Deep Watering

Deep Watering

Our long hot summers can stress plants and reduce their productivity, or worse – kill them. Soaking the soil with a trickle that can infiltrate the soil deeply is important to ensure plants have access to water through heatwaves. However, some soils such as...
Shading Devices

Shading Devices

Deciduous trees planted in front of north facing windows provide an abundance of light through the winter months – when we need it, and in summer give us shade. An adjustable shading device that can feed you too? What an...
Strawbale Construction

Strawbale Construction

Strawbale is one of our favourite building materials. It has amazing insulation properties (around 4 times more effective than a conventionally built brick veneer wall with R2.5 insulation batts), has a ‘massiveness’ and ‘sturdiness’ to it that...
Speed date an expert

Speed date an expert

We’re proud to be a part of Geelong Sustainability’s ‘Speed Date an Expert’ on October 31. It’s a great way to have an inexpensive consultation about a project that you have dreamed of, but thought that it may be out of your reach....
Home Produce

Home Produce

We love designing self-sufficient gardens at Urban Farm and House. Here’s the first sample of our own Asparagus in its second year. Hopefully the first of many productive seasons. Setting up your own garden to provide you with a supply of food is not only better for...