Spurtopia Homestead is aiming to be self-sufficient using Permaculture design for food production, close to water sufficiency and nearly waste free and showcase their home for people to come and be inspired. They have extensive vegetable garden, beehives, free range chickens and worm farms. Applying a clever design, Roman’s ideas, inventions and engineering, including using readily available materials, make the place outstanding with continuous improvements. They passionately like to share…See More
I basically grew up on an Organic/Bio-Dynamic Market Garden in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.
I’ve experienced an enduring attachment to the soil and always enjoyed gardening in all its pursuits.
Of late I find myself in a long term rental home and I’m developing a container (in pots, grow bags, wicking pots, etc) garden. There is a significant emphasis on Bush Tucker Trees/Plants mixed with a splash of ornamentals.
My next phase is a fairly extensive containerised vegetable garden using wicking pot methods.
Ultimately, I dream a little of having a full blown Aquaponics setup and maybe even establishing a retirement funding income stream.
I’m very self-sufficient minded in that I make my own compost, potting mixes, etc. In this regard my latest endeavour is building a Biochar kiln etc. And I’m looking forward to learning more about this new (read: re-discovered ancient Aztec technology) resource and how it can greatly benefit our soils, etc.
Skills and/or knowledge I would like to share
I have a Trade/Builder Background. I built Swimming Pools and worked as a Structural Landscaper for twenty odd years. So, I’m really good at the hands on stuff. Where I’m a little weak and out of date- is on the soft-landscaping aspects. (That’s the plants side)
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