I am enjoying the warmer weather. I hope you are too? I am busy helping people bring their gardens back to life after the winter. This is the perfect time to prepare your garden so it will be vibrant, productive and easy to manage during the growing months. What do you require? Just ask!
Come and say hi to me at my table at the free screening of award-winning film Grown in Detroit on Thursday 27 September.
This event hosted by the Canberra Environment Centre and the ANU Environment Collective and is the Australian premiere screening of this multi-award winning film.
Grown in Detroit focuses on the urban gardening efforts managed by a public school of 300, mainly African-American, pregnant and parenting teenagers.
The film will be followed by displays, discussions and drinks with a range of community groups and people -- including ME -- interested in environmental sustainability and food security.
Doors open at 7.00pm, with the film starting at 7.30pm. Attendance is free, with drinks by donation. Please RSVP by Tuesday 25 September here.
We love compost. Compost is nature's way of recycling to produce new, rich, fertile soil.
Compost helps loosen the soil, retain water in sandy soil, produce higher yielding gardens and, produce food with higher nutritional quality.
But compost is only as good as its ingredients.
Tim has formulated our Come Alive! compost to be high in nutrients and balanced for a vital, productive soil. ON SALE NOW. Details and order > Services > Come Alive! compost.
When 2003 bushfires charred the Orana Steiner School on Canberra’s western flank they lit the spark for a teacher to become Australia’s Horticulturalist of the Year. Drawing on an understanding of the Australian environment and its unique methods of water harvesting, the regeneration of the 13-hectare site includes holding the school’s runoff underground in sand-filled trenches, effectively beating evaporation. Today, trees planted by students in 2005 have reached sizes normally expected after 20 years of growth. Tim suspects it is the future for inland Australia because the embedded energy is “highly effective and can sustain large numbers of people”. Read the full story here.
We are delighted to announce our new business - Get Growing Australia! Our target is to inspire and excite you about your garden. We have knowledge, experience and vision.
And basically we love dirt, even if you don't. We are more than happy to get grubby so you can enjoy a productive and nutritious garden.
So this is where we will post simple garden tips, news and announcements on our service schedule, workshops, events and new publications.
We'd love you to stay in touch! Register with us so we can let you know the latest.
This is Tim
Who am I? Quite simply, I love dirt. It provides everything we need, from breathing and eating, to shelter and clothing. And fun! (Hey, what kid doesn't like playing in mud?)