You've decided to get chooks for the backyard, and you're ready for all the good stuff your new girls will have to offer. Chickens are wonderful multifunctional additions to any permaculture system. They convert food scraps into nutritious eggs, produce garden fertiliser & assist with insect pest control. They are also friendly, quirky creatures that… Continue reading How to Create a Good Home for Backyard Chickens (The Basics)
A very yummy soup recipe to nourish your body and embrace your zucchini glut (it freezes very well!). Ingredients 5 medium zucchini1-2 tablespoons olive oil1 large onionGarden Bouquet Garni- combination of herbs from the garden (e.g chives, thyme, bay leaves, parsley) in gauze to infuse and remove when cooked2 cups good quality beef stock or consommé… Continue reading Damn Delicious Zucchini Soup
This year we grew sunflowers at our property for the first time. We decided to sow a crop after picking up a few old dried heads from a planting out the front of a local school. Of course, they have been BEAUTIFUL. Sunflowers are absolutely glorious beacons of summer and they have given us a… Continue reading Plants in Permaculture: Sunflowers
Ballarat Permaculture Guild wishes to extend its warmest wishes to all members and friends as we approach the end of 2019. Whatever your beliefs, whether you celebrate or not, we hope you enjoy a peaceful and relaxed end of year break. We look forward to meeting more of you in 2020, whether it be at… Continue reading End of Year Greetings!
Ballarat Permaculture Guild, now in its 10th year, held its 3rd AGM as an incorporated body, on Wednesday 13th November, 2019. There was a great turnout for the meeting and to hear the speakers reporting on the activities of the working party for a new LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) scheme. All committee positions, except… Continue reading BPG AGM
BPG is very proud to present our totally new website. It's been a long road in the making, but we are here finally ... Click heading to read more
BPG runs an annual Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and has graduated at least 100 new permies since 2012. We're still collating figures for the ones prior to that but the first one that ran in 2008 had 40 participants, so it's possible the total figure is closer to 200! We do smaller classes these days… Continue reading Permaculture Design Course
Ballarat Community Garden held their annual harvest festival on Sunday March 4 and it was a great day as usual! BPG had a stall promoting The Hidden Orchard.
Darren Doherty is coming to Ballarat to teach keyline! International permaculture educator Darren Doherty will be leading a one day workshop on the practical applications of P.A Yeomans Keyline approach to farm planning and water management.
The tomatoes are ripening at the rate of knots, the leaves on my grapevine are beginning to turn yellow and the chickens are moulting.