Capturing the washing water 


It might not look like much, but this drum, bit of pipe and reclaimed hose can save us heaps.  It’s simply a way to catch the washing machine water, let it settle, then send it to the garden. We don’t use hot water in our machine which has a 4.5 star water rating and uses…

Where’s the  ‘How to’s’? 


I’ve been spending a lot of the hot weather redoing some of the blog – new theme, upgraded plan, all that good stuff. While I’ve been at it, I’ve been checking out lots and lots of other people’s blogs.  I’ve noticed that there are soooo many ‘How to…’ posts and videos out there. When I…

2019?


What’s the New Year going to bring at Ligaya Garden? It’ll be a change to have the construction work and garden building finished. There’s always little things to do and seasonal jobs that need our attention but the heavy work is done (‘you’ve said that before`! mutters Marlon). The most urgent ‘big’ job remaining is…

Some changes


We’ve just upgraded our WordPress plan so we can improve our website. You may notice some changes to the basic, relaxed format we’ve used (I’m graphically challenged lol). Marlon has taken over doing the graphics and visuals, so we’re expecting some great improvements there.  I’ll still be doing content and coding. The biggest change will…

We’re in the latest Grass Roots


I’m a bit silly. I wrote this when the magazine came out but put it in ‘drafts’ and not ‘published’ here on the blog. Anyways, we’re a bit more well known now. We’ve an article over three  glorious black and white pages in the Oct/Nov 2018 edition (#249) of Grass Roots magazine. That’s 2 of…

Fundraising food! 


Our great friend, Pam, is holding a high tea to raise funds to help Jelina and Aunty Ellen get to Vancouver to present their paper at an important conference. Here’s the link if you want to join us today… https://www.facebook.com/events/248565192447933/ Pam has been preparing a high tea and Jelina has been making traditional Filipino foods….

What to do with leftover citrus? 


Often, we end up with a lot of citrus that is excess to requirements, either that or lots of peel. Putting it on the Bokashi compost is one solution but why not put it to another use before putting it in the compost? The easiest thing is to use it to make your own citrus…

Mealworm Madness almost summer update


I haven’t posted anything about the mealworms of late, they’ve been pretty slow with the cold weather. Today’s cleanup showed lots of pupae. The larvae have decided to grow up and have entered into the intermediate stage between childhood and adulthood. Along the same lines, lots of beetles have completed their life cycles and have…

The new workspace is coming along nicely…


Marlon and I have been pretty busy building lately. We’re offering workshops along the general theme of resilience, sustainability and creativity at Ligaya Garden pretty soon. So we took down the old shed and converted the space into an outdoor (but covered) workshop area with a solid concrete floor, excellent natural lighting and drainage. Jelina…

Fund raising film night


Ngarrindjeri Elder, Aunty Ellen Trevorrow and the indefatigable Jelina Haines are great friends and co-researchers in the field of Indigenous Knowledge. Together, they have authors the research paper ‘Video ethnographic documentation of stories and cultural practices with Indigenous Elders’. They have been accepted by the organisers of the ASIST&T conference in Canada to present their…