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(Vic) hawthorn berries for jelly

"Hi Scarlett, do you think you can post some to me in Sydney please? I will be more than happy to pay as ive been looking for them for ages"
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Glenn Wright commented on Scarlett's blog post Making your own yoghurt
"Is it possible to make other fermented foods in the Easiyo?"
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Lissa replied to Scarlett's discussion Fruit Tree Outlets
"Thanks Michael. If you have a look at the Home page you'll see Elaine has started a group for this topic. Any experiences you have with buying fruit trees and seed can be shared there now."
Nov 17, 2013
Michael Hoff replied to Scarlett's discussion Fruit Tree Outlets
"I have purchased most of my trees from Daley's. I have had them delivered, always excellent packaging and speedy delivery. I have also been to the nursery to buy plants. They are great to deal with face to face and are ready to offer all the…"
Nov 14, 2013
Elaine coolowl replied to Scarlett's discussion GM crops promote superweeds, food insecurity and pesticides, say NGOs
"And worse, kill or render ineffective, the soil microbes. The very microbes which are vital to the plant's ability to take up and utilise the nutrients in the soil. Making the soil virtually dead and just used (post World Ward II) as a sterile…"
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Lissa replied to Scarlett's discussion GM crops promote superweeds, food insecurity and pesticides, say NGOs
"More from America (Organic Connections) on GMO's: GMO Labeling Won’t Increase Food Prices, Here’s Why Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services17 Guest article by Michael…"
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Farina Murray replied to Scarlett's discussion Water
"Wow! That really makes you think."
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Lissa replied to Scarlett's discussion As Cost of Importing Food Soars, Jamaica Turns to the Earth: New York Time article
"Wonderful stuff. This is what we need happening everywhere. People just need some encouragement, practical training and information to achieve it. "
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As Cost of Importing Food Soars, Jamaica Turns to the Earth: New York Time article

Andrea Bruce for The New York TimesStudents feeding chickens before class at Rennock Lodge All-Age School in east Kingston, Jamaica. KINGSTON, Jamaica — The scent of coconut oil and fiery jerk spice blows…See More
Aug 9, 2013
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"Thank you Scarlett, I just read your welcome msg from 2011.  I joined up but forgot about the site until now."
Aug 9, 2013
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solar thermal for port augusta petition

http://100percent.org.au/content/alinta-please-dont-turn-your-back-solar-thermal-port-augustaNot local food, but my other big cause - renewable energy. I caught a bit of that dick smith show last night, Lissa, because you had mentioned it here.thanks.Ziggy switkowski is a nuclear industry lobbyist. It's true that Australia is less risk than other places - but why risk horrific hazards? He…See More
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Food gardens, horticulture, permaculture
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I have a Permaculture Design Certificate and
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My Victorian garden

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 13:00 5 Comments

It's easy enough to buy expensive things and follow the directions and get beautiful (although often not very tasty or resilient) plants. Growing amazingly healthy plants using natural processes and products to be found in your own backyard (or front yard as the case may be) is much harder - but it is possible. It's a question of harnessing and powerboosting natural processes. Brilliant soil, teaming with microbes and organic material, is the real holy grail I think.

My garden's…

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Lots of baking, some espalier, and a new vegie garden on the way

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 12:34 7 Comments

It's official. I can't live happily without a vegie garden. So I'm putting one in. Here is the 'before' shot of the extremely annoying patch of grass in the front yard which kept growing across the gravel and creating a lot of work. 

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Making your own yoghurt

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 11:16 18 Comments

Equipment:

(note you don't have to have the Easiyo containers, see recipe below).

 

NB in Brisbane I recommend Barambah Organic Full Cream Milk, or Food Connect Herd Share milk. Because I'm in Victoria now I'm buying beautiful grass fed milk produced locally in the Western District where…

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On the sourdough journey

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 12:30 18 Comments

WEDNESDAY 25th MAY
I checked The starter that I dug out about one week later - a nasty shade of blackish grey, and smelled a bit mouldy. I chucked it. Will have to make a new one. I think Elaine found the reason - I had used boiled kettle water because I ran out of bottled water. I've bought some distilled water until I replace my filter machine.
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FRIDAY 13th MAY
Black mould…
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Temperate Autumn

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 14:00 8 Comments



As you may be aware, I moved to country Victoria last December.

I'm still keeping up Brisbane Local Food because so many people are using it, and I'm proud of it, and I enjoy it, and I think it's helping the world which makes me feel good. 

I apologise, though, for now being out of touch with the weather and what's going on for people in Brisbane, and having only an…

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Comment Wall (276 comments)

At 15:37 on May 15, 2008, Emma Rose said…
Hi Scarlett, the site looks great! Just lurve your photos - what a great job you guys have done in your back yard!!
At 16:12 on May 15, 2008, Bob MacLennan said…
Hello Scarlett,

No problem to put a link to www.slowfoodbrisbane.com,
but the weblog needs input. Good to see a Brisbane locavore group being very active.
Bob MacLennan
At 16:28 on May 20, 2008, Liz Cameron said…
Hi Scarlett,
Member #21, Liz here. Brisbane local food is a great initiative and very timely. Thanks for creating it. I'm fascinated by your photos (and inspired) and would like to know more about where you got your inspiration from (eg the pawpaw and banana ring - how does that work?) Is there a book that you can recommend?
Cheers,
Liz
At 16:36 on May 20, 2008, Rogan Hume said…
Scarlett
Thanks for the invite... looking forward to playing in this virtual garden.
At 0:05 on May 21, 2008, Liz Cameron said…
Hi Scarlett,
Thanks for getting back. I have Linda's book and Permaculture 1 but it sounds like I need to get hold of a copy of the manual and no.2. I'm looking forward to seeing your powerpoint presentation and the Brazilian house.
cheers,
Liz
At 19:32 on May 21, 2008, Emma Rose said…
definitely - i'll get Robert and Morag to give it a plug in their workshop sessions, and I'll also give it a mention in my workshop too. The last session on Sunday afternoon will be all about connecting the dots within our communities and this ning site will be on the agenda.
At 13:35 on May 29, 2008, Fleur said…
thanks Scarlett, do what you need to. congratulations on the website by the way, its awesome!
At 20:33 on June 1, 2008, angela hirst said…
Hi Scarlett,

Thanks for this- and as soon as I get my head around this network thing, I'll get onto what you're talking about. At the moment, it's all a bit over my head. Like the word animation... but we should talk about it!

speak soon
Angela
At 14:33 on June 3, 2008, Janine Martyr said…
thanks Scarlett, great website and well done with all the work you have put into it. I look forward to adding more stuff (photos particularly) and changing the watermelons to something more "me". Also must get a few more friends as Mypage looks a bit sad. picked my 1st 2 radishes the day before last and feel pretty proud. more veges to come and the chooks are on their way still. the timber is all out to construct the coope.
At 13:03 on June 11, 2008, Andrew James Conquest said…
i just wrote an ode to the mushroom- sent it to you
cheers- the site looks great and...its growing :)

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