Ayam Cemani

Said to be possibly the most coveted chicken breed on the globe, the Ayam Cemani (Java Chicken) is a heritage breed with unusual pigmentation. They have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation (Fibromelanosis), making the chicken entirely black; including feathers, beak, and internal organs. Consequently, they are highly prised for their eggs and for use in rituals and … More Ayam Cemani

Honey Bees

We call it BlueBee Honey… And despite what you might think, urban bee keeping is relatively easy. I suppose we cheated a bit because we’ve bought our hive nucleus ready made each time we have started a hive. This means we get a box with a colony in it and a healthy queen, honey and brood … More Honey Bees

5 eyes farm

What is 5 eyes farm? “5 eyes” (translated mata lima) is an ancient planting pattern used for palm and big farm plantings so that standing almost anywhere you see 5 avenues between the trees heading off in every direction. As it happens, bees have 5 eyes too and as bee keepers and happy experimental gardeners we like … More 5 eyes farm

Aquaponics

  Aquaponics… what is it? Aquaponics is raising fresh water fish to eat while growing edible herbs and vegetables in one system. At the same time: Fish growing in water that has been cleaned by going through the aquaponics cycle. The basic idea of aquaponics is that the fish feed the plants, the plants clean … More Aquaponics