We are an ordinary family of five people, one dog, one cat, two chooks and thousands of worms, living as sustainable as we can in suburban, beachside Melbourne. We like the well-known mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” – adding on “Repair”
If your an avid farmers' market goer in Melbourne, you will no doubt have come across the gorgoeus Kitty who is the face behind B-Alternative's eco-awareness stalls. We caught up with Kitty and had a chat about her passion for sustainablity & her workplace. Managing an organic grocer last year, I was immersed in a community of responsible gardeners, food providers, naturopaths and permaculture enthusiasts, B-Alternative was a natural progression, considering my ever growing passion for all things planet positive!
Get the kids in the garden and install a worm tower. Create healthy, living soil that will feed your garden beds. Introducing a worm tower will create a living mini microbe system. This will improve the quality of your vegetable beds and improve the growth of your produce as the nutrients are delivered straight to your soil.
Chickens are the core of our garden and beneficial in many ways. They provide us with fresh eggs, control insects and weeds, fertilize our gardens, eat food scraps, help us loosen and turnover soil, but most of all our chooks provide companionship and a place of worth to the kids and their families. Chooks are … Continue reading Keeping chickens can enrich your garden & your life
South east of Melbourne sits a little school in Bonbeach. The school holds a magical place where students, their families and the community can connect with nature. In 2013 the front of the school grounds were piled with rubble. A small patch of grass and 8 empty vegetable beds were all that sat on the flat grounds. It has taken 3 years for 2 very eager volunteering mums and a small army of students to transform the space into a permaculture based learning garden, filled with organic fruit orchard, native plantings, chicken coop, worm farm, mini food forest, frog bog, nature play areas and 25 vegetable beds – 6 of which are now community plots.