Choosing hens

Once you have cooked and tasted delicious freshly laid eggs, you might decide that you would like to have your own chooks. They are so easy and fun to look after! The first step is what to choose. There are all sorts of hens out there. If you want as many eggs as possible some…

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Make your own beehive!

Bees are very important for fruit and vegie gardening. They are responsible for turning flowers into fruit and vegetables. As they hop from flower to flower collecting nectar to make honey, the pollen from the flowers gets stuck to their feet and is passed on to another flower. This cross pollination fertilizes the flowers. This…

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Teachers’ Notes

A Patch from Scratch is about one family’s desire to “live more like people on a farm”. This text is highly accessible for all primary students and could be used to suit the curriculum in a range of key learning areas. This text might form the introduction to a cross-curricular unit on sustainability as encouraged…

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I just came back from a wonderful weekend at the annual BIA Moreton Island Art Camp. Accomodated in M*A*S*H style tents, surrounded by inspiring fellow artists, including ‘Hot Lips Hoolihan’ aka Casey Macneil and the lovely Kristin Mountjoy, as well as Banksia Trees, She Oaks, curlews, the rhythmic sounds of the ocean, the sweet waters of…

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A Patch from Scratch

I haven’t shared this before. But Penguin Books Australia have signed me up to publish a book I wrote and illustrated called “A Patch from Scratch”. Its about one urban family’s journey into sustainable living in the city. I am working on a night scene today, where the family tries to find out what is…

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