Author: Adrian O'Hagan

Eka forages for PIP!

Eka of the Permablitz Collective is an urban forager. She wants to show people how they can maintain a normal lifestyle with a nine-to-five job and still lead a secret life as a forager. (As originally published in Pip Magazine #6)

Rental House Cornucopia

Some households fight over who has to mow the lawn, but it’s happily all hands on deck for a share house of green thumbs in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick. Housemates Laura, Hermann, Harriet, Henry and Matt have created a thriving and productive garden in their rental home, establishing an apiary, a chook run and aquaponics system.

Rocket

Rocket grows like a rocket!  It is so fast that only two weeks after planting, the leaves will be ready to pick for salads and sandwiches.  It’s definitely worth growing in the vegie patch...

Growing seedlings with soil blocks

Alison of Whitehorse Urban Harvest shares her experiences with Soil Blocks – these allow seedlings roots to be pruned by the air and allow plants to quickly re-establish after transplanting thanks to minimal root disturbance

Eating the Suburbs, One Backyard at a Time

So can we make the suburbs edible again? Permablitz networks around the country are showing that we can, one backyard at a time. The Permablitz concept combines physical outcomes with social outcomes.