• Makaru (June/July) Jobs in the Garden and What to Plant in Perth

    Makaru (June/July) Jobs in the Garden and What to Plant in Perth

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    The winter months of June and July, known as Makaru when following the indigenous calendar, is a busy time in the garden in Perth. In nature, the animals will start to pair up ahead of the breeding season. Wild flowers that will start to emerge include the blues and purples of the blueberry lily (Dianella revoluta) and the purple flags (Patersonia occidentalis). Although Makuru is traditionally...
  • Town of Victoria Park Business Awards - We Won an Award!

    Town of Victoria Park Business Awards - We Won an Award!

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    We are delighted to have received the Town of Victoria Park's Community Connection Award at the 2021 Town of Victoria Park Business Awards at Perth's Optus Stadium on Friday 4th June. Store Manager Bec Gardiner and Urban Revolution Founder Jo Bussell celebrate receiving the Town of Victoria Park Community Connection Award 2021  We are surrounded by a wonderfully supportive and diverse community in Vic...
  • Meet Our Local Aussie Makers: Joni and Jethro Sercombe

    Meet Our Local Aussie Makers: Joni and Jethro Sercombe

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    Central to our business purpose at Urban Revolution is to source our products from local Australian makers and suppliers whenever possible. Here we continue on with our article series introducing some of our fabulous local Australian makers and suppliers. Joni and Jethro Sercombe - St James Supply Co Joni and Jethro Sercombe are the founders of St James Supply Co. Based in our neighbouring suburb...
  • Australian Made Week: Meet Two of Our Aussie Makers

    Australian Made Week: Meet Two of Our Aussie Makers

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    Urban Revolution is proud to support the inaugural Australian Made Week initiative this week - 24-30 May 2021. Now more than ever, it is important that we all take the time to acknowledge, celebrate and support Australia's makers and growers. A main component of our business purpose here at Urban Revolution is to source and supply local Australian made products first and foremost. This Australian...
  • International Composting Awareness Week: Better Soil, Better Life, Better Future

    International Composting Awareness Week: Better Soil, Better Life, Better Future

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    International Composting Awareness Week: Sunday 2 May - Sat 8 May 2021 International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. Originated in Canada and now celebrated in Australia, US, and the UK as well. It runs from Sunday 2nd...
  • Urban Revolution’s Top 10 Sustainable Podcasts

    Urban Revolution’s Top 10 Sustainable Podcasts

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    Sustainability is such a hot topic right now, particularly since our COVID-19 wake up call, and is relevant to nearly all aspects of our lives. At Urban Revolution, we all aim to tread as lightly as possible on our planet, yet like many, we are all time poor these days. Podcasts are the perfect companion for the time-challenged individual and have become an incredibly...
  • Vic Park Community Harvest: A Rich History of Growing Olives in Perth

    Vic Park Community Harvest: A Rich History of Growing Olives in Perth

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    From April onwards, you may notice the olives starting to become ripe on trees around Vic Park and the wider Perth area. While some people make use of their olives, many suburban olive trees often go unharvested and the fruit goes to waste. This year there’s a push to put Vic Park’s under-utilised olives to use. But first, let’s take a quick dive into...
  • Seasonal Recipe: Basil Pesto

    Seasonal Recipe: Basil Pesto

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    With cooler Autumn days on the horizon, you may have noticed that your Basil plants are reaching their peak or going to seed.  Basil Pesto is a wonderful way to ensure the leaves are turned into a yummy food staple with multiple uses. Genovese or Sweet Basil Plant Basil plants are a valuable herb in the garden as they are a perfect companion to tomatoes and...
  • Urban Composting Options Workshop

    Urban Composting Options Workshop

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    This workshop is for anyone who wants to know how to compost at home, school or work.  It covers composting systems best suited to the various situations in urban environments. Click here to go to our events page for upcoming dates. What will you learn? Learn how to use the Bokashi system, worm farms, worm towers, how to compost pet waste, hot and cold composting methods and...
  • Happy 4th Birthday to us!

    Happy 4th Birthday to us!

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    It seems hard to believe its been four years since we opened our humble little eco and garden store here in Vic Park! We've shared an amazing journey with our community over the last four years and we would love to celebrate with you all. Please join us on Sunday 7th March for our fourth birthday party. There will be Roogenic tea, cake by...
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