• Healthy Soil. What is it and why is it important? (2/14/2021) - There’s a reason people say “from the ground up” when talking about starting things. Because everything starts with the soil. Everything on this earth depends on the soil in some way. In particular, healthy soil. “What d’ya mean, healthy soil? “ I hear you say.  Soil can be many things: dead (dirt), poor (lacking in...
  • Let’s Talk About Poop (3/13/2014) - Here’s a link to a great Conversation from the local ABC radio station here in Sydney -702 Sydney this morning. It’s a podcast of an interview conducted by Richard Feidler with Dr David Waltner-Toews. Whilst this subject is greater than the space a half hour interview could cover he touches on much that will set...
  • Yulli’s Rooftop and Wall Garden Project: Part 3: Let’s Get Vertical (6/23/2012) - Karl called one day and said, “Steve-o, we need something on the walls. I’m not sure about your aquaponics ideas but we need something on the wall.” Karl went on to say he wanted something to reinvigorate the space and start a conversation between his patrons and his staff about the food and the business....
  • How to Make a Vertical Strawberry Tube Planter (4/28/2012) - Seeing as this is around the time you should be planting your strawberries, I thought it timely to write about this vertical strawberry planter I made a few months back. Instead of writing about it straight away I thought it would be better to test it first, so I’ve waited until it has established, is...
  • Introducing our First Product: Timbah’s Own Worm Wee (1/16/2012) - I had this idea last year when I was trying to sell in the idea of worm farms to Tim. The more I thought about it the more I liked the idea of making it something a bit more than your run of the mill worm wee. Why not make it a product that fits...
  • Why I Use Public Transport to Get Around (9/23/2011) - It was always going to be an amusing day. I was at day 2 of phase one of a roof top herb garden build, which meant I needed to go buy a big load of perlite and also take some compost from home to the job. Now the best way to by perlite in my...
  • Timbah Rooftop Herb Garden: Part 4 How to Make a Wicking Wine Barrel Planter (With Worm Tower) (9/21/2011) - Work Begins As this design is within eyesight of many neighbours and visited by some of the building’s residents, my client Tim has opted for wine barrels – eleven of them. Having decided on the style of planter (a wicking bed or Sub-Irrigated Planter) the hard part starts. I have to construct 11 wine barrel...