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Mary-Ann Baker
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seasons greetings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Dec 8, 2018. 3 Replies

Merry Xmas Happy new Year to you all ... spending time with family in Perth - hopefully get everything sorted by early new Year then back to normal again !Continue

fridays advntures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker May 10, 2018. 9 Replies

last year we had a storm and part of the damage was the loss of shed roof and all the watering and  monitoring systems , electric fence etc etc etc so got it all fixed a few weeks ago and spent hours…Continue

small house caravan ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa May 7, 2018. 1 Reply

Lissa thought you might like this for your tiny house ! /…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa May 4, 2018. 2 Replies

looking for seeds seedlings plants cuttings of Malay AppleAmberellaElephant appleMarangMaprangMangosteen purpleMarulaKiwi berryyes we are Daleys and others wait list ! Continue


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Valerie replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion mouse melon and Achocha ( caigura or Bolivian cucmber )
"Nope. I meant achocha or Bolivian cucumber."
Mar 6, 2020
Valerie replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion mouse melon and Achocha ( caigura or Bolivian cucmber )
"Anybody still seeds for this mouse melon? I am looking at growing it next season."
Mar 6, 2020

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About me:
I am interested in sustainable living - currently work but plan retirement soon on our 5 acre block
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
BOGI subtropical fruit group, Dayboro and surrounds Permaculture group Dayboro and surrounds garden group
I am interested in:
living a sustainable life , permaculture aquaculture
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Plants and Produce, Events
What I am looking for:
Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events
Moreton Bay Region

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new chooks

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 8:53 9 Comments

Athertonia diversifolia

Posted on July 1, 2017 at 10:24 4 Comments

has anyone ever grown or eaten Atherton almond -  relative of the macadamia - a native - Athertonia diversifolia, commonly known as Atherton Oak, is a small to medium-sized rainforest tree of the family Proteaceae found in northern Queensland, Australia. 


Posted on November 15, 2016 at 5:56 4 Comments

last nights dinner - we managed 1/4 each so enough for tonight as well ! so yummm

breakfast on the hill -

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 7:00 15 Comments

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At 21:09 on May 11, 2018, DARREN JAMES said…

They are what is known as my drum gardens and were published in grass roots some time ago with also a long version

At 21:08 on May 11, 2018, DARREN JAMES said…

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At 21:05 on May 11, 2018, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Mary Anne ,just to take your mind of your hardship for a second or two if its possible I promise col a few pictures of what  I made from one of those drums

At 12:27 on September 4, 2017, Jane Bosward said…

Greetings Mary-Ann, 

Thankyou for your welcome! I feel a tad silly....I cannot find the recycle group to join....still finding my way around the!!

Ta, Jane

At 0:31 on November 30, 2016, Ayton Farm said…

Thanks Mary-Ann

At 21:19 on September 2, 2016, DARREN JAMES said…

It was the daisy ,smaller type one wich had the butterfly on its leaf

At 21:21 on August 6, 2016, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Mary Anne and welcome to BLF look at your private messages in regards to worm towers.I May be able to help

At 20:00 on April 23, 2016, Dianne Caswell said…

Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF) Mary-Ann, You may like to join one of our GROUPS, feel free to join in the discussions and ask questions.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our Garden Visits, 2016 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here.  I am sure you would enjoy meeting and visiting in our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more.

At 18:04 on April 23, 2016, Phil said…

Welcome Mary-Ann. Love your plan to retire on an acreage to pursuit sustainable living - something that is close to the hearts of many people on this site. I'm sure you will be interested in the garden visits which Dianne will be more than happy to tell you about. Enjoy the site.


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

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