• Permaculture Design Principles and Considerations

    Permaculture Design Principles and Considerations

    What Is Permaculture? The word Permaculture was first coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in their 1978 book Permaculture One. It means: PERMAnent agriCULTURE - sustainable food producing systems. PERMAnent CULTURE - design system for creating sustainable human environments. "Permaculture is a philosophy of working with rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking...
  • Home-Made CoronaVirus Hand Sanitiser

    Home-Made CoronaVirus Hand Sanitiser

    With health concerns sweeping the globe, hand hygiene has never been so imperative.  Store-bought hand sanitiser has suddenly become a hot commodity... but there are many reasons why making your own home-made hand sanitiser is much better than the store bought stuff. Remember: hand sanitisers are a quick and easy hygiene solution but washing your hands with water and soap is the MOST effective...
  • Perth Recycling Guide

    Perth Recycling Guide

    We love encouraging our local community to be more environmentally responsible and hope that we can all enjoy doing the right thing with our waste! Eliminating excess waste all together is the priority, but we understand that in today’s world it’s extremely difficult to become 100% zero waste. Recycling can very quickly become a confusing and daunting thing when you start trying to figure...
  • March Seasonal Recipe: Pumpkin Risotto

    March Seasonal Recipe: Pumpkin Risotto

    A huge thank you to our friends down the road at Social Manna - @Social.Manna - for this warming, Autumn recipe. This recipe is from Social Manna's talented Head Chef, Tristan. It is a delicious plant-based meal (great for vegetarians, vegans and people wanting to lighten their dietary impact on the Earth) and is perfect for this pumpkin-harvesting time of year. Give it a try and let...
  • March Plant Feature: Beetroot

    March Plant Feature: Beetroot

    Beetroot is not only a flavoursome and nourishing food - it is also an easy and low-maintenance vegetable to grow. Click here to check your climate - this may impact when you should sow beetroot - but in a Mediterranean climate like Perth, we can grow beets all year round. A common question is, are Beet Plants a different plant to Beetroot?  They are...
  • Step-by-step How To Make Biodegradable Seedling Pots

    Step-by-step How To Make Biodegradable Seedling Pots

    Eliminate single-use plastic pots and give your seedlings a strong start to life with biodegradable newspaper pots! These simple pots are so easy to make and are great for your garden.  We LOVE newspaper pots and believe that they are such a simple but effective way to grow a vibrant, healthy garden without plastic.   These are just some of the benefits of newspaper pots:...
  • Recycling And More At Urban Revolution

    Recycling And More At Urban Revolution

    Have you spotted our Recycling Station and Jar Exchange out the front of our Vic Park store in Perth? Here's a rundown of what you can drop off for recycling at Urban Revolution! Recycling Station Plastic lids Plastic bread tags Coffee pods (L’OR, Moccona, Nescafé, & Seven Miles brands) Contact lenses and blister packs (any brand) Dish and air care waste (any brand of...
  • Saving Water In Summer

    Saving Water In Summer

    Why Do We Need To Save Water?? Fresh water is the most essential ingredient for life on Earth, and is our most precious resource. As a human race, we don't just rely on it for drinking and eating but use it in almost everything we do: construction, transport, energy and more. In the Western world, it is easy to take clean water for granted...
  • How To Make A Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Liquid Hand Soap From Soap Berries

    How To Make A Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Liquid Hand Soap From Soap Berries

    What are Soap Berries? Soap berries (or soap nuts) are an amazing little berry that can be used for all kinds of natural cleaning purposes. They are grown on the Sapindus Mukorossi tree (aka Indian Soapberry tree). The outer shell that coats the fruit contains saponin - a water surfactant that removes dirt and grease from any material. Saponin has detergent qualities and foams when agitated with water. ...
  • December Plant Feature: Tomatoes

    December Plant Feature: Tomatoes

    Growing your own tomatoes is one of the most satisfying and rewarding endeavours in the garden. Here are our top tomato-growing tips! How to Grow Abundant Tomatoes! Choose your type of tomato: Determinate tomatoes grow on a bush and will produce lots of tomatoes at once (great for making passatas and chutneys!), while Indeterminate tomatoes grow on a climbing vine and produce a steady stream...
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