Jelina was on SBS


The always smiling Jelina was interviewed by SBS radio about her long term friendship with Aunty Ellen Trevorrow and her relationship with Indigenous folk. Here’s the interview

Living Smart visit.


Last Saturday (the 6th of April, that is) we had a visit from participants in the Living Smart course held by our friend, Rachel Brdanovich. It was a bit of a squeeze to shoehorn 20 or so people into our garden and make sure they could all see and hear what I was carrying on…

Joe’s Connected Gardens extravaganza! 


It’s that time of the year again Our friends at Joe’s Connected Gardens are having their Open Gardens event this coming weekend.  It’s always a fun, educational experience where everybody can learn something about plants and permaculture.  This event has been getting bigger and better every year with ever larger crows learning ever more. It’s awesome and we’re really…

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…

Lotsa babies! 


With all the crazy weather of late, I decided to drop by the Gawler Community House, where I look after the garden that supplies the kitchen with fresh, seasonal vegetables for their community meals. Part of my job is to keep the worm farm running smoothly, so you can imagine how happy I was to see lots…

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…

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….

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…

The Native verge


The Native verge garden is underway and, in true Ligaya Garden form, everything is edible or medicinal as well as being drought tolerant. I’ve put in seedlings of Acacia retionoides (wirilda) Myoporum insulare (Boobiala) and Dodonea viscosa (Sticky Hop Bush). The Acacia is a fast growing legume to stabilize and replenish the soil that was…