About

We’re very pleased with our  house in Lewisham, nestled in  inner-city Sydney. A turn-of-the-century Federation house, it sits in a quiet street with a large enough block for gardening and more.

The two of us have a strong interest in the environment and sustainability, and this blog shares our experiences of doing our bit for the world. We’re not fanatics, and won’t be dropping off the grid anytime in the future.

We will, however, do what we can. These things bring us pleasure, and satisfaction at helping the world. We share our activities on this blog to encourage others in the inner city, and to show that concrete steps can be taken even when in a densely populated residential suburb.

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10 thoughts on “About

    Cathy said:
    November 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    thank you James, it is heartening to see people taking the initiative to do sustainable gardening and in a communal way. i live in a unit and miss having a garden (but get access to other gardens when i feel the need). what street are you in so i can come check out your communal efforts?

    Rupert said:
    March 15, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I’d love to see pics of your stingless bees. I just returned from Brazil and video’d some apiaries there, and meliponaries, as they call them for the stingless, “native” bees.

    Anyhoo, I’m watching you all for gardening knowledge especially and hope your permie course is fun.

    Rupert
    pollinatethis.org
    anarchyapiaries.org

    Deanne said:
    June 8, 2010 at 6:44 am

    thank you James, it is heartening to see people taking the initiative to do sustainable gardening and in a communal way. i live in a unit and miss having a garden (but get access to other gardens when i feel the need). what street are you in so i can come check out your communal efforts?
    +1

    Kathleen said:
    April 15, 2013 at 10:14 am

    James, thank you for taking the time to blog about your experience with these issues in the inner city and for advocating a non fanatical approach to the environment and sustainability practices. I am sure this will encourage others to do the same. Kathleen

    solarbeez said:
    August 17, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I see you’re a beekeeper too. I’ll be interested to read about your beekeeping adventures, as well as sustainable living efforts.

    milkwoodnick said:
    April 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

    You guys rock 🙂

    Marta said:
    September 3, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Great work James and Priscilla! Big hugs from Italy 😉

    tinatinaz said:
    February 26, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Hi, James and Priscilla. I am about to embark on a study of bees and their products as environmental monitor of pollution. In light of this, I have to choose 1 or 2 hives as subjective. If you are interested in this project, please contact me. Email : tinatinaz@yahoo.com.au
    Looking forward for your email.

    aaron said:
    May 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Gday. Great blog,helpful for inspiring city bound gardeners. Found it from following milkwood’s blog.

    Would love to see any update you may have on your straw bale garden. Looks great.

    Cheers.

    Salim Ali said:
    June 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Hey, i’ve recently moved to a new place in Campsie that backs onto the cooks river. We have a pretty big space behind our house that i have started to create a garden on. Upon research i’m slowly becoming a fan of permaculture and in particular guild planting (i have never done before). I’m a beginner gardener so a lot is still new. I saw your plan for the citrus guild and it looks amazing and very relevant to what i want to achieve in the same climate!

    I would love to have a chat with you guys if you have time and get some advice about setting it up as i mainly have a blank canvas at the moment.

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