Maison Bleue

Wicking Beds, Recycling and Water Saving

At The Backyard Pharmacy at Maison Bleue the water crisis has hit hard. Dry soils and poor rainfalls, coupled with increased water bills, have led to the decision to install the biggest water tank possible on our (1 acre) block (in this case 77,000 litres) and to harvest all our storm water for garden use. [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|backyard food growing, Creating Environmental Outcomes, Maison Bleue, Wicking beds|Comments Off on Wicking Beds, Recycling and Water Saving

Maison Bleue -seasonal activities at The Backyard Pharmacy

This winter’s extreme cold would seem to be ushering in a summer that may break heat records in the planet’s hottest year on record to date. One of the benefits of mid 30 degree temperatures in September was an early start to tomato growing. Having successfully hot-housed tomatoes to avoid frosts and achieved early crops [...]

By |November 11th, 2015|backyard food growing, Creating Environmental Outcomes, Growing Change, Local Community Food Initiatives, Maison Bleue|Comments Off on Maison Bleue -seasonal activities at The Backyard Pharmacy