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  • Brisbane Northern Suburbs
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SOLAR COOKERS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa on Sunday. 12 Replies

It's been a while since anyone talked about solar cookers. There was a rash of interest a couple of years ago with workshops showing us how to make our own. Did anyone have success and still use…Continue

Tags: solar cooker, solar

Final chance on Bare Root Fruit Trees + Dwarf Citrus Range ready now

Started Jun 6 0 Replies

When Pre Ordering from Daleys Bare Root Catalogue your order gets 50% off freight*. The first bare root fruit trees will be in stock later this month at which time this offer will stop. The remaining…Continue

Tags: daleys, citrus

MORINGA SEEDS

Started Jun 4 0 Replies

My Indian friend Vinay has given me a packet of Moringa seed for planting (he keeps me supplied with fresh Moringa leaves and pods).If anyone specifically wants some let me know, otherwise I will…Continue

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About me:
Until 28th November 2016 I lived on a 24p or roughly 610sm suburban block in Strathpine. I have just sold and will be house sitting other peoples gardens and pets for the foreseeable future.

A decorative gardener for most of my life, in 2010 I decided to start converting my yard into something much more productive. I had a few fruit trees and added three 4m long raised vege beds and more fruiting plants.

I am very interested in learning about the uncommon food plants that will grow well in our sub-tropical climate and sharing these with others so we can all learn together.
The clue to learning is sharing - information, plants and seeds.

I don't follow any one form of gardening lore/theory but take from them what I think is useful to me:
I am a no-dig gardener; I allow food plants to self seed (Amaranth, Mustard, lettuce etc); I compost all household kitchen scraps (nothing cooked) directly into the garden; I don't use any chemicals; I use mulch and intensive planting to suppress weeds; I eat the weeds/wild edibles where ever possible; I try not to let any organic material leave my yard via the bin - it should all be composted.

My motto is KISS - I don't believe in unnecessarily complicated theories and methods that potentially put off the learner gardener. Nature keeps it simple and so should we. Emulate nature as much as possible.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I visit as many groups and community gardens as interest and time permits.
I am interested in:
Learning to grow food plants that suit our climate.

Sharing information, cuttings and seeds with others.

"Truly successful agriculture requires not so much arduous labour as awareness, observation, connection and persistence."
Masanobu Fukuoka

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

Ethics of permaculture: care for the earth, care for people and share fairly.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Einstein
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Plants and Produce, Community Involvement
My website is:
http://youryard.wordpress.com/
What I am looking for:
Information, Products and/or Services, Training and Consultancy, Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

Lissa's Blog

TWO WEEKS IN DAYBORO

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 13:00 35 Comments

I am very fond of Dayboro, the folk are down to earth, the scenery gorgeous. It's still close to amenities but feels "country".  So the opportunity to spend, all up, 8 weeks here is most pleasureable. 

I am staying for two weeks at Lynn and Wayne's place first up - actually having my holiday to cover the period, looking after their four puddies, Jack the (adorable, smart Bull Arab) dog and getting out of looking after the chooks as neighbour Andrea has that job. I just get the free…

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SOJOURN AT KARLA'S - Nov 26 to Feb 25 2017

Posted on December 10, 2016 at 19:30 14 Comments

I have been so lucky that my first house sit has been somewhere so beautiful. And for three whole months to boot. 

Enough time to sort out the excess of personal belongings I managed to bring with me despite selling, giving away, donating or throwing out the majority of my belongings. I have a rented…

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2016 SPRING - SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 5:00 13 Comments

Verge gardens have been given the ok finally by the Brisbane City Council - a great deal of the credit must go to Jerry Coleby-Williams for years of effort to achieve this.

Problem is I live in the Moreton Shire, where verge gardens are still frowned on. Never mind. I still have a verge garden and it…

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2016 WINTER - JUNE TO AUGUST

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 16:00 16 Comments

04.06.16

No rain for two months and the entire garden is drooping. Last night we finally had some good rain and I thoroughly enjoyed the sound of it on the roof and plants through the open front door while I slept. 

Very nice indeed :) This should pick up the garden.

