• Composting Helps Reverse Climate Change

    Composting Helps Reverse Climate Change

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    For the average Australian household, at least half of what goes in our bins to be sent to landfill is compostable. This not only creates tonnes of extra waste but also directly causes greenhouse gas emissions. You may be surprised to learn that food waste in Australian landfills creates the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as our entire aviation industry, or our steel and iron...
  • The Easiest Way To Compost At Home: The Bokashi Kitchen Compost System

    The Easiest Way To Compost At Home: The Bokashi Kitchen Compost System

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    Urban Revolution is all about everyday choices we can make to reduce human damage on the Earth. In this article we're going to share with you why composting is the number one positive climate action you can take at home and the easiest way to get started! The system we're going to tell you about doesn't require a backyard, is quick and easy, takes more inputs...
  • May Plant Feature: Growing Spinach In Australia

    May Plant Feature: Growing Spinach In Australia

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    Spinach is a quick, easy, cool weather crop that is packed full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. May is the perfect time to start growing spinach for the cooler months if you haven't started growing some already! There are lots of different varieties of spinach - we'll tell you all about them and how to grow healthy, thriving spinach in this article.   Health Benefits...
  • How To Grow Potatoes

    How To Grow Potatoes

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    While store-bought potatoes are readily available all year round, nothing beats the flavour of the home grown version. Potatoes can be grown in most climates if you choose a suitable variety. They can be grown in the ground, in pots, or in bags, making them a great choice no matter how much growing room you have.   What Do You Need To Grow Potatoes?...
  • How To Grow Garlic from Cloves

    How To Grow Garlic from Cloves

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    We love how easy garlic is to grow, and how deliciously rewarding the end result is! March, April, and May are the perfect months to plant cloves of most garlic varieties (including local Purple Striped Garlic) in Perth to yield mouth-watering full bulbs in Spring. It really is so rewarding to have each little clove you plant turn into a whole new, full bulb!...
  • How To Sow Seeds Using A Seedling Flat

    How To Sow Seeds Using A Seedling Flat

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    Seedling flats or trays are a fabulous way to germinate seeds, grow healthy seedlings (without single-use plastic pots or punnets), and to use for succession planting to extend the harvest. They allow your plants to start out and thrive in a protected, nutritious, and microbe-rich soil to produce strong seedlings that are more likely to succeed. A range of different seed types can be...
  • Permaculture Design Principles and Considerations

    Permaculture Design Principles and Considerations

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    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 - a 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...
  • March Seasonal Recipe: Pumpkin Risotto

    March Seasonal Recipe: Pumpkin Risotto

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    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: How To Grow Beetroot

    March Plant Feature: How To Grow Beetroot

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    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

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    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:...
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