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Borage (aka Starflower)

Popular companion plant Borage is one of the most frequently consumed wild plants foods in many Italian communities, and is also consumed as a vegetable across different Spanish, Cretan and German regions.

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Polyfaces winners announced

We recently had a great Guild Session with Isaebella Doherty of the Regrarians introducing the acclaimed Polyfaces film – and we had so much fun, we held a competition! All people had to do was...

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Guild Session 12 – Polyfaces screening

It was a wild and windy evening in Coburg East as thirty or so Guild Designers and permaculturists alike descended upon the Newlands Community House for the twelfth Guild Session. A lot of people had travelled...

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Save our Citrus!

The backyard lemon tree’s survival is currently under threat from a tiny pest that has reached plague proportions right across Melbourne. But we can stop it!

Garden sage with a well known beneficial insect

Sage

From the same family bringing you mint, rosemary, thyme and lavender to name a few, sage has multiple qualities and attributes that have been recognised and utilised for millennia.

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Permablitz #182 – Preston

Designers Chris and Ben decided on a low maintenance gardening paradise for this busy young family, complete with fruit trees as well as some flowers, herbs and apple-crate wicking-beds for vegies.

Can you believe we put in over ten raised veggie beds or wicking beds last month?

Warming up for the cold, cold nights

After what felt like the briefest autumn ever, we’re now hurled head-first into winter. And it’s getting cold. Like, REALLY cold. Frost is back, so if you’ve got plants that are sensitive to it...

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Permablitz Altona

Our lovely host Tarius is a skilled gardener and runs the lush kitchen garden at Altona Meadows, but sadly had little time for her own garden since they moved into the rental property.