The weather has remained too warm through Autumn - all the cabbage white caterpillars are still doing damage to my growing crop of broccoli and cauli and cane toads are still…

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At 6:00 on February 27, 2017, christopher zane hart said…

i,m very well thank you for your welcome.

At 10:16 on February 24, 2017, Christine Butler said…

Very pleased to join this group and so timely as I have wanted to do more in my ungrowable garden for so long! Maybe you can get your garden jollies in my garden and help me get started Lissa while you are gardenless atm!

At 13:29 on February 8, 2017, DeborahFolkes said…

Hey Lissa, saw an ad by you regarding bunya nuts, my girlfriend lives in Blackwater and has been looking everywhere to purchase some. She and her children and grandchildren really love Bunya nuts and would really appreciate if she could find where to get some from. We have come to a halt trying to find some and really know where else to look. Was wondering if at all possible maybe you could point us in the direction to purchase some. Much obliged Debbie Folkes (Ipswich Resident)

At 15:00 on October 24, 2016, Sophie said…

Hi Lissa Thank you for your message, for some reason Ning is not letting me reply!

At 14:29 on October 21, 2016, Terry Layman said…

This is similar to what we are doing, but our students are younger, some are starting 7th grade.

Community College Hort Professor Prepares Students to Work in Indoor Farms of the Future

BY TRISH POPOVITCH

When it comes to Controlled Environment Agriculture [CEA], Valerie Loew wants the U.S. to catch up with Europe and China before it’s too late. “The rest of the world is so far ahead of us, because they are so limited with their own resources,” says Loew, horticulture department head at Fullerton College. “They are taking advantage of this technology way before us because we have sunshine and we have water; but we really don’t. Between Europe and China, the amount of greenhouses they have is just off the charts. We need to start catch

At 21:51 on October 20, 2016, Terry Layman said…

A group of students with a interest of learning the art of growing using Auquaponics. They are not affiliated in any way with the schools they get their regular education, in fact the research is not gov't funded in any way.

They are not allowed to do many things on-line, but do most of the research on-line, this is to protect them from anybody coming in the backway and stealing their research for monetary gains.

I've signed a Non-Disclousre that I can't reveal any of their research to the general public in any form. My position is to coach and clarify technigues when they have a idea on how to do something they want to do different from normal procedures..  Once they get an idea, its discussed among the group, and voted on as going forward with the project by their peers. The coaches then will go on-line and do the research on what is being done, and guide the students from that point on.

give you an example, a student has a idea on how to make something better, He doesn't even know how to start to build it, that's were we help them. Where does a 14 year old get the funds to build it in the first place, he can't just raise a few thousand dollars by himself, so the idea he has goes away, but if the benefactor who is in charge thinks that the student is on to something, he will step up and fund the project.

An example, a student can learn to weld metals and such in shop class at school, but were does he learn how to weld plastics. The shop instructors don't even know how its done and could care less to learn. He can if he's in this group.

Any questions just ask? 

At 17:06 on September 12, 2016, John Miner said…

Kate & I would be happy to do some concerts for free, we could also run some ukulele classes if they would be of interest.

Give Kate a call on 0421 046273

Regards

John

At 10:04 on August 2, 2016, jennifer baldwin said…

Good morning Lissa, The soil is not to bad once you get through all the rock/stones, have mainly bought in soil and built up. Finding the article you posted "Garden Remedies and suggestions" very interesting. Have what looks like black spot in pawpaws, looks like best to do for that is up the nutrition level. wow great sweet potato, have planted some seem to be taking ages to get any potatoes on just orange type. all the best. Jen.  

At 10:24 on August 1, 2016, jennifer baldwin said…

Quoin Island Gladstone Harbor.

At 12:34 on May 20, 2016, Tony NANKERVIS said…

Hi Lissa - I'm not aware of relatives in Brisbane - my mob are from Victoria (Beechworth and Corryong) - sheep and cattle respectively.  However, it's not a common name and we are all related to originals from Cornwall. The name is a variation of the Celtic for "Valley of the Stags*, I am told.

 
 
 

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