January 19

Today we celebrated life! These young people, who have been participating in the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative Permaculture Design Course, have survived Covid. They have been involved in the training online, but today, despite it being a freezing cold wet day in the Mountains, threw themselves into creating life Read more…

January 18

Step-by-step Permablitz Guide to set up a Zone 0 Permaculture Kitchen Garden Council’s Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative is half way through a free Permaculture Design Course with young people thanks to the support of a Youth Opportunities Grant. It’s building on a Teacher Training Course we ran in December Read more…

January 14

Just Look Up I’ve never reviewed a movie before, but tonight, for my #AYearInADay action, I decided to watch and review ‘Don’t Look Up’. With all the buzz around it, and a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo di Caprio, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett (who I seriously didn’t recognise!) Read more…

January 12

Turning sunflower, broccoli, kale, red mustard and red cabbage seeds into microgreens Today the Planetary Health Initiative taught seed saving to a group of young people participating in the online Permaculture Design Course, so seeds have been on my mind. Many of the veggies in my garden are going to Read more…

January 11

Taking positive action inspires and creates a cascading effect leading to change I keep thinking I’m doing everything I possibly can, and then someone surprises me by showing me there’s so much more that can be done to restore planetary health. Today I looked back at the last 10 days Read more…

January 9

Comfort food For two years we’ve been anxious, vigilant, put dreams on hold, and have made sacrifices for each other to stay safe. But, despite everything we did, this weekend, both my precious boys tested positive for Covid. As I waited fearfully and helplessly while they struggled with high fevers, Read more…

January 8

I simply can’t bear to waste food. As a gardener, I’m aware of the space, time and effort it takes to produce one single cauliflower, for example. There’s no way I’d let any part of it go into the bin! A positive outcome of Lockdown during the pandemic was that Read more…