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Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Kearney Oct 16, 2012. 7 Replies


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Lissa commented on Peter Kearney's video

Food garden planning design, build and mentoring - case study

"Will watch this at the weekend Peter, when I have a bit more time."
Apr 7
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Food garden planning design, build and mentoring - case study

Movie by expert organic gardener Peter Kearney of on a client project for planning , design, build of a large organic garden with veg...
Mar 21
Peter Kearney commented on Peter Kearney's event 'Organic gardening with biodynamic methods - introductory course'
"We still have some spaces in this weekends workshop. Free camping available in our beautiful gardens."
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Organic gardening with biodynamic methods - introductory course at Camp Mountain, Brisbane

March 25, 2017 at 9:15am to March 26, 2017 at 4:30pm
Comprehensive introduction to working with biodynamic methods to enhance your organic garden. Run by Peter Kearney in his beautiful gardens in Camp Mountain Brisbane. Course information and registration instructions can be found here. More
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Organic food growing with biodynamic methods at Camp Mountain, Samford

July 16, 2016 at 9:15am to July 17, 2016 at 4:30pm
What You Will LearnUnderstand why biodynamic methods are an essential part of sustainable organic food growingUnderstand how to develop a deeper consciousness of the living processes driving vitality of soil, plants and animalsUnderstand how to enhance your organic food growing of any scale with biodynamic methodsWhat You GetAn experience of sharing 2 days with like minded people in our beautiful gardens being nurtured and educated,Delicious and healthy lunch on the Sunday made predominantly…See More
May 26, 2016
Lissa commented on Peter Kearney's blog post Indoor food growing - Dealing with pests and diseases
"Good practical info and links Peter, thank you."
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Elaine de Saxe commented on Peter Kearney's blog post Indoor food growing - Dealing with pests and diseases
"Stored veges are the challenge, Peter. I grow out-doors and store in-doors."
Sep 15, 2015

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About me:
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I have a large community oriented web site about organic gardening and local organic food at I've been involved in a a biodynamic gardening group for the last 4 years in my local area of Samford and we regularly visit each others places to work on our gardens and enjoy each others company.

Out of this experience my wife and I decided to form a community garden at home with about siz other families. This commenced 3 weeks ago. We are on 5 acres and have a large dam. The garden is in a beautiful full sun position and we have quite good loamy top soil which has received 4 years of biodynamic preparations.
I am interested in:
Organic gardening, localising our food supply and helping people to realise the joy they can get from working with others on growing food and how this can add positively to many other aspects of their lives. I also love playing tennis and being with my family and friends.

I've been involved in a number of entrepreneurial activities over the years and I see that business can be used in a very transformational way and I'm particularly interested in the works of Christopher Houghton Budd on Associative economics.

I have no formal training in organic gardening, just the school of life. I commenced my first vegie patch when I was a child and have been at it on and off ever since and I am now 51. My current patch is very productive and we also have some nice fruit trees. I've been studying organic gardening in the context of biodynamics for the last four years and among other things, this involves enlivening your powers of observation about what happens in the garden. This has really helped to deepen my understanding of organic gardening and my web site at has come from this inner work.
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Indoor food growing - Dealing with pests and diseases

Posted on September 15, 2015 at 12:06 4 Comments

Growing your vegetables and herbs indoors can be very productive and enjoyable. Like any organic food growing, the tactics you apply can have a profound impact on your success.

Indoor food growing will protect your plants from larger animals, but not from insects. Indoor plants are likely to suffer from the lack of natural biological controls, that is, the predators that would keep plant insect pests in check in a more biologically complex outdoor…


Creating a well balanced compost

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 11:17 0 Comments

There is a framework of understanding with how to manage your compost heap which not only simplifies this amazing living system you are creating, but ensures you get the best compost in the shortest possible time. This recent blog of mine gives you some tips.

The IT food gardener

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 15:25 2 Comments

For those of you who have something to do with IT systems design, this article I wrote a little while ago relates systems thinking to running a successful food garden. If you are an IT nerd, please read

Understanding NPK in your organic garden

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 11:32 3 Comments

I thought some keen organic gardeners in this group may be interested in this article which I feel demystifies how to work through organic and biodynamic practices to integrate NPK - nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) into their food gardens without the need to rely on NPK fertilisers that are commonly used by industrialised agriculture and at times, passed off as "organic".  …


Container growing tips

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 11:14 1 Comment


This week I posted a new article to my blog on container growing, which I thought would be of interest to the city dwellers in this group with limited food gardening space. The article talks about the challenges and how to overcome them, resulting in reasonable levels of productivity, whilst still using organic methods. You can read the article here. Please fell free to comment either on this site or on my own… Continue

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At 21:22 on October 29, 2011, Elaine de Saxe said…
Sorry to be so tardy, Peter - I rarely remember to check comments - I usually use the Private Message system. No, Peter, we won't come, it sounds like too much physical work and too long a day with 2 hrs travelling time added for we old boilers (69 and 77) - Cheers, Elaine


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