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Organic Stockfeeds for Chooks

Started Oct 12, 2012 0 Replies

For those of you looking for organic chicken feed (and soon to be certified organic pet foods), you might be interested in checking out the…Continue

Serendipity Farm Produce for Sale

Started Aug 9, 2012 0 Replies

Came across Serendipity Farm (a NFP animal rescue farm 35kms south of Gatton at Junction View) and noticed they have the…Continue

Tags: bush, rocks, eggs, freerange, manure

What's On Event Calendar for SEQ

Started Feb 2, 2012 0 Replies

Just letting everyone know Green Journey now has a daily updated …Continue

Tags: workshops, courses, plant, sales, events

Bulk Organic Chook Food at reduced price

Started Feb 2, 2012 0 Replies

Just thought I'd share this information for anyone interested in saving money on organic chook food.  This comes via Green Dean & Ben from…Continue

Tags: bulk, chickens, chook

 

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Lissa commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"Lambrusco is sweet. I must have missed the conversation about cider mothers. Haven't heard of that before."
Oct 7, 2015
Susanne commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"The chooks leave it alone through the garden wire :) though if they got in the bed it would be a different matter, they uprooted my apple sized Beetroot when they jail broke into the front vege garden. Thank goodness they aren't bush turkey…"
Oct 6, 2015
Andrew Cumberland commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"Damn Percy dug one of mine up so don't rely on it Susanne! "
Oct 6, 2015
Susanne commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"I have heaps of this herb, it has found a spot in the garden that it loves, and is rampant so I can bring as much as is required to the next garden visit. During winter cold season it is great to nibble on a small leaf daily as it relieves any…"
Oct 6, 2015
Phil commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"Thanks for the offers Anne, Lissa and Andy. Easiest for me to pick up a cutting from Andy's GV.  I did take a cutting from a look-a-like - Swedish ivy  - thinking it may be this herb. The give away was that it didn't have any…"
Oct 6, 2015
Andrew Cumberland commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"I grows really well from a cutting.  I have a small amount as well Phil if you want some at my visit. "
Oct 5, 2015
Lissa commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"You're welcome to a cutting any time Phil. I guess I don't like the texture. I've never really used it in cooking as there are other herbs I prefer. Probably maligning it unjustly as other people really like it including Anne! "
Oct 5, 2015
Anne Gibson commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"Hi all, thanks for the extra info about this wonderful  herb. I must admit I use it a lot. I have loads of the variegated variety (pictured above). It is supposed to grow more slowly because it doesn't photosynthesize as fast as a pure…"
Oct 5, 2015
Phil commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"Based on all these benefits I may have to ask you Lissa for a cutting from your plant. Don't you like the taste?"
Oct 5, 2015
Lissa commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"Goodness. Good for everything."
Oct 5, 2015
Nicoli Freebairn commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"Medicinal uses for Mother of herbs abdominal cramp; allergy skin; angina; anorexia; anti-aging; anti-allergy; anti-asthma; antibacterial; anti-clastogenic; anti-epileptic; anti-glaucoma; antimicrobial; antioxidant; anti-platelet; antiseptic;…"
Oct 5, 2015
Lissa commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"Don't fret yourself too much Nicoli. You can always delete any postings you feel are incorrect and add new ones. There's a little x on the right side for deletion....bear it in mind for future."
Oct 4, 2015
Nicoli Freebairn commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"My profound apologies for adding that photograph, truly thought it was another of the plectranthus species. Not a good way to start on a new site. I spent all day yesterday trying to find the web site that gave me the information, don't know my…"
Oct 4, 2015
pat pierce commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"Plectranthus amboinicus one of my favourite herbs - I drink this as a tea regularly good for inflammation and all things to do with heart health - many other plectranthus some medicinal many not.  Full of flavonoids (rosmaric, gallic ,…"
Oct 3, 2015
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Oct 2, 2015
Lissa commented on Anne Gibson's photo
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"I must admit I have the one Anne talks about growing but never use it. Vaguely remember seeing the plant Nicoli talks about below before."
Oct 2, 2015

Profile Information

About me:
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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Brisbane Transition Hub
Yandina Community Gardens
Eudlo Permaculture
Noosa Permaculture
Eudlo Seed Savers - Co-ordinator
Eudlo Transition Town
Slow Food Sunshine Coast
I am interested in:
Presenting workshops, sharing information and experiences, helping connect others with resources and local organisations/groups, seed saving and growing heirloom and open-pollinated plant varieties, micro gardening as I specialise in how to grow productive edible gardens in small spaces, permaculture and supporting local growers and events.
About what I can offer:
I provide interactive fun workshops on gardening in small spaces, container gardens, frugal gardening and other topics and have a blog called The Micro Gardener where I share inspiring ways to do more for less in your garden, grow incredible edibles, get creative with your garden design and much more.

I also publish a comprehensive e-newsletter of 'What's On' in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast each month called Green Journey Community News (available free by subscribing at www.greenjourney.com.au) and promote a wide range of events, workshops, news and resources on local food, community/school gardens, permaculture and much more.

I'm currently looking for people who'd like to share their stories on what they are growing/doing in their own backyard to inspire others and will be promoting these via Green Journey, linking back to each person's blog or website. If anyone is interested in being involved in this project, please send me a message.
My website is:
http://www.themicrogardener.com

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Anne Gibson's Blog

Easy DIY Potting Mix Recipe

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 22:28 0 Comments

I regularly make my own potting mix at home to save money and control what my plants are growing in. I had a lot of trouble with bagged mixes (although I now use Searles when I need a commercial mix).  I used to waste a lot of time adding nutrients every time I potted up a plant so do this now when I make the mix. I get good results so thought I'd share what I do, but I'd love to know what recipes others use too.…

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Spring Garden update - hot & dry!

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 15:51 31 Comments

It's nearing the end of spring but with temperatures rising and no rain, I'm organising the shade structures for the garden to give my plants some relief in the hot dry weeks and months ahead.  The investment in time and mulch for the gardens is paying off with the soil retaining moisture and plants still pretty happy.

My nasturtiums are doing well all over the garden and…

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Joel Salatin Workshop highlights

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 12:41 6 Comments



Along with 170 others, I had the privilege of attending a great workshop with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms at Beerwah on the Sunny Coast recently. It was hosted by RegenAG and MC'd by the one and only Costa Georgiadis, of Costa's Odyssey on SBS.

 

Joel focuses on chemical free natural farming…

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Nasturtiums - More than just a pretty face!

Posted on July 24, 2011 at 7:15 7 Comments

There are two types of nasturtium but the one I can never get enough of in our garden is Tropaeolum majus (also known as Indian Cress) not the Officinal that grows in water!

They're tasty additions to salads, great space fillers, pest controllers, attract beneficial pollinators, make cheerful cut flowers and are also a great medicinal plant.  But there are many more uses ...

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At 7:28 on March 9, 2013, Sean Butler said…

Thanks for the friend request Anna. Just realized you also are the "owner" of the microgarderner website. May i say it a great site and i really enjoy it.

Sean

At 18:30 on August 18, 2011, Michelle said…
You're space is such a good read :o)
At 7:55 on July 9, 2011, Donna said…
Welcome to Brisbane Local Food, happy gardening!
 
 
 

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