This is a share of the Growing Healthy course developed and taught by Beverly and Geoff Buckley, formerly living on a property on Mt Tamborine in Queensland; now deceased. I did this course through the year of 2010-2011, developing a productive garden bed in a paddock at Glendale Farm. Since then I have had the knowledge and opportunity to help create a more productive and beautiful garden in Berowra, called Binnowee Community Garden. Now I would like to disperse this information to help others be newly creative and productive in their own spaces, creating surplus for self-sufficiency and for sharing.
I want to give credit to Beverly and Geoff Buckley for their life work. I share it here for no personal financial game; only to assist others to come into this space of co-creation while finding our way through this painful, chaotic time.
There are 12 modules, designed to be a monthly lesson with activities to do.
Starting in this first week of September 2021, I am sharing module 1 AND module 2.
I will share each successive module on the first Thursday of each month.
Know that I did all the learning exercises and am happy to talk to share insights and experiences.
It is your choice and responsibility to use this information for good intent.
I can help in practical ways those of you in my near vicinity.
We can help each other and share our knowledge and experiences, good and not-so good through this
Module 1 - directs us to reflect on the purpose of what we do and to do some site planning
Know that I have read the entire Ringing Cedar series of books, and have the whole series in hard copy. I am reading them again now in 2021.
Module 2 - gets us started with a no-dig method of growing potatoes and composting. September in Australia is a perfect month for starting potatoes.
Can you order some quality seed potatoes or use some organically grown potatoes that are sprouting, and share with others in your community?
Can you get a bulk supply of the starting materials and share the costs with others in your community?
When you have your composting systems working, you can reduce these input costs