Milkwood – EYBD Promotion

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB – on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no cost to the book purchaser. For more information see our EYBD Page which has been updated recently with new titles for 2019.

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We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book, Milkwood: Real Skills for Down-to-Earth Living by Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar.


Kirsten and Nick live at Melliodora in southern Australia – a beautiful permaculture smallholding designed by David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture. What is permaculture, you ask? Permaculture is an agricultural ecosystem intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Remember Matt Damon in Martian? Well this is same but different and far less life threatening. 

With their team the authors teach everything from permaculture design to market gardening, natural building and mushroom cultivation, to help create resilient and abundant households and communities. More information on their courses can be found on their website and in their debut book, Milkwood

This vibrant book is a valuable resource filled with the skills and facts to get you inspired and started on living a handmade, home-grown life. From growing your own vegetables to cultivating mushrooms, it is all here packed along with recipes and photographs that will guide you along the way.

I am looking forward to spring this year, armed with this book to start my garden in our new home. The last two years have been hectic with our move and other issues, that I missed out on planting a garden. This year I hope to do even more besides my usual tomatoes and herb selections and Milkwood will be there by my side.

Our    takes you inside this book and highlights the following  


If you order this title before our promotional period ends, register here (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this book.

Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.



Special thanks to the publisher, for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies of in our giveaway below.

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, CA and AU. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Do you have a garden or dreams of creating one?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 15th, 2019.

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  • merkusje  on  January 13, 2019

    I have dreams of creating a raised bed vegetable garden using the square metre gardening system

  • janv  on  January 13, 2019

    I love my garden

  • LaurenE  on  January 13, 2019

    We have a very small garden, and it's a wonderful respite from city life!

  • lauriesk  on  January 13, 2019

    I have tried to garden, but have never been successful. I want to try again.

  • AsTheNight  on  January 13, 2019

    I have several gardens, but my dream is to convert my entire half acre to gardens.

  • riley  on  January 13, 2019

    I hope to build some raised beds for vegetables and plant as many fruit trees as I can at my next home.

  • jmay42066  on  January 13, 2019

    I have a small garden each year, but would love to have a large one if room permitted.

  • cpattersongo  on  January 13, 2019

    I have a garden that I have let the raspberries take over, which is not entirely a bad thing. They are very low maintenance other then pruning back once a year, watering if we don't get rain, and then picking and eating! I really should try to grow a few vegetables to round out my diet though.

  • lgroom  on  January 13, 2019

    Only in my memories now.

  • thecharlah  on  January 13, 2019

    Yes, I have a garden the gets a little bigger each year…

  • lapsapchung  on  January 14, 2019

    We have a lovely but small vegetable garden. I can't take any credit for it though, it's all my husband's work

  • kmn4  on  January 14, 2019

    I would love to have a large garden, but unfortunately, our yard is small, doesn't drain well (Ohio clay…), and doesn't get nearly enough sun because of our great big maple tree. So, herbs it is until I retire to the southwest. 🙂

  • itadakimasu  on  January 14, 2019

    Yes I have a veggie garden and many fruit trees. Hope to expand my veggie garden!

  • sarahawker  on  January 14, 2019

    I have a flower garden with plenty of fruit trees.

  • ravensfan  on  January 15, 2019

    We have a vegetable garden.

  • popoff  on  January 16, 2019

    I have a small garden, I LOVE to grow my own herbs.

  • vinochic  on  January 17, 2019

    I have a small community garden plot, but dream of having a large garden one day…

  • RachelLeah  on  January 17, 2019

    I wish I did have a garden but currently we don't even have a yard 🙁 We have grown some container plants over the past years, but are moving in just a few short months and yard/garden space for raised beds is at the top of my must-haves list for our new home!

  • antpantsii  on  January 17, 2019

    I have a wonderful south facing yard that I garden in a number of raised beds. I do have vigorous competition for my vegetables and berries with the deer rabbits and raccoons.
    I plot my battle with the creatures every winter with variations on fencing, repellants and plantings that are not tempting to their palates.
    I love my garden even sharing it with wildlife pleases me enormously!

  • CarbonToe  on  January 18, 2019

    I have a garden and would love to introduce a hive into the mix.

  • Lafauvette  on  January 18, 2019

    I have a small garden and plan to expand it this spring!

  • Dendav  on  January 18, 2019

    Small garden. Full of weeds.

  • cathycathycathy  on  January 18, 2019

    I dream of growing vegetables in hanging baskets because of a lack of ground space in my garden.

