Category: Organics

Meet Anwar – our head organic gardener

We are very proud to have Anwar on board as our new head organic gardener. He has so much knowledge, dedication and such a good work ethic. (Kami sangat bangga bekerja dengan Anwar sebagai petani organik muda. Dia memiliki begitu banyak pengetahuan, dedikasi dan…

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 […]

Organic farming

  Most vegetables and fruits that you buy in the super market, the market or even warung and restaurants have been sprayed with chemicals that are not good for eating unless they are cleaned very thoroughly. Even when we wash our food before preparing…

First Fruits

5eyesfarm is getting underway. While the aquaponics setup is happening we are using the remaining land to grow organic produce. A lot has happened in a short time with beds  created, composted, mulched and planted. Not using chemical sprays for anything means  careful pest…

Worm Farming like Darwin

Charles Darwin, best known for the theory of evolution spent a significant part of his career studying earth worms. This was his last scientific publication before his death. What was he on to?               Using food grade 44…

A Herb Spiral

The idea of a herb spiral is two-fold. first it creates good drainage whereby it has a flow down affect when watering from the top of the spiral. Second it has more and less sheltered areas depending on the sun’s movements so more or…

Herbs and spices

Bees are the inspiration behind choosing most of our herbs in Melbourne… Lavender, basil, sage, and edible flowers like calendula and marigolds. We do use them in cooking and only just realised recently that most of the flowers we have are edible and good for…

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…

Aquaponics

5EyesFarm is trialing a large scale aquaponics system as one of its integrated farming systems. This is an exciting project which can only be fully appreciated by visiting us! Additionally, we are starting to make small aquaponics systems for schools, businesses, homes and community village use.

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