Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar left the city to start a small permaculture farm called Milkwood ten years ago, with a dream of living simply and within their means. Since then, they've been growing food and sharing skills wherever they've lived or travelled - from building biochar stoves to creating rooftop community gardens to teaching permaculture design. They currently live, grow, forage and keep bees on a two-acre permaculture farm near Daylesford.
'From two of Australia's most energetic and capable permaculture
communicators, this beautifully presented book gives readers the
nitty gritty guide for five diverse ways to nourish ourselves from
stewarding nature's abundance.
A book that draws on more than a decade of passion and experience both learning and communicating practical skills powered by permaculture ethics and principles. Beautifully presented, inspiring with hands-on processes for nourishing ourselves from nature.'
David Holmgren - co-originator of Permaculture
'This book may change your life and your community. Pick a chapter and start to grow a new skill. Enjoy the ride!'
'Finally, the ultimate self-reliance manual from premier educational facilitator, Milkwood. No start button, no interrupted streaming, no electronic subscription necessary. Just curl up with delicious information and begin turning pages.'
Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm
'The antidote to what ails us lies within these pages; a joyful guide to how to grow, eat and live in harmony with nature.'
'This book is an expressive roadmap to a chosen life. It is filled with fascinating and inspiring detail so that you too can choose and develop the simple or more complex skills you seek; to nurture and make connections in your world, a world to love more fully.'
'At last! The book we've all been waiting for! Milkwood Permaculture has been at the intellectual and practical forefront of all things growing, living and sharing for as long as I can remember. They have now blessed us with this stunning and knowledge laden book that will doubtlessly become a dog-eared touchstone for anyone who enjoys getting their hands dirty and their bellies filled.'
Paul West, River Cottage Australia