouse set in 40 acres of bush bordering Beenak State Forest. The … Continue reading WWOOFers for a day
Sometimes it takes someone from the outside to be able to see inside. I was told that we do more than just swap food, so our name (Croydon Food Swap) doesn't do us justice. My immediate response was that we don't do any 'Permaculture' at our swaps. Well, it looks like I opened my mouth too … Continue reading Permaculture at work – Inside out or Outside in?
Here's the 2nd part (see Part 1 here) of our swap on Saturday when Ros showed us how to make and decorate willow wreaths. I suppose I could say that there are 101 things to do with Willow tree branches but they won't be covered here. This is what we were attempting to make... And … Continue reading 2 things to do with Willow tree branches
What a great gathering we had! The weather was really kind to us; there was even sunshine to enjoy. It was buzzing with activity and we were spoilt for choice. There are many photos so I'll break it into 2 posts with a 2nd post on our wreath making. Have a look at what we … Continue reading November 2014 Swap