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Gary Donaldson

I’m a 69-year old Australian urban farmer, artisan, author and activist…and the architect of…

Have More For Less

The pursuit of happiness through simple living and self-reliance

  • I grow much of my own food.
  • I live in a tiny house and provide my own utilities.
  • I design and build small structures and make fine craft objects.
  • I sell and barter goods and services.

“Nature Bats Last.  Our days are numbered.  Passionately pursue a life of excellence”…Guy McPherson

Having more with less is about simplifying your life in the interests of having a more satisfying one.  Living with less (debt, stress, clutter) creates more time to focus on what really matters.  The consequence of having less of the things that you don’t need or want is that you get to focus on all of the good things that life has to offer.  You create a life with less debt, less stress, less stuff and better health, more space, money and time to do the things you’d really love to do.  We promote self-reliance as the way to greater security, peace of mind and a more fulfilling life.

iAVs was developed in the mid-1980’s by Dr Mark R McMurtry.  It is, like Aquaponics, a means of growing plants using the metabolic wastes of fish but it is more productive, resilient and sustainable...and my preferred food production method.  This section provides information on the method and serves as a point of referral to a range of professional services offered by its inventor.

Sandgardening is the production of clean fresh organic food using sand instead of soil.  It’s iAVs – without the fish.

If you want the cleanest and freshest food you’ve ever eaten…if you want to save/make money…and you want to cut our planet a break…you need to know more about waste transformation farming.
Aquaponics is the integration of recirculating aquaculture and hydroponics.

Urban Farmer

I grow my own food.

Tiny House Advocate

I live in a micro-house.

Designer/Maker

I make Fine Craft Multiples

Trader

I sell & barter goods & services.