  • Steben  on  January 18, 2019

    I do have a garden during the summer and wish I could keep all year around but I live in Canada…

  • lovelily1001  on  January 18, 2019

    i'm more of a gardener in imagination only. dogs and deep shade make even grass a challenge.

  • t.t  on  January 18, 2019

    I mostly garden in pots (herbs, tomatoes, etc.), but I'd love to have a full vegetable and fruit garden someday…

  • cora429  on  January 19, 2019

    Once we move back into a house I will definitely have a garden… until then some potted herbs on the balcony will have to suffice.

  • Jennifer7  on  January 19, 2019

    I love to garden

  • eggplantolive  on  January 19, 2019

    We have a big backyard garden, I love it!

  • RickPearson54  on  January 19, 2019

    Herb garden

  • katieate  on  January 19, 2019

    My husband and I have a garden and are gradually learning what veggies work best in it. Nothing better than being able to cook with veggies and herbs fresh from the garden!

  • mrscahughes  on  January 19, 2019

    I have dreams of a large garden. My husband is not so keen on the idea since as a child it was his job to weed it.

  • adayinthelifeofjennay  on  January 19, 2019

    Yes we have a garden but plan to expand it more this year. I love growing our own vegetables !

  • percussion03  on  January 20, 2019

    Yes! But we’ve had to really adapt since moving to the wet woods. I love following milkwood and getting ideas for growing and using different things!

  • Dannausc  on  January 20, 2019

    I have a garden and love cooking from it

  • virjeania  on  January 20, 2019

    My neighbor has a garden that I cannot attempt to compare to. I am fortunate he shares his bounty. I can only dream of a garden.

  • Sfgordon  on  January 21, 2019

    Our landlord is a landscape architect and keeps our outdoors garden looking lovely, but so far there aren't any edible plants. I keep a few windowsill planters with herbs (they usually look pretty sad) but I would love to learn more and expand my growing repertoire 😀

  • tennyogirl  on  January 22, 2019

    I live in an apartment, but I try to have an herb garden on the porch every year.

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  January 25, 2019

    have a small garden in the yard plus attempt from time-to-time to grow indoors

  • Livia  on  January 26, 2019

    Plenty of green in the house and access to a shared garden

  • MachelleH  on  January 27, 2019

    A tiny yard one and dreams of a larger one

  • MiMi60  on  January 28, 2019

    We have a yard that floods.. so we do container gardening.

  • susannahchen  on  January 28, 2019

    I wish! I'd love a garden.

  • EmilyR  on  January 28, 2019

    Yes! I have a garden that I love. It makes me healthier, we consume more veggies, less packaging, and it's wonderful.

  • kitblu  on  January 30, 2019

    I had a garden before I moved. I waited through the season last year to see what was in my new space. There were a few flowers and a flowering (but not fruiting) crab apple tree. I also had all the windows replaced and kept all of the old ones that I could. Most are wood frames and I am planning to make a greenhouse with them. I might make a vegetable garden or wait a year to see what happens with the greenhouse.

  • Laura1  on  January 30, 2019

    Only dreams. I live in a city apartment with no outdoor space.

  • Uhmandanicole  on  February 2, 2019

    Once I have a home with a yard, would love to have a veggie and herb garden, plus a couple fruit trees.

  • SheenaSharp  on  February 2, 2019

    I have a small herb garden on the deck. I have tried fruit, but the squirels get 99% of it. Wild food it available here, though and that is the part I am really interested in.

  • Karla123  on  February 2, 2019

    I love to garden and have raised beds, containers, and ground space where I grow vegetables and herbs.

  • Nkrieda78  on  February 2, 2019

    I have a tiny yard but have become quite adept at turning it into a food forest. We tore down a huge deck and turned it into raised beds and are even moving food into the front yard. Last year I grew sweet potatoes in the driveway in bags and our composter lives there too!

  • Sladea86  on  February 3, 2019

    I have a large garden which was just grass slowly converting it to vegetable patches. I try to garden organically.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  February 4, 2019

    I don't have a garden right now, but I hope to start one when my children are older.

  • ket06e  on  February 4, 2019

    We have one raised bed right now and have plan to expand our garden to up to 6 raised beds! We also have several fruit trees and pecan trees.

  • Amandaspamanda  on  February 6, 2019

    When I lived in the northwest, I had a lovely productive garden!

