Wicking Beds

Creating our new wicking bed POD

20 Feb , 2016  

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We are grateful to Wine & Dine’m Catering for hosting a wicking bed pod behind their offices in Woollongabba. These 8 self watering wicking beds are made from food grade IBC tanks.  We got the idea and instructions from our new friend Rob from Rob Bob’s Backyard Farming. This project was created over 4 weekends.  […]

Planting Day

POD0 Planting Day

8 Nov , 2015  

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What a superb turn out of volunteers to our first planting day. With over 70 plants placed in 10 garden beds we successfully tested all our processes and procedures for our Earth Based Pod design.

Green Waste Program

Green Waste Program

17 Oct , 2015  

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We are pleased to say that since Thursday 8 October 2015, we have collected 16 bins with 254 kg of green waste supplied by our supporters Top Spot Fruit Mart and Wine & Dine’m Catering. From this we fed the chooks, all the worm farms and used the rest in the new composts.  

Gardening

Day at the Pod

17 Oct , 2015  

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We had a great day today making an extra 2 compost piles.     Looks like some visitors dropped by to say hi… Now to prep area 1 with an additional raised bed. Lastly, time to prep area 2 for our upcoming working bee. This has a new fence and is ready for creating no […]

Composting

Compost Day

10 Oct , 2015  

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What a big week. We have formally commenced our ‘Green Waste Program” added a new supporter (Top Spot Fruit Mart at Aspley) and now making compost with all the items we have been collecting. Below you will see coffee grounds from Black Sheep, Food scraps from Wine & Dine’m Catering and Top Spot Fruit Mart, […]

Gardening

Pumpkins and melons

6 Oct , 2015  

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These pumpkin and watermelon seedlings are from our nursery that blew down in the last storm. These are being planted in the food forest area to provide a heap of ground cover to build up the organic matter and hopefully produce a lot of pumpkins and watermelons in the coming months. With Betty making the […]

Gardening

Zucchini trellis

6 Oct , 2015  

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Our mini working bee to put a trellis on the zucchini for vertical growing. This should get all the plants growing up instead of on the ground and covering other crops.

Gardening

Our babies, how quick they grow!

6 Oct , 2015  

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Wow, Look at these lovely beans. The Kale, silver beet and bok choy are coming up nicely also. The cabbage should be ready in a few weeks.

Worms

More worms to the mix

6 Oct , 2015  

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Our mate Casey called us up on the weekend and had more worms for us to collect. In total now we have 9 active worm farms. Worm farms are vital to breaking down compost and providing excellent quality soil back into the planting cycle. Most of the soil were we are located is clay based […]