I have a lovely young (32) Hong Kong friend who is looking for somewhere to stay for a few days while she organises her travel plans to Bali. Neat, tidy, friendly, excellent English, very…Continue
I was at the Yandina Community Gardens yesterday with Phil attending a talk on Food Forests and during the session we all took a walk through the YCG food forest. One of the plants I nibbled on,…Continue
During my week long stay in Alice Springs I have gone from sceptic to admirer of this area. The town is friendly, artistic and vibrant with a real community feel and all the amenities you could want.
Population in 2017 approximately 29,000 (Bureau of Statistics).
In summer average temperatures range from 20 - 35°C and can soar to around 40°C. January is the wettest month with around 40mm (1.5") of rainfall, however the climate is considered dry and…Continue
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This is the most incredible park - like a combination of Australia Zoo and the best native botanic garden rolled into one. We stopped and chatted with one of the horticulturalists doing some new planting and it was mind boggling the amount of planning that…Continue
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You can't visit Alice Springs without going to visit the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens. I searched for information about any guided tours through the garden and couldn't find anything and asking at the…Continue
I have to pinch myself. I'm here in the dead centre of Australia (visiting my daughter, who works and lives here) and it turns out it's not so dead. In fact Alice Springs boasts the most productive and attractive community garden I personally have seen. Semi-retired dentist Bruce is a keen volunteer and agreed to meet me at the gardens for a tour.
Bruce tells me his own garden at home is also lush and thriving (I have an invitation to come visit and I hope I can fit…Continue