Farmer of the month: Nick Shaw

Farmer of the month: Nick Shaw

This month’s farmer of the Valley of St Albans is Nick Shaw. Nick is a Horticulturalist and is passionate about plants. He teaches horticulture at Ryde College of TAFE where he teaches about plants so much of his life is about just that – plants.  Nick was...
10 Reasons I love Mandala Gardens

10 Reasons I love Mandala Gardens

You don’t have to have a mandala garden to have a permaculture garden or be a permie. One chooses to have one. There are many garden design options sometimes the site will determine, the climate or the designer. I’ve chosen a mandala garden design and here are 10 good...
Farmers of the Month Series:

Farmers of the Month Series:

Each month PSI profiles a farmer of our valley who is growing food and contributing to the ‘Valley Veg Basket’. Farmers of the month profile – “The Girls” Sherri McMahon and Ingrid Cullen Sherri and Ingrid need no introduction for us locals here at...
The Valley Veg Basket Project

The Valley Veg Basket Project

The Valley Veg Basket Project has been keeping us very busy sourcing and co-coordinating food from neighbouring farmers and growers in the valley to make up Veggie baskets for local consumers. We are starting small and at this stage we only have a very small...