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The CIA got rid of Gough. And who knows what happened to Fraser, who checked out unexpectedly as he was organising a new Party.  Gillard had to fly home from trade talks that came a bit early. Abbott has three … Continue reading

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Version zero

An operating system designed to facilitate business that doesn’t write social well being and the environment off as externalities. Consider your skill set and when someone asks if you’d like to be listed, get involved. It’s a database of people … Continue reading

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Taking stock

Today I got another five robinia seedlings transplanted. That makes a couple of dozen, now, I think. About half the western fenceline is planted out and waiting for spring. As I was digging the holes for them it began to … Continue reading

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Restoring fertility by restoring forested areas.

These lessons could be very well applied throughout the Murray-Darling region.

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Is “extreme green” really just old fashioned practicality?

At heart I’m a bit of a country girl. Not in the corny old “little bit country, little bit rock and roll” sense, rather just practical and handy. Some of those I most admire are capable, intelligent and constructive people … Continue reading

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May 1st is Permaculture Day

Via Milkwood farm, Sunday May 1st is International Permaculture Day. There’s a number of events happening around the country. Have a squizz at the PD page for more info. Have a look at some of the open gardens, perhaps find … Continue reading

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Propagating plants from root cuttings and division

While nothing beats growing from seed for both selective breeding and preserving genetic diversity, when you don’t have any seeds to hand cuttings and root cuttings can be a great way to enlarge your garden for free. The comfrey out … Continue reading

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Treating garden pests: Cabbage white butterfly

This little sucker is probably one of the most hated pests in all of gardenhood. The cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. It was introduced to Australia accidentally and rapidly became a notorious pest. Every Summer they come in waves, laying … Continue reading

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Saving seeds from your home grown veggies

It’s March in South Eastern Australia, which means early Autumn. Many plants are flowering and going to seed about now. A home gardener can really take advantage of seeds as well as the harvest of fruit and veggies. Comfrey flowering. … Continue reading

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Anti-garden legislation proposed in Australia

Someone has apparently advised the Federal Attorney General that there are a whole bunch of plants, including many native species, that contain trace amounts of a compound called DMT dimethyltriptamine. If a person had a sufficiently huge amount of these … Continue reading

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