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Mark Thomson
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  • Brisbane
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Northern Suburbs
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Mark Thomson's Friends

  • Joanne Hay: Organic Farm Share
  • Tracy Arnold
  • Lissa
  • mary mannion
  • Linda Brennan
  • Shirley
  • Elaine de Saxe
  • City Chicks - we love chooks!
  • Addy
  • christopher zane hart
  • Florence
  • Jason Spotswood
  • Donna
  • The Pocket Community Garden
  • Anthony Foo

Mark Thomson's Discussions

Top bar beehives

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Nov 1, 2015. 1 Reply

Hi anyone splitting top bar hives at present .?Looking at restocking my hive soon and I would love to get in contact with top bar enthusiasts for a Neuc or brood frames.I live northern suburbs…Continue

Juice and Juicing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Mar 18, 2012. 41 Replies

Hi everyone, I have something i would like to share with the group. Would there be enough people interest in starting up another group on the site with a bit of a difference? this one is based on…Continue

Tags: juicing, and, juice


Started this discussion. Last reply by Scarlett Mar 15, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi Everyone can I bring this important topic to your attention.Myrtle Rust is known to cause disease in several genera of Myrtaceae family , many Australian natives are of this genus. Information and…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Thomson Oct 18, 2010. 2 Replies

Hi all we have a project comming up next year that requires some scrounging now  .Could you keep an eye out for welmesh fence panels or a small weldmesh bushouses that are  not being used .…Continue


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Profile Information

About me:
Permaculturalist. Gardener, bee keeper .
Garden designer.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I am a member of the Northside bee keeping group and have both top bar and langstrop hives at home and on an urban apiary site. I am also presently researching warre hives as well. Love researching urban beekeeping and building hives .I hope to gain husbandry experience in all 3 hive types in the urban environment.
I am interested in:
Gardens and everything about gardens, Productive Gardens, Community, Organic Gardening, Responsible Gardening,Permaculture.Environment.
Bees and beekeeping .
Backyard poultry
Boutique small scale urban agriculture / horticulture/ and silviculture adventures.
I would very much like to be involved in a local network of food gardeners / bee keepers ,close to my home to share knowledge and produce.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Products and/or Services, Community Involvement
My website is:
What I am looking for:
Information, Products and/or Services, Community Involvement
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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prawn salad

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 16:50 3 Comments

I made this last night .This is a great Prawn salad more prawns than salad.

Thought I would share this easy recipe with everyone.

1kg local bay prawns direct from trawler $15/kilo :) peeled and deveined.

Salad dressing

1table spoon white vinegar

1table spoon caster sugar

2 table spoon boiling…

I smell a rat

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 21:39 4 Comments

I found an old story that I wrote a few years ago.

Currently I have the stench of dead rat wafting over the garden and into the house..

Yes we got rats, we do not have any other problems with, possums, bush turkeys or even birds, but it seems to be rats. We always have had them and always will in the city. Even before I started raising poultry, and growing my veges organically they were common around our home and neighbourhood. One of the neighbors always uses rat sac. He has a… Continue

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At 7:37 on December 1, 2010, Scarlett said…
Hello Mark
Very sorry I got you confused with Mick. I was hurrying - the old brain is unreliable these days I'm afraid. I think it just goes 'short name, starts with M, second name has o sound'. Hopeless.
I stole your magnificent rapunzely greens photo for the banner - I hope that's OK. I managed to lose the old photos.
cheers Scarlett
At 19:31 on October 27, 2010, Scarlett said…
hey Mark :)
If you want to put an ad up for your business like Linda's on BLF I'm happy to do so. No charge. Just make an image file and I'll upload it. Needs to be the right sort of size.
Let me know if you do it and I'll msg you my email address you can send it to
Loved the wicking bed post with the photos - wicked :)
cheers SJP
At 17:16 on October 3, 2010, Donna said…
Hi Mark, dobbed you in to a man at the BOGI Fair today when talking about a 'really cool' homemade dial, he was interested in whether the person who designed it could come and demo it at a BOGI meeting... :)
At 14:14 on September 19, 2010, Donna said…
Hi Mark, are you going to the September GV at Mick's house? If so can I get some seed raising mix from you... otherwise maybe the October GV at Jane Street?
At 9:45 on December 23, 2009, Donna said…
Thanks Mark, I have locked you in for May - I look forward to seeing your garden!

When it gets closer (or when you get a chance), please create an Event with the date that suits you best so people can keep it free. Personally I don't like to add my address, so I message those that RSVP with it a few days before.
At 16:20 on October 19, 2009, Donna said…
Welcome to the Brisbane Seed Saver group, hope to meet you at the next garden visit on 7th November. There is a thread in the Seed Saver Group about October swapping (we missed the October Garden Visit - it is now in November) if you are interested in any seeds please let me know and I will make sure I bring them along.

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