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…

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….

Food Underfoot 2018


We’ll its time for the Woodstock of Gawler amateur herbalism, Food Underfoot! On Sept 23rd at 11ish, I’ll be taking a foraging walk through Henry Chenoweth Reserve in Gawler where we will take a look at the seasonal, local, food and medicinal herbs available. Last year, if I remember correctly, we looked at Chickweed, Dandelion,…

Vote for Keeley!


Yates are running a search for Australia’s Next Top Gardener and our friend, Keeley Mann is having a shot. Keeley is the daughter of Megan Mann who runs Red Ochre Farm, an organic farming project at Krondorf in the Barossa Valley. Hopefully, I’ll be chatting with Megan soon for one of our interview spots. I…