  • JenjiRM  on  February 6, 2019

    I have small raised beds currently. I need to move into a garden!

  • mph993  on  February 10, 2019

    Kinda – we forage in our woodland – mushrooms, ramps, fiddleheads and more!

  • edyenicole  on  February 13, 2019

    I dream of creating a healthy one, haha 🙂

  • laurencooks  on  February 16, 2019

    I have a raised bed garden that I started last year and I'm constantly learning and planting new things.

  • camerashy131  on  February 21, 2019

    I have a garden and an allotment which I love

  • auntietina  on  February 25, 2019

    Butternut squash 'donuts'.
    Maybe I could get my Dad to eat some extra veggies by serving them in donut form!

  • Sand9  on  February 26, 2019

    Have a large garden – it's taking time to get it in shape x

  • Plumbobmummy  on  February 28, 2019

    Yes we have quite a big garden, I love it

  • choppergirl  on  February 28, 2019

    I don't have a yard for a garden, but dream of moving so I can have an acre of my own to garden and enjoy

  • monique.potel  on  March 1, 2019

    I have a small garden and grow mostly aromatic herbs and rare pimentos looking forward to inspiration for more goodies

  • bopper  on  March 1, 2019

    I have a good sized garden, mostly lawned

  • clairew137  on  March 1, 2019

    we have a garden but it's more like a field.

  • Shelley.b  on  March 1, 2019

    I have a garden

  • Jseminara  on  March 2, 2019

    Indoor garden of herbs

  • Rachaels21  on  March 2, 2019

    I would love to but unfortunately I don't have a green thumb 💞

  • Lkitchings  on  March 2, 2019

    I have a small container garden in the summer

  • zeenie  on  March 3, 2019

    i have a garden but havent grown anything yet

  • mhindle  on  March 3, 2019

    I would like a garden.

  • michelle666  on  March 3, 2019

    I have a garden but I need to spend more time sorting it out

  • jemans  on  March 4, 2019

    Yes! I'm lucky enough to have a large backyard garden and a few fruit shrubs!

  • silversand  on  March 5, 2019

    I'm moving next month and I have so many dreams of the fantastic vegetable garden I'm going to create! I've already started on fruit – I've bought an apple tree, cherry tree, plum tree and some strawberries plants, raspberry canes and blueberry and gooseberry bushes 🙂 (I don't do things by halves!)

  • RuthHarwood  on  March 6, 2019

    I have a communal garden but would love a little one of my own so I could plant my own herbs!

  • KarenDel  on  March 6, 2019

    I have a garden, and dream of warmer weather without snow

  • antheaholloway  on  March 6, 2019

    I have a large garden and I grow vegetables and fruit.

  • sheridarby  on  March 6, 2019

    We have a garden, but it is sadly neglected

  • minilynn3  on  March 8, 2019

    I have a lovely big garden!

  • demomcook  on  March 8, 2019

    I have a lovely "suburban" garden. I keep a nice herb bed going year round, and usually some shallots and lemons as well. The rest it plants and flowers. They are allowed to go a little wild to provide seeds for the birds.

  • jamston  on  March 9, 2019

    I would love a small garden

  • orchidlady01  on  March 9, 2019

    I have a plan to build a vertical garden since I have very limited space.

  • Elve56  on  March 9, 2019

    Currently, we do not have a garden but support all of our local farmers through the local Growers Market and a CSA.

  • Big_Chungus  on  March 9, 2019

    I'd love to have a garden!

  • jessiecomp  on  March 9, 2019

    I do have a garden! I feel very lucky. We have a veg trug with lots of veggies and strawberries growing, and a little miniature herb garden!

  • PaulaCheadle  on  March 9, 2019

    I have a garden, we grow as much as possible

  • AJL123  on  March 10, 2019

    We have a big garden and need to make more use of it

  • Tammyricky18  on  March 10, 2019

    I have a garden grow vegetables x

  • chimpbob  on  March 13, 2019

    We have a big vegetable garden at the back and a front garden full of flowers, shrubs and trees.

  • ejsmith  on  March 13, 2019

    I have a garden that is currently 90% ivy, I'm frantically trying to claim some garden back before the birds start nesting in it!

  • DimensionAEB  on  March 13, 2019

    Yes I have a garden, currently I only have flowers in it.

  • starzine  on  March 13, 2019

    I have a garden.

  • milgwimper  on  March 15, 2019

    I do have a garden but it is definitely a work in process, a lot of work needs to be done.

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