Milkwood Permaculture

New Allan Savory Podcast and Free Webinar

We are getting pretty excited about welcoming Allan Savory to Australia in a couple of weeks to enliven a discussion about how Holistic Management can play a key role in our future land regeneration strategies. In anticipation of his upcoming Aussie tour, Allan just recorded a podcast over at The Wellness Couch. It’s great to see the concepts of Holistic Management getting discussed in forums beyond straight-up agriculture, because, after […]

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Edible Forest Gardens Author Dave Jacke is Coming to Australia

Milkwood are proud to announce Dave Jacke is coming to Australia in March to share his extensive knowledge in designing both urban and rural regenerative food, fiber and community systems, using forest ecologies as a model. This is a special chance to learn from a world leading permaculturalist and forest ecology designer, thinker and teacher.

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Making Labneh (Yoghurt Cheese Balls) with Nadia

by Kirsten Bradley Nadia Lawton, master labneh maker (amongst many, many other things) Labneh is a very easy to make and tasty cheese made of strained yoghurt, that can be stored in a jar of olive oil on the shelf. Cheese meets yoghurt meets olive oil meets extended shelf life (without refrigeration). And darn yummy. I’m in!

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Applied Watershed Restoration Expert Coming to Australia

It is with great excitement that RegenAG announces an upcoming series of Applied Watershed Restoration courses in NSW and QLD with acclaimed watershed restoration and erosion control expert Craig Sponholtz, of Dryland Solutions. We’ve managed to haul Craig out to Australia for a couple of weeks to skill us up on some ground-breaking, doable techniques in erosion control and passive water harvesting, as first brought to prominence in ‘Let the […]

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How to Harvest Honey from Natural Comb

Once you’ve harvested your natural honeycomb from your Warré (or other kind of top bar) beehive, it’s time to get some of that goodness into jars! Fortunately, like many other aspects of natural beekeeping, getting the honey out of natural comb is easy and simple, once you know how. We’re just at the start of our beekeeping journey, but still, even though we don’t have whizz-bang equipment, we found this […]

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Rocket Stove Water Heater Redux

Rocket stoves are awesome, experimental, and a knowledge stream in flux. Or ours is, at any rate. Our rocket stove water heater has been doing its thing for nearly three years now, so we decided to take it apart and do a full examination of how it had fared. So Nick and our current permaculture interns set to work completely dismantling the rocket stove water heater and examining all its […]

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Milkwood Farm: Summer/Autumn 2012 Permaculture Internships

Do you already have a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)? Do you want to progress your skills in permaculture, regenerative agriculture, and the nuts and bolts of creating a permaculture enterprise? Our next round of intensive permaculture design internships at Milkwood Permaculture are open for applications until November 7th! Click here for more info!

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Introduction to Holistic Management Course with Kirk Gadzia at Milkwood

Here’s a quick note about our upcoming Intro to Holistic Management course with Kirk Gadzia that starts on the 1st of November at Milkwood Farm in Mudgee, NSW, Australia. Having worked side by side with Allan Savory for many years, Kirk knows a thing or two about using herbivores to heal a landscape. What’s more, he’s an amazing teacher, the likes of whom I haven’t yet encountered. So it’s a […]

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Shifting to Community-Scale Food Thinking

This week I received all our yearly seed catalogs, and, as usual, started planning feverishly. How many is too many weird and wonderful heirloom watermelon varieties? And then I paused. Wait a minute, we’re aiming for community scale in our vegetable production this year. This shifts the goalposts entirely. I’m now realizing that, for our organic market garden adventure, we will no longer be focusing on the craziest colored tomatoes. […]

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The Greenhorns and Joel Salatin in Gerringong, NSW, Australia

The night before our workshop with Joel Salatin at Jamberoo, there’s going to be an awesome evening. It’s the Australian premiere of The Greenhorns, a new and funky film on young farmers. And Joel Salatin will be there, slurping soup and talking farming. The Greenhorns is a great new film we discovered recently and have brought to Australia. It’s made by young farmers, for young farmers, and for young wanna-be […]

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