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Plants eat Bacteria!

When Justus von Liebig discovered the elemental composition of plants and promoted the agricultural use of synthetic chemicals with “Chemistry in its application to agriculture and physiology” in 1840, he did not foresee the...


Free coffee grounds!

Coffee is brilliant when used in your compost- the worms love it! You can also scatter it around your brassicas to ward off slugs. And if you want some for your garden, Dustin has a heap of it for you.


Get arty with moss!

When designing edible landscapes for people, we’re always looking for interesting things to captivate people’s imagination while bringing them back to nature. And creating your own personalised mural definitely makes a statement! Moss is great for giving...


Chooks find a happy home

Permablitz recently put the call out to re-house Val’s much loved chooks – Val was moving, and couldn’t take the girls with her. There was an overwhelming response with over 70 people putting their...

Getting ready to fill the veggie beds with fresh compost!

Permablitz #177 Surrey Hills

The weather was perfect on this January Sunday afternoon in Surrey Hills, cloudy and not too hot. We joined Melissa and her small family to transform her garden into a place that she always...



A versatile and remarkably easy to grow subtropical: the quiet achiever of the Carica genus, there is the papaya, but then there is the babaco – the champagne fruit – which will thrive in...


Top ten native Australian foods for your kitchen!

Native Australian produce is local, fresh, healthy and promotes Australian biodiversity. So why don’t we eat such foods more often? It’s not for lack of content or variety. In fact Aboriginal people were sustained...

The happiest girls you ever did see - and all on the lay!

Chooks free to good home!

Permablitz fan Val is moving, and sadly has to say goodbye to her three Isa Browns. The good news is that she’s willing to give them to a good home, and that could be you!