The folks from Happy Earth, alongside other NSW initiatives, have put together a free temperate gardening guide to help you get started with edible gardening. This climate applies to areas of Australia, the United States, coastal regions, and even parts of up-country Sri Lanka. Click the below to jump to PDF.
Now a little over one year into our Intrepid Gardens experiments, we are re-assessing and implementing new designs before the monsoons in May. Before we get into the to-do’s, we have to be honest about what worked and what failed. The poly bag towers were complete failures on the scorching roof garden. This was obviously a disappointment after seeing great results in … Read More
A recent documentary by AHOOHA films provides a FREE and richly detailed introduction to tropical permaculture – the methods, vegetation, animals, eathworks and more – for anyone to use and share. Heavily cited are two neighboring sites in Northern Thailand, including the Panya Project, with a climate and vegetation similar to what we are working with in Sri Lanka. Download the video … Read More
Cassava (also known as manioc, yucca, and tapioco) is a great staple crop for the tropical home garden. Both the young leaves and starchy tubers are edible and can easily replace the potato, which is better suited to cooler climates. Popular throughout Africa, the leaves (a good source of protein and vitamin) are boiled and mashed, and often served over rice. The … Read More
In addition to our rooftop efforts, we have a tiny courtyard garden to make use of. When I first moved in, the garden had several lovely tropical varieties in pots, but the soil was either paved over or covered in stones to prevent splashing mud during the monsoon seasons. There were no edible varieties, save two tiny curry saplings. There were also … Read More