Cocoa PNG

This project is my main focus for 2018 and 2019. It follows a life changing family trip to Papau New Guinea in December 2016. During our trip we met with some of the isolated villagers on the Sepik River who depend on cocoa to have the means to access medicine and education for themselves and…

Natural Building Techniques

This weekend workshop will be taught by civil engineer Mike Saunders who has hands-on experience in building his own natural home on a farm near Uniondale. The “natural” in natural materials implies that the materials have not been processed industrially and have retained their essential nature. Natural building uses available geological and biological materials. Geological…

Great Compost in 18 Days

This 18-day compost system is an easy and efficient way to produce nutrient rich food for your garden.  With consistent effort and careful monitoring you’ll have some really great homemade compost. What you will need: a garden fork enough compostable material to create a pile 1.5m high and 1m in diameter (made up of 1/3 a variety of…

Banana Circle

Why it works so well The design is basically a circular swale, and it works well because there’s only one place to mulch, feed and water, which serves many plants. It’s a good spot to put all your kitchen scraps, to use as a handy compost heap, and it can also take cardboard, paper and…