We are in a southern cool temperate part of Victoria in Australia, and our experience reflects the climate here. We have lived on acreage, in the suburbs, and in a proverbial shoebox, but the principals are the same – grow it, make it, and close the loop on your waste and resources wherever you can.
No matter where you live, you can take a lot of the practical experience we’ve built and enjoy your journey; avoiding some of the botches and muck-ups we’ve already made for you, and making the most of the things we have found give you big bang for buck, so to speak.
There are lots of great products and jiggers in the Garden Shop to make your journey quicker when time slips away from you, and we will share what has worked well for us, but you can also go the slower road, and make do with much less.
Stories about us
Here are a few snippets to help you get to know us and how we got this far. We will add bits n pieces over time, and hopefully you find it enjoyable. If you are keen, here are more stories about us.
Just a smidge south of Ballarat, in a village called Napoleons, in our old Napoleons schoolhouse. Here is how to find us..
I learned a lot from my dad out in the garden – digging, picking veg, sitting together and watching the bees… here is my Dad’s golden advice, on the topic of Learning.
There are a few precepts that I carry with me, that help me slow down and live more simply. One of the best gems came from my Gran, from chatting in the kitchen and out in the garden – cooking and laughing together… here is my Gran’s golden advice, on the topic of Timing.
So close! We very nearly got to open the garden shop. Aah well, we are all safe and healthy, and that is what matters. We will have a crack again next Thursday Sep 23rd, if the lockdown ends. In the meantime…
Over a lifetime, we find and hold just a few precepts that speak to us, and inform how we live. This one has, perhaps surprisingly, become a driving force behind growing our own food and living simply, and today we share it with you.
This past 40 years we have been drunk on convenience with no concept of cost. We now know there ARE costs and we cannot unknow it. We can no longer ‘throw away’.
This is the good dirt, and we are stoked to share it with you.
Welcome to Dibber & Boots.