SA Urban Food Network showcase


We’re happy to have been invited to present a quick overview of Ligaya Garden at the SA Urban Food Network Showcase. It’s on Thursday the 26th of September 6-9pm at The Joinery in the city. This year, its ‘Stories of Urban food’ and looks like it’ll cover lots of folks like us, all producing away…

New Grass Roots


We’ve another article in the current Grass Roots magazine. It’s on pages 24 to 26. The article discusses the things we’ve done to cool the house during Summer, things that can be done in the garden and around the house on a very tight budget. I won’t share the content… You’ve got to buy the…

Not everything works #2


This is Part 2 of our ‘not everything works’ series (it was originally going to be called ‘we fu&$k up too!’ ). Here’s some sterilized wheat that was inoculated with Elm and Blue Elm mycorrhizae. Only the two batches in the front innoculated cleanly. These were done in the fridge. The others done at room…

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

A Grass Roots story


I’ve a little story on pages 16-18 of the current (#252 April/May 2019) edition of Grass Roots magazine. It’s a little piece about the Australian Native edible plants we have here at Ligaya Garden and why we chose them. I hope you can grab a copy and check out our article and the many others…

The vertical gardening workshop is sold out


I’m happy to say that the free vertical gardening workshop that I’m teaching at the Gawler Environment Centre is sold out! That’s pretty exciting to me! The event is being run at the Gawler Environment Centre (next to the NRM at the Council Chambers on High Street). It’ll be running on Saturday April 27th from…

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…

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…

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…

In the Bunyip


Last Friday, the reporter from the Bunyip, our local newspaper came out to interview us about the house and garden from the point of energy efficiency. Jelina and Marlon were out, so it was just Athena and I and we ended up with most of page 39! It’s great that people want to hear about…