Last week in Ligaya Garden #5


So much is happening, both here and outhere in the big world that we thought it worth doing a little catchup every Sunday and publish it on a Monday, Oz time. All of the posts will be listed here on this page for your elucidation and convenience. Another week with very changeable weather. I’ve started…

Helping hands around Gawler #3 Grow Free Carts


I definitely like free things, so, over the next couple of weeks, I’m going around investigating the free stuff around Gawler. These will be things that you don’t need to sign up for, just visit anonymously. Being typically me, my focus is on free food and information. I’ll steer away from money though. These posts…

Literacy Backpack Philippines


  The¬†¬†Literacy Backpack Philippines (LBP) project was founded early this year and the project is situated in Benolho a small town of Albuera Leyte in the Visayan region of the Philippines. The project is privately funded by two people in the hope of supporting and assisting school-age children and their family who are vulnerable, especially…

Cool it! (with herbs)


  It’s bloody hot here today! 40 degrees before 11.30, but thanks to a cool change, we’re no longer baking in the full sun. Last year, we discussed the cooling properties of Borage (Borago officinalis) and how it was, what is called in herbalism, an ‘refrigerant;. That means that it can cool us from the…

Gardening for ligaya: Part 2


More than sustainable? This series of posts are an exploration of how we can use our gardens as a way to move past the limiting concept of ‘sustainability’ and move to a world of abundance. The thing about moving beyond sustainability in home gardens is that it’s so easy. We’re already growing stuff, so why…

Garening for Ligaya: Part 1


Even though some folks (myself included) sometimes use the term ‘urban farm’ to describe our place, it’s not really that focused on production. It’s mostly about systems that provide for our needs while freeing up our time and energy while going a little way toward adressing some of the issues around climate change and resource…

Gawler Kitchen Herbalists


Recently, I have been posting a lot of stuff on Facebook. I like it because it so immediate. On that esteemed platform I have created an informal little group called Gawler Kitchen Herbalists to look at local, wild herbs and plants that we can use for remedies and food. I did it because there is…

Transition Gawler


For a couple of months now, I’ve been attending the fortnightly food and produce share put together by Transitions Gawler. It’s a fortnightly gathering of locals who grow a some or a lot of their own food. As you would think, there are always a range of seasonal fruit and veggies as well as eggs,…