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Dave Riley's Discussions

Supporting the Soil Carbon Sponge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne 10 hours ago. 4 Replies

SYNTROPIC AGRICULTURE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evan on Tuesday. 11 Replies

 

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Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion Supporting the Soil Carbon Sponge
"Global warming is turning into an industry does not seem to be doing anything to help just creating income for those involved like all flying to Paris staying in 5 star hotels .How about converting all cars to e85 fuel  and purchase all the…"
10 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Dave Riley's discussion Supporting the Soil Carbon Sponge
"NASA says "Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an important heat-trapping (greenhouse) gas, which is released through human activities such as deforestation and burning fossil fuels, as well as natural processes such as respiration and volcanic eruptions.…"
18 hours ago
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion Supporting the Soil Carbon Sponge
"Do not think CO2 has a lot to do with climate change but more to do with population and development have a look at changes in the last 30 years  where farmland is now covered in roads and houses  and Australia has a small population…"
yesterday
Christa replied to Dave Riley's discussion Supporting the Soil Carbon Sponge
"This is basically the best info on learning about our climate change problems, Dave.  I have downloaded the Acres magazine so I can read it a few times.  I would love to have a summary in layman's words.  Thanks for…"
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Coastal Vetiver Project

"The Holocene is the name given to the last 11,700 years of the Earth's history — the time since the end of the last major glacial epoch, or "ice age." I am familiar with the article you cited.Thanks for reminding me of it,…"
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Coastal Vetiver Project

"Dave, what does Holocene mean?  SITE  shows details of a Holocene area in Deception Bay.  Is this an old era or the latest era?"
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About me:
I grow vegetables on what was sand along the shores of Moreton Bay.After years of mulching I have a rich loam to work with and plenty of earth worm helpers.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Local Primary School Garden
I am interested in:
Vegetables.Vetiver grass. Lacto Fermentation (such as kimchi). Various cuisines and the plants they make use of -- especially Turkish, Mexican, Caribbean, Korean and Sri Lankan.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
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http://vetivercom.blogspot.com/
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It's challenge enough to keep up with the harvest.

Posted on May 11, 2019 at 0:00 3 Comments

I've been prevailed upon to cut back the garden and create more lawn. Not my perspective nor preferred lifestyle, but you have to forgo some laziness some times and spend more time (spit! bugger!) 'mowing'.

As it turns out , the new directive opened up quite a few renovating options that I now have embraced. That and the fact that my…

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I UPPED MY SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 12:00 0 Comments

Since I run out of my regular supply of home made fermented chili paste more than my menu tolerates, I started planting chili bushes that were hotter than my usual  cultivation -- in the hope I'd use less.

With my ferment still in the crock I began picking from the chili bushes to go into my dishes neat.

And I'm feeling the change…

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2nd Term Begins in the School Garden.

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 11:30 0 Comments

A bit wet for the children to be gardening at the moment... but the perennials are coming on keenly.

The seats were constructed from timber logged from school trimmings.

We are beginning to drown in passion fruit and the gourds and squashes are seriously away.

Herbs a'plenty. Pumpkins. Dragon fruit....

Waiting on tomatoes.…

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The Climbers & Ladders Gallery

Posted on April 18, 2019 at 10:00 3 Comments

A feature I love about my outback is the system of aerials and ladders that support climbers of any type I plant.

In true polycultural bent I can run a climber UP almost anywhere and mix it with other plants at its base.

When finished with, climber stems and leaves make for good mulch, but always trim them for obedience.…

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Vetiver Coastal Project #1

Posted on April 13, 2019 at 17:00 3 Comments

We grew on the Vetiver beforehand -- inside cells --in a mix of the sand from the site  and composted cow…
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At 9:11 on March 27, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

And you probably could do that to Dave.

At 10:37 on February 2, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Oh, and I forgot how good his jokes are too????

At 8:29 on February 2, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Love the Updated Profile and Avatar, you really have a gift Dave, you are an inspiration to all our Members I am sure. Could I say to all if you are a newer member please take the time to read through some of Dave's Blogs etc I promise you that you will gain a different prospective on how Sand can become Humus. Be sure to read about how Dave has inspired Children to garden at his local school, and his Cooking and Recipes skills have gone from strength to strength.

At 15:37 on February 23, 2016, Vinay Nellipudi said…
Thanks for friend request.
At 12:06 on January 10, 2015, DARREN JAMES said…

Thanks Dave for your recipes ,will you be going to lissas garden visit as I can give you those brazillian spinach if not will bring them over for you cheers

At 16:52 on December 21, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Dave havent forgotten you caught up with work .will get them over to you in the new year sometime hope you have a good xmass  

At 8:32 on December 16, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi mate leave us an address at darren_and_deb@hotmail.com and I will get them over to you

At 21:05 on December 1, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Thanks for your reply mate I do have flowers but they wouldn't be a metre high due to the very sandy soil and low nutrients even though I did put lots of compost in before planting .I planted them initially to stop the neighbours walking across the front lawn,Your plants sound really healthy and you can look forward to good yields 3 to 4 kilos per plant if your lucky and not forgetting the  flowers wich  will be a real head turner. cheers

At 19:51 on November 30, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Dave didnt want to hijack your latest blog but just wanted to ask about your Jerusalem artichokes as we seem to be the only few blf members growing them .How tall are they do you have any flowers yet always good to compare your plants with others to guage how things are.cheers

At 17:12 on January 11, 2012, Jane said…

Hi Dave, did you manage to get the Snake Beans. If not you may contact me on borgia@tpg.com.au with your address & I will send some.

Jane

 
 
 

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