Urban Farming Stuff

Urban Farming Stuff

Urban farmers are typically ingenious types who can fashion or source all manner of devices, tools and contraptions to help them.
Here’s a few that we’ve encountered, constructed or bought in our gardening journeys.

 

  • Urban Farming Irrigation

    Given our garden is in the dryest State of Australia, irrigation is absolutely essential. Water is a precious and increasingly expensive commodity so here’s our approach to try to keep our garden viable without being an outrageously expensive. Dripper system We use an inline dripper system that waters nearly every plant in the garden. Its normally connected to the ...
  • Low maintenance chook watering

    I love having chooks as part of our urban farming eco-system, however they require daily attention. Watering the chooks everyday I was very pleased to be able to automate the tedious job of cleaning out the chooks water bowl and refilling it every day. I sourced chicken water feeder nipples with cups from Plant Poultry for about $10 ...
  • Chook Food and Hay Storage

    Storing the chooks food and their nesting hay is a problem. The chook’s seed food goes mouldy, sometimes sprouts and keeping mice and the local wild bird population out it is a real problem!  The other thing is you need the hay & feed near the chooks yard to save traipsing all over the place ...
  • Fly Trap is genius

    Flies can be a problem around the chook yard and this Fly Trap has to be one of the most ingenious devices I’ve used in the garden. It has the hall marks of a true ‘garden contraption’ by being simple yet devilishly clever. Well done to Envirosafe for making these available to urban gardeners. I first ...