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Started by Lissa

2 Mar 2, 2019
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Bees and Fungi

Original article A man’s “waking dream” is now the subject of research at the Washington State University as a possible means to save the w…

Started by Elaine de Saxe

3 Oct 9, 2018
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Soil Restoration: 5 Core Principles

Good summary from the Christine Jones POV on soil health:ticks a lot of boxes. "Soil restoration is the process of improving the structure,…

Started by Dave Riley

2 Sep 13, 2018
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Just wanted to share this little gem of black humour :)

Started by Lissa

0 Aug 4, 2018

Technology: a reply to David Holmgren

For Permaculture adherents ( and I'm not)  this is an interesting treatise. Russ Grayson is a long time Permie practitioner. IN JUNE 201…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Aug 1, 2018

So few garden jokes ...

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed…

Started by Elaine de Saxe

1 Jul 9, 2018
Reply by Lissa

Plants 'talk to' each other through their roots

GUARDIAN ARTICLE Plants 'talk to' each other through their roots Scientists studying corn seedlings believe that they send signals under…

Started by Lissa

1 May 4, 2018
Reply by Christa

Fiona Presly's Friendship with a Bumble Bee

I'm not a facebookie, however this link seems to draw the beautiful story well. There are plenty of other versions on youtube taken from th…

Started by Rob Collings

6 Apr 18, 2018
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Fiona and her bumble bee friend

I'm not a facebookie, however this one seems to draw the beautiful story well. There are plenty of other versions on youtube taken from the…

Started by Rob Collings

0 Apr 17, 2018

No pesticide residue levels are safe

André Leu is an organic tropical fruit grower at Daintree in North Queensland. He is the former president of the International Federation o…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Apr 6, 2018
Reply by Christa


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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