It’s always interesting living in the bush! Our enterprising neighbours have turned their half an acre into a hive of activity. WWOOFERS are everywhere (see https://wwoofinternational.org/). After decades of inaction, the community agriculture lot is thriving. Karl is preparing his garden for viewing next weekend in a Nimbin House and Garden Tour fundraiser… Continue reading Lessons from a deaf brown chook
Why a kookaburra in my logo? Kookaburra energy is strong, bold energy. Living a solitary life in a harsh tropical bush location while I was researching for my PhD, I encountered a kookaburra who made a strong impression. It was March 1992. A male kookaburra flew in close to my shack in the… Continue reading My Logo: Why a Kookaburra?
July 5, 2009 Today the Gypsy and I were sorting hardware. Nails and screws. It’s been a rough week in community engagement and I had to do something else than listen to bureaucrats and aggrieved residents. I had to get my hands dirty. Get grounded. Living on a building site generates… Continue reading Living with a Gypsy
Jarlanbah Eco-village, Nimbin, NSW, 17 June 2009 Karl in the Shed The Introduction to Kitchen Table Sustainability starts the book off on a bucolic, if pessimistic, note. Three of the authors are sitting around the tables on the porch of our shed here in Nimbin and speculating about the future and the… Continue reading Knispering: Are Rats Smarter than Humans?